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Anyone heard of The CrowdFunding Ninja?

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by CharlesDarwinsCreek » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:42 pm

Hey do you mind posting a link? From what I see on the forum here there are 3 similar companies: the crowdfunding ninja, crowd pr ninja, and crowdfunding pr ninjas. I know ninja is a popular name for agencies as is anything that has crowdfunding related terms, but it would be helpful if we could see if they're all different or if some are the same and people just posted the wrong names. Thanks!
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by PaperView Flowers » Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:46 am

The annoyance of an inbox full of spammy messages after launching a project. In fairness, do they work? Do you believe they claims? I’d prefer to put my own time into reaching out to the 1,000 or so Twitter, Facebook and Instagram ‘followers’ than freely hand some ‘entrepreneur’ a hefty chunk of hard earned cash for spammy, sporadic posts into the ether.

Anyway, rant over... Ryan West did contact me. Offered the same/similar package. Did however lodge $5 to my campaign (my first btw, thanks Ryan), and in doing so would give the unsuspecting crowdfunder ‘incentive’ to pick up on one of his claims, and engage his services.

I do trust people, but in reality if an unsolicited email comes through your mailbox and you haven’t reached out to someone for advice, why would you or I want to take that as a guaranteed way to get results?

If you were to leave a message here saying hello to everyone, and striking up a conversation and mentioning the link to your project you would probably generate genuine interest.

Here comes the shameless plug:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/15 ... ew-flowers

It’s why we are here, why we launched a kickstarter campaign, to crowdfund as a community.

While Ninja and all the others are very slick and pretty they can’t get you what you need. And that is faith and believe and support from others that your project is going to make it.

That’s my tuppence worth.
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by kcqd7540 » Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:40 pm

This guy is a huge fraud and we had previously figured out bits and pieces of his scheme.

https://www.facebook.com/whenyoursoulscreams/posts/1778673002358253?fref=nf

Ryan West is really Ryan Neral and he is scamming people out of their money. Thankfully he has left some breadcrumbs to follow.

• The company he currently uses is “The Crowdfunding Ninja”
• He is emails from info@thecrowdfundingninja.com
• His Company name on PayPal is “Social Media Promotion Group”
• His registered email address on PayPal is: info@socialinfluencergroup.com
• His name on fiverr is tryant, also associated with Tryant Computers.

The Social Influencer Group Webpage is now suspended:
http://socialinfluencergroup.com/cgi-sys/suspendedpage.cgi

The sites “Social Influencer Group”, “The Crowdfunding Ninja”, and “The Social Martketing Team” are all owned by the same registrar
https://www.networksolutions.com/whois/results.jsp?domain=thecrowdfundingninja.com
https://www.networksolutions.com/whois/results.jsp?domain=socialinfluencergroup.com
https://www.networksolutions.com/whois/results.jsp?domain=thesocialmarketingteam.com

Other complaints:
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/social-influencer-group-james-westinghouse/internet/social-influencer-group-james-westinghouse-edward-ryansigkickstartermarketinggroupcom-1282431

Notice on the Ripoff Report page that the author’s name on the rebuttal of the complaint is “Edward Ryan” and it is signed “James Westinghouse”

Ryan West is probably a pseudonym created to avoid revealing his real name, which may have previously been tarnished.

https://social-influencer-group.pissedconsumer.com/socialinfluencergroup-com-sig-review-201703091018748.html

On fiverr, his name (tryant) and picture match the picture and name of his computer company on his LinkedIn profile, which also matches the picture in the supposed “facebook posts” for campaigns he isn’t actually doing.

https://www.fiverr.com/tryant/share-your-kickstarter-to-50-facebook-groups

Other Fake Profiles:
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009469036600&pnref=lhc.friends
https://www.facebook.com/ryan.neral.35
https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryanneral/
https://www.facebook.com/ryan.neral

The name on his LinkedIn profile also matches the registrar name on http://www.ninjacrowdfunding.com, which he forgot to make private.

Admin Name: RYAN NERAL
Admin Organization:
Admin Street: 145 ROPANGO WAY
Admin City: HEMET
Admin State/Province: CA
Admin Postal Code: 92545
Admin Country: US
Admin Phone: +1.9098158585
Admin Phone Ext:
Admin Fax:
Admin Fax Ext:
Admin Email: HFCNEWS@GMAIL.COM

This was or is his computer company:
http://tryantindustries.com/

He is also creating his own campaigns to try and scam more people.
https://www.indiegogo.com/individuals/7151636
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/monster-checker--3#/
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/vizysearch-the-visual-search-revolution#/
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1083375335/monster-checker-app?ref=profile_created
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1083375335/monster-checker-helps-parents-get-children-to-slee?ref=profile_created

Hope this helps someone else from getting ripped off by this scammer.
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