The title of this article is misleading. Intentionally so. It’s baiting you. Running a crowdfunding campaign is fraught with uncertainty. This makes claims of a short cut to success hard to ignore, right?
That’s what this new service I’ve discovered is banking on. They have identical web sites under different names like GoGo Rocket and GoFund Rocket, and here’s what they offer for $289.
The trouble is they do this with fake social media accounts. They’re artificially inflating your “Gogo Factor” with accounts from people who don’t exist. How did I learn about them? This week I’ve been tweeted at by accounts like the following.
Anyone who has researched crowdfunding for half a second knows that you don’t get far by being inauthentic. It’s genuine connections, passion and a demonstration that you’ve got the goods that propels one to a successful campaign. So beware of this scam. Here’s a Facebook post by someone who bought into it.
There is a very simple filter you can use to decide if you’re making a good decision with regard to your crowdfunding campaign. And that is to look at your own behavior and ask yourself if this is something that would compel you to make a pledge or donation. If you’re able to be honest with yourself, it’s such a simple way to make smart decisions.
And you know, now that I think about it, the title of this post isn’t totally misleading. It is indeed a short cut for anyone suckered in by these clowns. But only a short cut toward killing your campaign’s credibility.
Last, here’s their listing on Rip Off Report.