I recently found out I was getting impersonated on the internet, so I traced my impostor to an email address and confronted him about it. After attitude abounded, he revealed that he was pulling the scam on hundreds of other writers.
The story of one still-pending, oft-delayed, and infuriating coffee machine dream is a cautionary tale for pretty much everyone involved. Another clear sign that crowdfunding has a serious credibility problem.
Kickstarter is one of the few sites that attempts to vet projects before people start throwing their money at them. Now, though, Kickstarter has decided to let creators choose to bypass the approval process altogether. Fantastic.