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Unfortunately, the Kickstarter terms you quote were introduced after this joke of a project was funded (my guess is that this was one of the many high profile fails that forced Kickstarter to change the terms). Kenny "Wantrepeneur" CROOKett will walk off into the sunset with our cash and all we can hope is that karma comes around hard for him......
According to kickstarter
If a creator is unable to complete their project and fulfill rewards, they’ve failed to live up to the basic obligations of this agreement. To right this, they must make every reasonable effort to find another way of bringing the project to the best possible conclusion for backers. A creator in this position has only remedied the situation and met their obligations to backers if:
they post an update that explains what work has been done, how funds were used, and what prevents them from finishing the project as planned;
they work diligently and in good faith to bring the project to the best possible conclusion in a timeframe that’s communicated to backers;
they’re able to demonstrate that they’ve used funds appropriately and made every reasonable effort to complete the project as promised;
they’ve been honest, and have made no material misrepresentations in their communication to backers; and
they offer to return any remaining funds to backers who have not received their reward (in proportion to the amounts pledged), or else explain how those funds will be used to complete the project in some alternate form.
i wonder if this changes anything if we ask for a refund now since the Attorney general pretty much said he didn't meet his obligations
Kenny CROOKett logged in yesterday, 11th August 2017, but as ever he has nothing to say. I'm still On tenterhooks waiting for karma to give you a massive kick in the nuts, Kenny. #TwoMoreWeeks
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4th fucking years and i still did not get my hoodie and shirt...
Almost august 2017, supposed delivery date august 2013. It's almost our 4th birthday together... Can't wait to see what will happen.
Agree.. it moat probably is not even his fault.. he most likely was brought up withput any upbringing and by parent that did nod tell him the way to be a good human beiing.. his whole family has either abandonned him or are sll assholes..
And NOT because the shirts failed, NOT because he underrstimated this whole thing.
No. Because he has continuer lying and does not even have the vommon decency to say “sorry, this failed”.
Bad human, bad.. bad parents... bad family.. hope they all get pills to stop them having kids, better for the world
It is apparent that nothing is going to happen with this abortion of a project. As far as Kenny is concearned, he failed to be a decent human being and I hope he gets cancer. Then maybe he will realize that there is more to life than being a complete scum bag. kenny has lied and cheated your way into $600k from actual hard working people who could have used that money toward something they can actually show for. I hope you're eaten alive every night by your shit actions before you sleep. It's never too late to make things right by your backers, but we all know too well that nothing of the sort will even come close to happening due to your show of character and conduct during the entire stretch of this campaign.
The DOJ investigated the coolest cooler kickstarter and is forcing them to deliver in 3 years, or provide a settlement. Any way to involve them? I don't care enough, but perhaps some of you still do.
Can anyone give me the website for filing complaint or class action suits?
I filled out the paperwork online, early May, for the AG and never heard back from them. Basically, as much as I wish I would be wrong, I don't see that going anywhere.
would have been nice for them to send some notice to backers about the 6/2 deadline
Kickstarter also don't care, this project combined with a could of others has stopped me buying stuff off here. They did not protect the consumer and couldn't care less
He steals nearly $600,000 off backers and they fine him $10,000!!! Are you joking. Kenny is a rotten cunt that deserves all of the worst things that life can offer.
Damn it, I haven't checked in on this in a long time and missed out on the AG stuff. Any idea if this loser is in jail yet? We all know he didn't deliver the shirts as promised lol
Damn. Missed the June 2nd date. Checked in randomly. Glad to see some people will be helped after this fiasco. He deserves every penalty the coward.
The attorney general never responded to
My email sent to their scams address.
Bryan, I'm also frustrated that international backers can't take part in the action! At least I would receive some satisfaction for my $134 (+ shipping chargers).
I hope all US backers are taking advantage and filing their claims.
Any update on class action suit. Kenny owes me money!!
Kenny CROOKett logged in May 18th but, as ever, can't be arsed to post anything.
Still checking to see if the coast is clear, Kenny? Well, it's certainly getting quieter in here but I live in hope that karma is lining up a full force, Chuck Norris-esque roundhouse to the nuts for you in the near future..... #TwoMoreWeeks?
It seems us International backers can't jump into the US Bureau of Consumer Protection party bus.
On this basis, I'm with Martial's comment below. Just need all you US Backers to pile in hard! Have at him, boys! #ShowMeBloodNotGear
I dont even want my money or my gear anymore, I want blood.
wonderful. Jail is coming closer Kenneth
Every year i log in here for a laugh. It's almost like i value out of the money i lost on this.
I emailed them - no response. Guessing they will ignore international complainants
Pulled this from the one article. I would recommend everyone do this, might not get much but it all adds up.
Consumers who file complaints with the Bureau of Consumer Protection before June 2, 2017 will be considered for inclusion in the final restitution to be paid by Radiate. The consent petition for final decree in the case has been approved in Chester County Common Pleas Court. To file a complaint with the Bureau of Consumer Protection before June 2nd, visit www.attorneygeneral.gov or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Consumers can also call 1-800-441-2555 to request a complaint form be mailed to them.
Also, once this month goes by, and I assume they mean May, we have to be diligent in contacting the Attorney General's office when Kenny does not deliver the shirts. If they hold him in contempt of court, it is not a good thing. We might finally see some action.
Jean C. Gorrin: Well, don't contact the FTC, contact the attorney general email@example.com as they are the ones to press charges against Kenny
They will send you a five pages form to fill, and will include you to the list of scam victims that Kenny has to pay to (unless he starts fulfilling in the VERY near future). However you need to do it by June 2.
You can also download that form from my dropbox.
This is the email I got from the FTC which is utter bullshit:
Thank you for contacting the Federal Trade Commission. We have reviewed your complaint and have determined that the following information may assist you.
10 Ways to Avoid Fraud - http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0060-10-ways-avoid-fraud
Indeed, and the Attorney will basically push him for the delivery. It will be also in best Kenny's interests, as rather then giving a refund, he could buy the cheapest chinese shit and deliver it. Alternatively bankruptcy, property confiscation, etc. - Given how stupid Kenny is, this is a very possible course of actions.
Anyhow, the more people communicate with the Attorney General, the more pressure will be put on Kenny.
This action against RA and Kenny is going to continue sadly, simply based on this provision in the settlement: "Under the settlement announced by Attorney General Shapiro, Radiate is required to deliver the shirts this month to approximately 1,600 consumers who paid for shirts and have not yet received them."
Three reasons why it's extremely unlikey he will be able to meet this requirement: 1.) Kenny has consistently demonstrated over the course of four years he cannot deliver shirts en-masse on a deadline. 2.) It's highly doubtful he has inventory to complete all of the orders. 3.) It's even more highly doubtful, bordering on certainty, that he doesn't have the money to pay the shipping costs on these outstand orders even if by some miracle he does have the full inventory in-stock and ready to go.
Yea saw the article we have until June 2 I believe. I already put myself on the list. I want my money back screw these worthless shirts.
Some more links:
For those who haven't heard about it - READ THIS!
I'm sure Kenny doesn't want you to know about it.
Suit settled over Pa. firm's color-changing T-shirt launched on Kickstarter.
He logs in and just laughs at all the suckers he scammed off. Can't believe he's selling them on Amazon and most of the backers haven't even gotten anything yet. What a douche bag.
Kenny checked in April 16th (but as usual left no comment). Guessing his annual Easter visit to church raised his guilt demon up....or maybe he was drunk and looking for a laugh from all the Cristal he's been drinking with our money.
The comments section that keeps on giving. I gave up on my shirts ages ago but still come here to see everyone else's response.
Kenny is a liar and a thief. Steals from 8,566 people with no repercussions and nothing to show for it. Something needs to be done
I received a shirt I ordered from the website for a friend immediately after the campaign ended, however I never received my original reward from Kickstarter nor the "special" shirt that was added after the delays. Almost a year ago there was an update for International Backers yet nothing arrived.
Is there any intention in actually shipping our rewards?
Still waiting on mine too. How long has it been, 6 years?
Dont sweat it... got mine and it essentially becomes a grey compression shirt after 3 uses
I'm an original backer and still watch....just in case this EVER makes it to me
So it is past March now I still have no shooting sleeve and in a month am moving to another state. I feel that most of this will never get done as Kenny appears to be able to sell to new suckers and just plain avoid us.
Kevin your thoughts on another "missed" deadline since you may be the only person who has spoke to him.
The reviews on Amazon say it all! Keep up all the negative reviews! Maybe if Kenny did the right thing and send all the KS backers what he was supposed to deliver, he would be doing well with positive reviews from all of his original backers and being a real successful business man instead of a scammer!!!
Selling the shirts WE ALREADY PAID FOR on amazon?? This guy needs some serious karma to come his way. I am disgusted with how vile of a human being Kenny is. How can you sleep at night you piece of shit
Kenny just confirms what we already know, he could care less about his backers. Here are the links to the amazon links, I am leaving a review, I suggest everyone else should as well.
Did you guys know that they sell the shirt at Amazon.com. Are you kidding me?
Hey guys, is there a petition I can sign for class action against Kenny. Is there a link?
Sit here talking doesn't really do anything.
I STILL got nothing. Is this really the best way to do business? Please send me my shirts!