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Scammed by Crowd PR Ninja aka Crowdfunding PR Ninjas

by gustofwisdom » Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:33 pm

You could take them to small claims court. Once they see the paper work they are likely to back off. I see lots and lots of posts against crowd pr guru, so maybe you could get a class action lawsuit in place.
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by eloisecrowdfunds » Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:17 am

Here is their web presence in full:
https://www.crowdfundingninjas.com/
https://www.crowdfundingninjas.com/pricing/
https://twitter.com/crowdfunding009

Previous thread about them:
anyone-heard-of-the-crowdfunding-ninja-t7773.html

In addition to the links above, they also operate under the following domains:
http://www.ninjacrowdfunding.com/
https://www.facebook.com/NinjaCrowdfunding/

Previous online report about them found here:
https://crowdfundingdojo.com/about-us/k ... l-about-us

Do not consider using this “agency”. They are part of a known ring of individuals taking founders funds and providing nothing in return. Any guarantee of funding you receive from them will not be honored.

I have heavily reported on other names that they go by, and I will not stand here and continue to watch this group take down our community. Rest assured fellow creators, people are looking out for your best interests and working hard to fight frauds online that target us.
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by gustofwisdom » Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:19 am

Yes I am in agreement with you. But what I do not understand is how people can keep falling for these scams by this same company. If you look at their websites it is so obvious that they are the same company.

My thoughts are that if someone is dumb enough to fall for this, then they deserve to fail. Social darwinism if you will. If you want to make it to the top, you cannot be weak.

I myself have little experience and I was able to spot this from a mile away. I think you are wasting your time by helping people. If someone can’t see that these are scams, I doubt your help will do them much good anyways. People who fall for this clearly believe whatever someone tells them, so even if you help them they will just get scammed or fail in some other way.

Entrepreneurship is not for the faint of heart, and it is most certainly not for the feeble minded.

If people don’t understand basic business principles like checking references to see if something is a scam, then they have no business being an entrepreneur. These people are what we call “wantrepreneurs” - just wannabees.

You’re not helping anyone and I am kind of getting tired of you posting these analysis on every company. It gets old. We need to hear from the winners on this forum, let the losers continue to loose. I want to learn how to win, I don’t care about helping foolish people it is a total waste of time.
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by picklerick » Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:20 am

I think you are missing the whole point of this community. Look around the posts here. This place is not a place for already successful people. This is a place for people who are just learning and don’t really know anything about business.

I’ve never seen a big campaign even bother to post in here.

This is mainly a scam reporting site for the crowdfunding community. It works amazingly for that, so quit trying to make this website into something that it was never meant to be.

The tradition is that if you have a bad experience you do a post about it here and tell people to stay away from the offending company. You won’t find much by way of advice on how to succeed, but what you will find is plenty of reports on what not to do.

Once you learn what not to do effectively, then you will be default learn what to do.
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by drudge » Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:22 am

There was just a post on here from a big campaign. I think you are only seeing the fraud watch section about what marketing companies to avoid. Here are a few other sections of the kickstarter forum that are filled with great information

General Chat + Introduce Yourself
general-chat-introduce-yourself-f7.html

Kickstarter and Crowdfunding Questions Only (Strict)
kickstarter-and-crowdfunding-questions-only-strict-f4.html

Kickstarter Tips and Advice
kickstarter-tips-and-advice-f14.html

Share Your Kickstarter Story (Updates, Campaign Stats, Marketing Strategies Used)
share-your-kickstarter-story-updates-campaign-stats-marketing-strategies-used-f26.html

Our website here if a fine resource for information on marketing, PR, media, and kickstarter community marketing. Use it well, as it contains years and years of wisdom that has been passed down to all of us here.
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by littleguy101 » Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:23 am

I see that you linked to a bunch of websites and made a bunch of accusations, but what evidence do you have that they are the same company? Just linking to a bunch of stuff proves nothing. Here in america where I live called “innocent until proven guilty”.

It sounds like you’re just on some witch hunt and you don’t have evidence at all of any of your accusations. Quit wasting our time with baseless accusations unless you have some legit evidence.

If you are lying and trying to decieve us, then you yourself are a scam. If you’re lying you’re hurting this community just as much as a scammer. So either provide evidence or stop posting here.
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by BeetBlueJohn » Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:24 am

BEWARE OF THIS COMPANY

Crowd PR Ninja is a scam, Crowdfunding PR Ninjas are scams. What they will do is just take your money and run. They do not use paypal which is evidence enough of them being a scam. Any bonafide company will only use paypal. It is the gold standard for business so if you want to know if a company is a scam just ask them if they accept paypal.

If they don’t accept it - it’s a scam. You can count on that.

Just found this report that this ring is also going by the name of Crowdfund PR Mafias:
https://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/cr ... li-1117151

BEWARE, BUYER BEWARE, COMMUNITY BEWARE, DO NOT PAY THEM IT IS A SCAM
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by trent.palo.smith » Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:25 am

This is outrageous. Each an every day we are bombarded of reports of crowdfunding scams.

They all guarantee media placement in top tier media outlets. But how are we to know who is a scam or not? I’m sure 99% of them are scams, but at the same time I am sure that a few of them have connections with journalists.

I know that PR can drive so many backers, and I think this is why scams always pretend to be PR firms. They are full well aware that we want coverage more than anything, and they just exploit the heck out of it.

It’s beginning to look like the only way to get results is to get them yourself. Pitch the journalists and get the coverage. Not worth sorthing through all of these scams.

If I had to consider every company who emails me during a live campaign, I would spend all of my time sorting through all of the companies and none of my time actually marketing my product. That would cause me to fail. I cannot fail and I will not fail, not again and not ever again.

Good luck with your campaigns everyone!
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by BigBoJackson » Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:29 am

I think it is important for us as a community to officially define what a marketing scam is and what it is not.

Is someone with zero experience who works 100 hours on your campaign but delivers no backers a scam? Is someone who gets you only one article in a media outlet a scam?

Scam seems to be a very liberally applied term here. I saw someone claim they got scammed because they only got featured by The Verge. They sounded like a spoiled brat, I would kill to get an article about my product in there.

A scam is when someone takes your money and does zero work. Zero hours. Keep in mind that working only a few hours is the same as none. So if you’re going to go to this board and whine and complain that you were scammed, please make sure that you were actually being scammed and that you’re not just complaining about being unhappy with the results.

It’s the same thing as going to a restaurant and calling it a scam because you were unhappy with the meal that you ate. I have a feeling that most of the people who post on these boards about being scammer are also the kind of people who go around writing bad yelp reviews all day. It must be in their blood or something.
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