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Crowdfunding Fraud Unfair or Deceptive Trade Practices

Crowdfunding is a method for raising capital whereby many individuals network and pool their funds, usually via the internet or social media. Crowdfunding methods are used in a variety of circumstances including,... more +
Crowdfunding is a method for raising capital whereby many individuals network and pool their funds, usually via the internet or social media. Crowdfunding methods are used in a variety of circumstances including, but not limited to, supporting charitable organizations, disaster relief, product development, artistic projects, and financing start-up companies. The passage of the JOBS Act of 2012 sought to broaden the use of crowdfunding in developing private capital for start-up companies by relaxing certain SEC investor registration requirements. less -

FTC Takes Its First Action Against Crowdfunding Site

by Wilson Elser on

As the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) targets more FinTech (new and emerging financial technology) under the banner of protecting consumers from deceptive trade practices, the Commission finally turned its attention to the...more

FTC Eyes Kickstarter Campaigns for Consumer Protection

by McCarter & English, LLP on

Most Kickstarter projects never reach the funding threshold, so funders never pay anything into the venture. However, as shown by recent enforcement action, agencies such as the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) have become...more

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