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With the Epiphany onE Puck, your phone will never die again. This compact heat engine will simplify your life and benefit the world!
With the Epiphany onE Puck, your phone will never die again. This compact heat engine will simplify your life and benefit the world!
1,175 backers pledged $132,739 to help bring this project to life.

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    1. Creator Jon Steel on June 11

      Time to get the Feds involved :…

      I'd recommend contacting the FTC about fraudulent projects like this - time to get our money back.

    2. Creator Jim Paterson on June 11

      looks like some of these wonderful projects are starting to get FED notice... check this out...
      this could be a start of a good thing!!!

    3. Creator Daniela Frewa on June 9

      Hey everyone, I started a campaign about this. Does anybody have Tom Joseph's email? Every time someone signs the petition, will send him an email. Ideally this will get some press attention too. Please help me sign it:…

    4. Creator Daniela Frewa on June 9


    5. Creator Tracey Taylor on June 4

      They actually just can't properly form an a href link. This is the article URL:

      They also keep deleting my comment below the Forbes article mention on their News page. I keep replacing. DO THE SAME — COMMENT ON THEIR WEBSITE!

    6. Creator Tracey Taylor on May 28

      Call the company at 412-465-0601. You'll likely reach the voicemail of Tom Joseph. I just called and left him a message saying that there were about 365 of us here, writing complaint messages, all of us very unhappy that we've not received what was promised us. I also requested that he refund our money since he was "unable or unwilllng to fulfill the reward." If we all bombard the company with direct complaints, comments on their website, comments to the Forbes article (also mentioned on their website), and also text the founders at the number, perhaps SOMETHING will get noticed as I previously mentioned. I'm commenting on their website now, below the Forbes article mention. I will also visit the Forbes article and comment there. DO SOMETHING! TAKE ACTION. Theft is illegal.

    7. Creator pharmac on April 30

      Here is an idea, everyone who is a backer go to the forbes article from the link below, contact the writer Nicole Fisher and tell her about the wonderful product called one PUCK. Tell her about the abandoned project, the lack of good faith, and then ask her "based on this track record, do you believe them?" Ask her to write a folllowup article on the lads and ask them about the future of one puck

    8. Creator Erich W on April 30

      According to the Kickstarter Terms of Use from the timeframe that this project started: "Kickstarter does not offer refunds. A Project Creator is not required to grant a Backer’s request for a refund unless the Project Creator is unable or unwilling to fulfill the reward. 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 think it is time to give everyone their money back. This creator is unable or unwilling to fulfill the reward. If they were trying, they'd at least post an update within a year saying so. The last update basically said "Someone is offering us more money, if they give it to us, we may or may not refund you and we'll indefinitely delay or cancel the project." That sounds like someone who is unable and/or unwilling.

    9. Creator Pat Ritter on April 21

      I just heard from the PA Attorney General. This does not fall under their purview as a consumer complaint as we weren't buying a product but backing a project.

      I guess next steps are small claims or class action.

    10. Creator ike on April 13 Theres their news page with all the businesses they are dealing with too.

    11. Creator ike on April 13… There ya go... There's the fucking scammer with our money still walking scott free. Recent video.

    12. Creator uɐp loʞos on April 7

      Yeah, we've been pucked.

    13. Creator chinpokomon on March 10

      There are still sites that help promote the name of this T-shirt company ( ; please join me in sending in comments so that these scammers get the publicity they deserve..

    14. Creator Bruce Gilliland on March 9

      I sent an e-mail a couple of months ago to the contact address at Epiphany Labs. Of course, I got no reply. As others have noted, it's now a year since the last update from them on this project. It's clear that they have failed. It's just a shame that they don't have the courage to admit that they have failed.

      It's unfortunate that we will likely not get anything for our money, BUT we were warned by Kickstarter that there is no guarantee that a project will succeed even if it is funded.

      I would like to know what they did with the $132,739 we kicked in. I guess we are the ones who got kicked in the end, both literally and figuratively.

    15. Creator AlkalineCandy on March 7

      You know...this really bites the big one. I didn't even get my t-shirt. Thanks a lot! You really did a great job creating a fake product. Actually, I may have to consider opening a criminal case against them because this is literally theft. Granted, petty theft when looking at it from a 1 person situation...but combined, its theft.

    16. Creator Viet Nguyen on March 5

      Wow, i think we've just been ripped off...No update in a year. This is pathetic.

    17. Creator Stella Sloop on February 25

      Epiphany Labs, you should be ashamed. We, your backers, believed in your dream and helped bring it about. You ran from your responsibilities to us and into the arms of large corporate interests. I gave you money I really could've used elsewhere, and now I just feel foolish for having also given you my trust. Shame on you. Shame on you. Shame on you.

    18. Creator Satoru Tankyo on February 25

      You are responsible to do something updates.
      If don't update, you will be a scammer.

    19. Creator Rob on February 17

      Petty thieves

    20. Creator Al Lee on January 21

      Kickstarter has not responded to reports on the project. If you go to the "Trust" page and scroll to the bottom then you can "just ask" a question.…

    21. Creator GE on January 19

      Call Tommy here and ask him about an update +1 4124650601 on the project.

    22. Creator Mr Anderson on January 19

      Let us not forget about contacting the BBB and filing a complaint. Even though it is for their "sister" company, they have it linked in their profile.

      If that does not work, we can request the BBB to open one up for Epiphany Laboratories.

    23. Creator John on January 15

      @kenshinjeff Tommy's not logged into Kickstarter for over a year - I think it's safe to assume we have be ripped off.

    24. Creator kenshinjeff on January 13

      If you scroll all the way down this page, you are able to report this project to kickstarter.

      > Report this project to Kickstarter

      > Post-funding Issues
      The creator is not communicating and the project status is unclear.

    25. Creator Myra E on January 10

      Epiphany guys,
      We're into 2015 now, and approaching a year since your expected delivery and coincidentally, your last update. You at least owe this audience an update, everyone else's recourse will be to request refunds.

    26. Creator Andrew Saltonstall on December 31, 2014

      Please refund or deliver!

    27. Creator David Ruppel on December 22, 2014

      I'd like a refund.

    28. Creator Wendy Petrik on December 22, 2014

      Abandoned. Not even an apology?!

    29. Creator Wendy Petrik on December 22, 2014

      This is ridiculous.

    30. Creator Wendy Petrik on December 22, 2014

      Refund!!!!! This ridiculous.

    31. Creator Jason Ngam on November 12, 2014

      this is very disappointing, not just about the abandonment but also because it sounded like a pretty cool product. i am in australia, so bit hard to pursue legal means, but will try my bank.

    32. Creator Jeff Orr on November 11, 2014

      This comment has been removed by Kickstarter.

    33. Creator richoz on November 11, 2014

      Refund please.

    34. Creator Josh Tishhouse on November 10, 2014

      On the advice of my attorney - not at this time.

    35. Creator John on November 7, 2014

      Hey Josh - given a quick blacklining to remove your information, would you mind posting a copy of your letter? And awesome followup btw!

    36. Creator Rob on November 3, 2014

      They've shut down their web site now...

    37. Creator Satoru Tankyo on October 30, 2014

      Please repay money, if a product is not made.

    38. Creator Edward Vogel on October 27, 2014

      Wells Fargo got my money back.

      Dispute Number: 11491081
      Date Posted: 4/7/2013
      Merchant Name: ASI*KICKSTARTER COM
      Amount of Transaction: 115.00
      Card Number: XXXXXXXXXXXX0413
      Status: Credit is Permanent

      We are pleased to let you know that the temporary credit we posted to your account for 115.00 on 9/8/2014 is now permanent.

    39. Creator Josh Tishhouse on October 27, 2014

      For the Record, Tom, I have asked for a refund more than once, and the first refund was requested in June 2013. You have thus far chosen not to respond to my request for a refund, and thus I am now pursuing other actions. This could have been avoided had you either delivered on your promise or refunded as requested.

      A response is forthcoming.

    40. Creator Josh Tishhouse on October 27, 2014

      I just received a letter of response from Epiphany (Signed by Tom Joseph, President) via the PA Attorney General's office.

      They have stated that I didn't preorder a product, but instead backed a product development project that has risks of failure, but that they still intend to deliver....

      They stated that I personally have spread false information via internet and social media postings which constitutes libel and has materially harmed the company...

      I'd like to see where I personally libelled them.

      I have to respond to the Atty. General's office in the next two weeks.

    41. Creator Jim Paterson on October 25, 2014

      Guys... I've been coming back here periodically just to see how this is going... why are you beating yourselves up here... there have been a small group of us that have successfully got our credit card companies to refund our pledges... i HIGHLY recommend you go down that path. I have done this to two projects on Kickstarter (both were complete scams, by the way the first one was for a product called "Cyrptek"... go look at how those guys are still trying to get a refund the "traditional" way. get your money back from your CC and let those guys fight it out with ol Tommy... they are much better suited for it and have better resources.... just my two cents... good luck all...

    42. Creator Summer Vale on October 15, 2014

      Anybody thought about going after ALL known associates and their career/business interests ? i.e. putting the whole story down, links, all connections between their careers and companies and associates and sending one mass mail out ?.

      If we are not going to get our money back then I see no reason why we can't cost them some reputation.

      I note all, the ones I've looked at, Epiphany names (directors employees) have things like FB and Linked-In accounts all showing other parties that are known to them - that could be one massive mail list.

    43. Creator James Bailey on October 12, 2014

      Those awards are the kind you just pay $500 to attend the dinner and everyone goes home with some kind of award / certificate / trophy. All their twitter likes / reposts are all fake (bots) also. All the companies they said they worked with / for in the updates are just Tommy or in one case a friend of his pretending to be a business, all of which have now stopped functioning (since they were there just to make this thing look real). I'd be highly surprised if the retired general who they say is working with them on this project even knows about it (haven't actually double checked that he's real, although he does have a wikipedia page). Ephiphany Labs or their hot water company have never made any actual product, not this small engine (which on the KS was just a battery, no engine inside). So on the scale of scam from 1 to 10, this is a 10, no bones about it. I can prove it was a scam from the start (or you can check my previous posts) in about 10 minutes, but do you think Kickstarter cares or does the slightest thing about it even in the case of the most obvious cases of straight out fraud? Nope, zero ****s given, they've got their money, end of story.

      I personally hope that retroactive laws get put in place to track down this Tommy guy and bust him, because right now unless you live in the USA, there's nothing you can do about this lowlife.

    44. Creator Clint Lively on October 12, 2014

      The "news" page on the epiphany water solutions website lists several awards that epiphany and Tommy Joseph are nominated for - I suspect those organizations would be interested in information on this nominee's behavior.

    45. Creator Chris Ross on October 11, 2014

      This really gets old.

    46. Creator Chad on September 28, 2014

      Tommy hasn't even logged on to KS for 7 months.

    47. Creator Brad Clay on September 23, 2014

      So we all got robbed on this one too? That sucks. KS refund me please!

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