[ExI] gofundme question

Stathis Papaioannou stathisp at gmail.com
Wed Feb 9 21:59:57 UTC 2022

On Thu, 10 Feb 2022 at 08:26, Adrian Tymes via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> On Wed, Feb 9, 2022 at 12:25 PM spike jones via extropy-chat <
> extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
>> Then it occurred to me…
>> … that the option to keep the money would apply to ANY organization
>> collecting money for ANY cause: there is no legally-enforceable requirement
>> that the person or company collecting the funds to give it to anyone.
> Sure there is.  They said they would do it.  To take the money and then
> not do what they said they would is fraud, which is illegal.  This has been
> well-litigated with fake charities.

Also, they would lose all their business if it became clear that they could
just take the money. This is the market fallback if laws and regulation
don’t work.

> --
Stathis Papaioannou
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