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We are gearing up to create the world's first mass produced edible cutlery. This has huge potential to prevent plastic waste.
We are gearing up to create the world's first mass produced edible cutlery. This has huge potential to prevent plastic waste.
We are gearing up to create the world's first mass produced edible cutlery. This has huge potential to prevent plastic waste.
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    1. Joel Reid 1 day ago

      It is irrelevant of how he spent the money. The reality is that the calculations for the cost of this product are incorrect.

      I Pledged $20. This was $10 for 100 spoons and $10 for shipping to Australia... however a simple internet search will show that the shipping of a 1kg object to Australia from the USA is actually more than $20.

      For comparison, I have successfully funded a Board game on kickstarter that weighed less than 1kg and costed $15 shipping. $10 shipping is what would be expected for a 250g package.

      Thus the problem is that this was doomed from the start. It would never have worked because the finances were not properly accounted for. Even if the money had been spent properly, it would have come up short.

      I just wish I noticed this obvious issue before I backed it.

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      Norma Snyder on January 9

      Peter and Christopher...thanks for the chuckle.

    3. christopher stovell
      Superbacker
      on January 8

      When does shipping start? I can’t wait to get my spoons!

    4. Peter Rios on January 8

      Can I get a refund for my pledge?

    5. Night1505
      Superbacker
      on January 4

      @Diana P - I can't remember what I used for that section on the form. Possibly just whatever I could find here on Kickstarter. If I can find confirmation of what my answers on the form were, I'll post back here. :)

    6. Diana P
      Superbacker
      on December 28

      @Night1505, were you able to find any contact info for Sarah to include on the IC3 form?

    7. Teela Louise on December 27

      Does anyone know a lawyer who would be interested in taking this case?

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      Rebecca Smith on December 21

      Maybe we helped pay for Sarah's Masters in Public Health from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston?

      https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-munir-a910babb

      https://www.corporationwiki.com/p/2mhm0r/sarah-munir

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      K. Stephens on December 18

      In case anyone missed it, this is from Bakeys Food pvt ltd on Facebook, Nov. 25, 2017:

      Reply from Sarah munir dated 13 July 2017 to us regarding how she has used up Bakeys collection made on kickstartrer by her. So backers please stop abusing us and know the facts directly from her message below.

      Hi Pradnya,
      It has taken me a long time to come and tell you and Narayana this because I did not know how to approach the situation. And I'm sorry, I truly am. I would take the $62 in my bank account and give everyone refunds if that was not all that I had right now. This past year has been miserable for me, I've been turned down from every job I've applied to because of this. I own nothing. Last year when I was being sued by my old business partner, I unfortunately met a guy named Raj Singh (https://www.facebook.com/CEOdronecast) through an entrepreneurship group. I was reaching out to see if anyone had any experience in manufacturing hard biscuits or dog biscuits.
      He told me he had a great manufacturer that could help me get set up. He flew down to Austin to meet me, and wanted to set up a new company with his company (Singh Ventures) owning 49% and me owning 51% with me handing over all of the Kickstarter money. I didn't want this, I merely wanted an alternative manufacturing method for Kickstarter in case Bakeys wasn't able to deliver the first time. So I stopped talking to the guy. But he persisted in trying to get involved. With companies like Disney and Walmart interested in the product,
      I wanted to find a confident manufacturing method that would allow us to produce if we needed for those companies. I was merely trying to help. I did not want to go off as a separate entity as some might think. Anyways as you know last year around May there was a trade show in Chicago which was a huge opportunity to showcase the edible spoons. Not only that, but I also wanted to showcase forks, chopsticks, and a host of other products. I knew it was difficult to get those prototypes into production, and I wanted an improvement on the shape of the spoon as well. The one complaint that the chef at Disney had was that they broke too easily and that was a similar complaint with other companies as well. I wanted to find a solution, build this interest, and then come back to you both. None of what had happened was ever what I intended.

      Raj kept reaching out to me, telling me I would run into manufacturing issues if I didn't find a separate manufacturer. I told him it was impossible for me to put that kind of money in because he was trying to get me to put in $180,000 towards a manufacturing machine. I told him I was going to find a manufacturer in China that could make me a cookie press with the molds needed to make different shapes, including the spoon, fork, and chopstick. He assured me the Chinese company would do a poor job. He assured me that if I went with a legitimate manufacturer like his, I would be in good hands. I told him yet again that I could not put that kind of money in as I knew $150,000 was to go towards the spoons. He went back and forth with his manufacturer trying to find a different way to get me to commit. He then claimed the manufacturer would do all the prototyping for me for free if I put down a down payment on the full line of machinery. The logic behind this was, we go to this show with new prototypes, get interested parties involved, and take that interest to create purchase orders and fund the rest of the machinery.
      I put a down payment of $90,000 on this machinery. This guy, who had created 3 successful companies, came from a very wealthy family and had his own business accelerator belonging to "Singhh Ventures". I did not trust this other company in India (Called United Traders Corporation in Ludhiana, India) but he persisted, promising me he would have my back no matter what in this situation. The trade show came in May, and this company had sent me a simple cookie press machine (Which I later found out they had contracted), but no molds. I went to the trade show without the new prototypes, although I know they would've made a big difference. I gathered a great list of companies to help build Bakeys' business in the United States.
      I kept asking this company in India to send me the molds many times. I was left with nothing and no money to help pay for any additional molds. For 6 months, I spoke with Raj to try and help me out with the situation. For 6 months, I begged him to get me my money back as he was apparently close with this company and sent them millions of dollars in business every year. He was relentless in pursuing me, promised me many things, so I do believe he got something out of it. I begged him to help me for months, but he wasn't willing to. Finally when I told the founders of the group I met him at about what he had done, he came after me, demanding I do not tell anyone else about his involvement in this. UTC in India, the other company, ignored me and lied to me for months, and weren't willing to return any of the money even though they knew they had only sent prototypes. Finally, Raj approached me and attacked me for having told the group about his involvement. He told me he would sue me if I told anyone else about his involvement. I had nothing, and I was afraid to come forward. He has told me he can only get back $17,000 of the money that was sent because all the rest of it was spent, knowing he got a commission out of a part of the deal. I know it's all a lie so I didn't continue to speak with him after he threatened me. I had a contract with the company but it would be difficult to go after them with the limited resources I had. I have tried to get those funds back for the past 6 months, only to be ignored.
      So I am coming forward to tell you, I did not spend a single cent on myself. I was trying to aid in this situation so we would have a fully formed manufacturing method that could produce enough for these big companies so we wouldn't run into the issues we ran into. I am the one that created these problems so I am humbly asking if there is anything I can do to help you remedy this. I know that coming out with the info will at least shift the responsibility of the blame onto me. I have spoken with investors to help the situation, but no one has had faith in me. I plan to post this as an update so everyone knows what's happened. I know it is late, I know you have waited for so long to probably get information that was different, but this is what it is. I will be sending over all the transaction info and conversations.

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      Gordon Buchsbaum on December 17

      I invoke my right as a disbeliever in Santa Clause and Sarah Munir! I pledged over $400 and will never see that money or the product that I, we, and us paid to bring this brilliant idea to fruition. Unfortunately it’s a mad cruel world we live in and suckers are born every minute, me included.

      On another note. .. Happy Holidays to all you trusting souls who contributed to this !ssssfraudulensscam.

    11. Shahab Yar on December 15

      This was below the comment box: "Be respectful and considerate.". I just wish Kickstarter would have listened to their own advice!

    12. Shiver Carr on December 14

      I have backed 118 kickstarters at this point. This is only the second time the person has taken the money and ran. I am not happy but, not surprised. However in the spirit of being silly. I invoke my rights to be irritated I won't get these spoons. They looked like a good idea.

    13. Mike Graffagnino on December 12

      Stop trying to “invoke your rights”
      Read the actual link and not just copy and paste. That is from 2012 not the current terms. Amazing how nobody reads anything

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      Amanda Easley on December 9

      I invoke my rights under Kickstarter's Terms of Use:
      https://www.kickstarter.com/terms-of-use/oct2012
      "Project Creators are required to fulfill all rewards of their successful fundraising campaigns or refund any Backer whose reward they do not or cannot fulfill."
      I demand a full refund for my pledge amount

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      Brian Chuang on December 6

      So, is this project officially dead? Would Kickstarter or the project owner at least give a formal statement to declare the status?

    16. TAH
      Superbacker
      on December 6

      I invoke my rights under Kickstarter's Terms of Use:
      https://www.kickstarter.com/terms-of-use/oct2012
      "Project Creators are required to fulfill all rewards of their successful fundraising campaigns or refund any Backer whose reward they do not or cannot fulfill."
      I demand a full refund for my pledge amount

    17. Night1505
      Superbacker
      on December 5

      @Michele Lang - LOL! It was the bit about the "...nice toe dip..." wasn't it? XD

    18. Michele Lang on December 4

      @Night1505 I'm was sure laughing so hard at your comments below LOL LOL LOL

    19. John H. Halpern, M.D.
      Superbacker
      on December 3

      Sarah’s last update suggests she still is sitting on $15,000 that was refunded to her. SHE IS SUPPOSED TO PARTIALLY REFUND ALL OF US WITH THAT MONEY.

    20. Night1505
      Superbacker
      on November 29

      Also, it's clear to me that Kickstarter has abandoned this page entirely. There's no way my comment below should still be there at this point. They should have promptly deleted it, and possibly even suspended me for a few days for that sort of comment.

    21. Night1505
      Superbacker
      on November 29

      @AprilMae - I think there are still a few of us that would like to see some consequences fall on our misleading project creator. She has admitted here (where it can't be redacted) that she used the funds for things other than what was presented in the project. Thus, she admitted to gathering funds under a false pretense.

      I've filled out the IC3 form and pasted the text of Sarah's last update in the notes section. I highly encourage others to do the same. If they see a few hundred complaints against the same person, that's bound to make someone take notice, yes?

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      AprilMae McFarland on November 28

      So are we all just “out of luck” with our money? I mean we have never received the product we backed and supported nor has anything came of this product. I thought there would be some safety between our money we invest and the people that don’t end up using the money properly?

    23. Night1505
      Superbacker
      on November 28

      Gawd, that IC3 form is a pain in the ass... but I got it done.

    24. Night1505
      Superbacker
      on November 28

      And now, for a rage post intended to get Kickstarter's attention (warning: strong language and imagery to follow):

      This is fucking beyond fucking disrespectful. I'd laugh if backers found Sarah's house, and covered it in shit, piss, and vomit. She plays the fucking victim, and expects sympathy. FUCK HER!! She deserves the worst fucking karmic ass-kick in fucking history! She deserves physical pain, and mental anguish. She deserves to be raked up and down with a splintered piece of fucking balsa wood. She deserves her toenails pulled off, and sandpaper rubbed where they used to be, followed by a nice toe dip in lemon juice and salt.

      (Disclaimer: I do not really feel these things. I do not condone physical harm, or torture. I do not endorse seeking her out in any form. This post is to test Kickstarter's view of this page.)

    25. Night1505
      Superbacker
      on November 28

      Sarah has certainly given us enough ammunition against her. Does she really think she's gotten away with this?

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      arpita lakhotia on November 27

      As another person had posted her twitter handle here (@sarahomunir) I went and checked. Turns out Sarah has been actively tweeting/retweeting all the while staying completely silent here. Last retweet was on 10/2/2017. No mention of this project on any tweets. This kind of discrepancy in activity makes her story complete bullshit! What a scammer! �

    27. N. Newby on November 27

      @ Night1505 - YES that is exactly what I am talking about. Have to have action to have a reaction y'all! This would be a violation of ANY states consumer protection act.

      http://www.atg.wa.gov/news/news-releases/ag-makes-crowdfunded-company-pay-shady-deal

    28. N. Newby on November 27

      Again Y'all - Here is the link to the FBI's Internet Crime Center - https://www.ic3.gov/complaint/default.aspx

      Stop trying to "Invoke your rights" because that wont do diddly squat. You have to file a complaint with the FBI that will eventually lead to an investigation that will eventually lead to persecution. I know, I have already seen it happen with some jerk I had to deal with on eBay years ago. Might take some time, but they will get to it. The more filings the better!!! PASS THIS LINK ON!!

    29. Night1505
      Superbacker
      on November 27

      Are there any backers from Washington State USA that would be willing to get in touch with the Attorney General's Office? If you read this:

      http://www.atg.wa.gov/news/news-releases/ag-makes-crowdfunded-company-pay-shady-deal

      it shows that Washington State has successfully brought a suit against a Kickstarter campaign before, and so should be able to do it again, I would think.

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      arpita lakhotia on November 27

      As suggested by N Newby (October 12, 2017) I have also filed a complaint against Sarah Munir.

      Even though my contribution was minimal at $29, I am NOT okay with fraud. The explanation posted by Sarah leaves more questions than answers. And even after posting the update in August, there have been no further updates - which really makes me think that she is involved in the scam!

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      Tong Hwee yen on November 24

      I’m beginning to have an idea of something along the line of making up a fake idea than post on Kickstarter and make it look promising so backers will fund me and when it all ends I’ll take all the money and just go MIA.
      No one can do nothing about it because that’s what Kickstarter is. No promise whatsoever they’re just a platform. No protections over their backers. Backers must rely on their own judgment. Kickstarter is just too dangerous to use its like global money laundering.

    32. Denise Atkinson-René on November 18

      I am disappointed in the outcome of this campaign to say the least. These types of results make me reluctant to ever pledge again. Quite frankly, I will never support this creator again.

    33. Veysel Budak on November 18

      I invoke my rights under Kickstarter's Terms of Use:
      https://www.kickstarter.com/terms-of-use/oct2012
      "Project Creators are required to fulfill all rewards of their successful fundraising campaigns or refund any Backer whose reward they do not or cannot fulfill."
      I demand a full refund for my pledge amount

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      Juli Peoples on November 16

      I am sad to realize I will likely never see even one of the spoons promised me... this was the ONLY kickstarter project I ever backed...

    35. Lesley on November 15

      I see this project has yet o get anywhere. So, any news on the current situation?

    36. Mike Graffagnino on November 11

      Haha and yet another person thinks they can “invoke their rights” without reading the actual terms

    37. Norman Hirsch on November 9

      I was scammed obviously. Been years never received utensils. I invoke my rights under Kickstarter's Terms of Use:
      https://www.kickstarter.com/terms-of-use/oct2012

    38. Mike Graffagnino on November 8

      “Kickstarter doesn’t offer refunds. Responsibility for finishing a project lies entirely with the project creator. Kickstarter doesn’t hold funds on creators’ behalf, cannot guarantee creators’ work, and does not offer refunds.”

      That is from the current kickstarter Terms of Use. We are not getting any refunds so everyone saying “I invoke my rights”
      Is just wasting their time. All of us got the shaft from the creator and seems like more and more projects are not being fulfilled or atleast the last few I backed. Which is why I haven’t been using kickstarter anymore

    39. Ken Mennell on November 7

      Well - I've accepted the (pretty obvious) conclusion that the monies are all gone. Whatever was left to the creator was mispent on production methods without informing her backers. The remaining funds are sitting in an account - and I can't see us getting anything.

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      Alex specht on November 7

      I invoke my rights under Kickstarter's Terms of Use:
      https://www.kickstarter.com/terms-of-use/oct2012
      "Project Creators are required to fulfill all rewards of their successful fundraising campaigns or refund any Backer whose reward they do not or cannot fulfill."
      I demand a full refund for my pledge amount

    41. Thierry Jacak on November 6

      Is Sarah gone for another 8 months of silence? Because we still have no news since her latest message in August. The previous one was in January... I don't know why her latest message was for if she doesn't continue this way, informing us...

    42. Scott Cush
      Superbacker
      on November 5

      For all of those who are invoking their rights... are you all mad? This is the agreement between "the company" (Kickstarter) and the creators.

      But good luck to you. I would suggest going to India and talking to the guy with the spoons. Fulfilling the reward tiers is not the sole responsibility of the creator of the project but the relationship with the company that actually produces the product. You and I bought into a Ponzi scheme. Kickstarter legally protects themselves with the same document you all are quoting.

    43. Natasha Rivera on November 5

      I invoke my rights under Kickstarter's Terms of Use:
      https://www.kickstarter.com/terms-of-use/oct2012
      "Project Creators are required to fulfill all rewards of their successful fundraising campaigns or refund any Backer whose reward they do not or cannot fulfill."
      I demand a full refund for my pledge amount.

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      Jerry Harris on November 5

      I invoke my rights under Kickstarter's Terms of Use:
      https://www.kickstarter.com/terms-of-use/oct2012
      "Project Creators are required to fulfill all rewards of their successful fundraising campaigns or refund any Backer whose reward they do not or cannot fulfill."
      I demand a full refund for my pledge amount

    45. Ibrahim Alyahya on November 4

      I invoke my rights under Kickstarter's Terms of Use:
      https://www.kickstarter.com/terms-of-use/oct2012
      "Project Creators are required to fulfill all rewards of their successful fundraising campaigns or refund any Backer whose reward they do not or cannot fulfill."
      I demand a full refund for my pledge amount

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      Christos Economopoulos on November 4

      I invoke my rights under Kickstarter's Terms of Use:
      https://www.kickstarter.com/terms-of-use/oct2012
      "Project Creators are required to fulfill all rewards of their successful fundraising campaigns or refund any Backer whose reward they do not or cannot fulfill."
      I demand a full refund for my pledge amount

    47. Fred Chan on November 3

      I invoke my rights under Kickstarter's Terms of Use:
      https://www.kickstarter.com/terms-of-use/oct2012
      "Project Creators are required to fulfill all rewards of their successful fundraising campaigns or refund any Backer whose reward they do not or cannot fulfill."
      I demand a full refund for my pledge amount

    48. Night1505
      Superbacker
      on November 3

      I kinda want to make a seriously offensive and inappropriate post (like a real RAGE post) here just to see if Kickstarter will delete it. At least then we would know they can see these comments...

    49. Becky Smith on November 3

      I invoke my rights under Kickstarter's Terms of Use:
      https://www.kickstarter.com/terms-of-use/oct2012
      "Project Creators are required to fulfill all rewards of their successful fundraising campaigns or refund any Backer whose reward they do not or cannot fulfill."
      I demand a full refund for my pledge amount

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