Sunday, 9 August 2015

DROP YOUR DRAWERS AND BEND OVER

As some of you may know I am currently running a crowd funding campaign on IndieGoGo in order to raise the necessary funds to print the sixth issue of my zine. I started the campaign seven days ago and so far it is going really well, I have raised almost half of the overall target (£500) and have been overwhelmed by the love and support it has been receiving. Unfortunately I have also been overwhelmed by vultures. Crowd Funding Vultures attempting to pick the flesh from my bones and bleed me dry...

Every day since the campaign started I have been inundated with messages from companies offering to 'boost' my campaign, to share it with their millions of followers and their networks of patrons and benefactors... all I have to do is pay them. When the first one came through I didn't think much of it, I assumed it was just some chancer trying his luck, but no, there are hundreds of these fuckers out there and they are relentless. They have contacted me via the campaign page, via the contact form on the zine's website, as well as on Facebook, Twitter and my private email and still the messages keep coming.

Even if these companies do have exclusive access to a network of rich investors and donors, why the fuck would any of them be interested in some non-profit lit zine?!? I seriously don't think these people even look at what the campaign is before sending these messages, if they did they surely would not bother. More so than that, why the fuck would somebody who is trying to raise five hundred quid to print a fucking magazine have enough spare cash to pay for these services (which, by the way, are not cheap)?!? It's such a fucking scam. Praying on desperate people with false promises and bullshit claims. 

I have now taken to replying to these messages and telling them what they can do with their 'offers'. It makes me so angry because I know there are probably a lot of people out there who get taken in by this crap and probably lose a lot of money because of it. If there wasn't, there wouldn't be so many of these creeps out there. Maybe I am wrong and maybe I am losing out on a wad of cash by not singing up with them but I highly doubt it. I'll hedge my bets, thanks...



EDIT: Best one yet...

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