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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 Martin Gerstenberger 2 days ago

      I have neither received any reply to my communication nor any refund or even product. This is so sad and annoying! I signed the petitions and responded to the newspaper article. Shame on you at Epiphany.

    2. Creator Mark Nordlund on January 27

      I have not received a refund either. Signed petition

    3. Creator Michiya Yamauchi on January 9

      Refund!

    4. Creator Satoru Tankyo on December 25

      You have an obligation to respond to the refund. Take the early refund.

    5. Creator Charles Syms on December 19

      Signed the petition, refund please

    6. Creator alexander haven on December 9

      Signed the petition, I want a refund.

    7. Creator Heri Sim on November 18

      What's your US Patent Office number? Don't mean to be rude, but I really think you are a fellon.

    8. Creator MIkeal St. Ayre on November 15

      At this point, I would agree, and state that a refund is desired. Sadly, I expect no more than vapor.

    9. Creator Bianca Fliss on November 15

      For the records: I want a refund as well.

      Who has managed to get refunded? Which steps did you take? What can I do to get a refund when I am not an US citizen? I am thankful for all leads. It's been long enough. I want my money back.

    10. Creator sufiya on November 13

      Signed the Petition. I want to state here that I need the refund of the money I backed.

    11. Creator Ernest Allred on November 10

      Refund for everyone. Nothing to show from this project.

    12. Creator Casper Wong on November 4

      Refund, give me back my money.

    13. Creator Douglas Kirby on October 24

      Refund please.

    14. Creator Betsy Lipes on October 23

      Signing the petition. I want a refund.

    15. Creator Robert Erlick on October 20

      Update, please!!!

    16. Creator Michael Feng on October 15

      Signed the petition as well and would also like to state I would like my money back.

    17. Creator Summer Vale on October 11

      Just signed the Petition. I also note here for the record that I want my money back NOW.

    18. Creator Rob on October 11

      Please refund my $130 US$ thanks.

    19. Creator Earl Blessing on September 19

      Time for a refund!

    20. Creator Satoru Tankyo on September 16

      Update information if you really develop a product!
      Otherwise, you're a cheater.

    21. Creator John on August 21

      @Tracey Tayor - great work on driving that article!! I'd like to officially ask for a refund as well, just for the record! :)

    22. Creator Tracey Taylor on August 20

      Still, pharmac, if he doesn't deliver on the project promise, he is obligated to refund his backers.

    23. Creator pharmac on August 19

      NIce article, great that his words have been published. Would make it a better case with the AG that he is willing to refund. Problem is his phrase "as long as it takes" ie., "as soon as I want to". There is no miracle, there is no advanced technology, there is no flash of inspiration. What there is not worth printing here. Next I expect to hear how his plans were stolen, that there was a fire, that the prototype mysteriously disappeared, that he is being hounded by power companies to keep this product suppressed....

    24. Creator Chad on August 15

      I've messaged him on Facebook and through his company contact, no replies.

      Good luck in contacting him.

      Keep filing complaints through KS, his district attorney and his BBB

    25. Creator The Psion on August 13

      Article on page 27: http://pge.post-gazette.com/fullpdf/20150813-POSTGAZETTE.pdf

      Does anyone have Tom Joseph's e-mail? He said he's refunding about 25 people who have e-mailed him. I'm sure many more have been contacting him, but I want to try this latest avenue to get my money back from this scam.

    26. Creator Ethan on August 2, 2015

      One question...... Why isn't Kickstarter the one pushing these things through to the FTC? Why is it left to the backers?

    27. Creator Ethan on August 2, 2015

      Better head for the Bahamas Tommy........the Feds are coming, the Feds are coming!

    28. Creator John on August 1, 2015

      @Scott Alan Sumner I'm not aware of anything that has changed fundamentally in the USPO in the last 12 months, and like you, I've searched on ever variation I can think of to find any filings to no avail.
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      I'm firmly in the "costs me nothing to lie to backers" camp.

    29. Creator Jonathan Seely on August 1, 2015

      Money back or jail

    30. Creator Scott Alan Sumner on August 1, 2015

      Interesting. Nothing on the USPTO site for this.

    31. Creator Scott Alan Sumner on August 1, 2015

      It certainly is an approach. However, I'm going to simply ask for my money back. If that is ignored, I think that is telling.

    32. Creator Jim Paterson on July 31, 2015

      I'm curious is this is Tommy's attempt to keep out of the Fed's cross hairs now that they are taking interest in projects that are scams....

    33. Creator John on July 31, 2015

      Let's see those patent applications now that you are protected Tommy!

    34. Creator James Bailey on July 31, 2015

      Guys don't let this post get your hopes up, this is just to try and put off action / lawsuit / bringing his other 'projects' at Epiphany into disrepute.

      I've made several posts before you can scroll down to in comments, but basically calling Epiphany a 'shirt company' is being kind. They have been doing the "give us money for future projects" rounds since at least 2008, with nothing to show in any area other than one solar demo model the cart around to shows.

      Things we know for sure:
      - The 'prototype' shown in the video is a battery, with no engine inside at all. I think they may have even said as much, but quick energy density calculations can prove it anyway.
      - All of Epiphany's "awards" are just "pay to be given a meal and award" nights.
      - People have visited their premises and can see no manufacturing at all, its just an office with a couple guys and a blackboard.
      - Filing for patent protection is a common excuse for not publishing details, but a basic 'stirling engine' has been around for 100 years, only 'efficiency tweaks' would be patentable and don't need to be shown in a demonstration . This also does not excuse zero communication.
      - All of their 'social media' presence was created with bots, click on any of their 'likes / subscribers' on twitter and such and you'll see they're all random accounts from foreign countries.
      - The "retired army general" who said he supports Epiphany has never heard of them and refuses all communication if it's about them.

      So whatever legal recourse you plan on taking, don't let this "update" slow you down at all. I wish I was in the USA and could contribute something more to help exposing the fraudsters.

    35. Creator Bruce Panttaja on July 30, 2015

      Man, that was one expensive t shirt and sticker. It's a shame too because there are a lot of other KS projects I would support, but now they all look like a scam!

    36. Creator Satoru Tankyo on July 28, 2015

      Con man!

    37. Creator Tracey Taylor on July 25, 2015

      CORRECTION to the email address I posted below. Contact me at mysurvey 63 at gmail dot com.

    38. Creator Tracey Taylor on July 25, 2015

      ATTENTION! Anyone interested in speaking with a reporter about this story, please email me at this address: mysurvey at yahoo dot com. I've gotten the attention of a local newspaper. Spread the word!

    39. Creator Mark Nordlund on July 17, 2015

      I had this happen on another kickstarter from Freedompop. they never released the sleeve for the iphone4 which was on kickstarter. After 1.5 years, at least they offered a refund or a replacement product as an option. The same should be done here.

    40. Creator Viet Nguyen on July 11, 2015

      No communication in well over a year...I hope they get arrested or fined.

    41. Creator Herpaul Lee on July 8, 2015

      Will they ever refund my money ?

    42. Creator Ken Shimada on July 8, 2015

      never got my product. will you send it?

    43. Creator Jon Steel on June 11, 2015

      Time to get the Feds involved :

      http://abcnews.go.com/US/ftc-crowdfunding-campaign-doom-game-didnt-deliver/story…

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

    44. Creator Jim Paterson on June 11, 2015

      looks like some of these wonderful projects are starting to get FED notice... check this out...http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/06/feds-take-first-action-against-a-failed-kickstarter-with-112k-judgment/
      this could be a start of a good thing!!!

    45. Creator Daniela Frewa on June 9, 2015

      Hey everyone, I started a Change.org campaign about this. Does anybody have Tom Joseph's email? Every time someone signs the petition, Change.org will send him an email. Ideally this will get some press attention too. Please help me sign it: https://www.change.org/p/tom-joseph-cto-of-epiphany-solar-water-systems-refund-all-your-kickstarter-backers-for-a-product-never-delivered…

    46. Creator Daniela Frewa on June 9, 2015

      I CANNOT BELIEVE THIS COMPANY STOLE $132,739 FROM US AND GOT AWAY WITH IT!!!

    47. Creator Tracey Taylor on June 4, 2015

      They actually just can't properly form an a href link. This is the article URL: http://www.forbes.com/sites/nicolefisher/2015/03/30/water-is-the-core-of-health-sustainable-development-world-water-day-meets-technology/

      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!

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