Funded! This project was successfully funded on August 5, 2012.

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      Creator André Tomasi 1 day ago

      I have already sent about an year ago an email to his wife, to his school's colleagues where he is a board member, but no replies so far. I think the only way to get in touch with him would be for some local resident to try to talk to him personally, because here on the internet we are being completely ignored..

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      Creator Roy Brouwer 2 days ago

      I surely am interested, maybe you should post an exemplary mail so people could send that one to the wife or reporter..

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      Creator Christophe 2 days ago

      I'm guessing no one is expecting a resolution but it would be nice to have closure to it.

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      Creator Christophe 2 days ago

      A local newspaper interviewed Anye about his project in Feb 2013; we can maybe get this reporter to write a follow-up?

      http://www.contracostatimes.com/ci_22549301/3-d-software-key-designing-many-todays-consumer

      https://twitter.com/steveatmercnews

      sjohnson@mercurynews.com

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      Creator Christophe 2 days ago

      Looks to be his wife based on her grandmother's obituary: http://obits.nj.com/obituaries/jerseyjournal/obituary.aspx…

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      Creator Christophe 2 days ago

      Also it looks like his wife or sister works at his high school alma mater; maybe she can help get in touch with him?

      http://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/any-spivey/Profile…

      http://www.lwhs.org/academics/cur/default.asp…

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      Creator Michael Schulze 3 days ago

      Its been over a year since his last comment. It sucks that Kickstarter has not done anything. Although I continue to back projects it is clear that they enjoyed the cash they received from this project and do not truly care about the people that support this site.

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      Creator Oscar 6 days ago

      Does anyone live in the Oakland, CA area.

      I think it's about time that this was reported to local authorities and to the local media.

      It's not about the money but the point of the matter.

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      Creator Benni Klomfass on April 11

      Everyone of the 1300+ backers should report the project and keep continuing so weekly until they will do something about it

      Since this project I've not backed another one thinking about if it is really worth it pledging an amount greater than 50$ and be left without nothing as this is not the first and also not last where the creator got away with a lot of money and no one does anything about it

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      Creator rkt88edmo on April 9

      Well - I'll just file this under "shoulda known it was too good to be true." Just retail on the headphones and nanos alone would be well above the $150 I pledged. So if you are buying at wholesale there would still be hardly anything left for the SYRE itself. Le Sigh.

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      Creator Craig Fraser on April 7

      And with a bit of research anye has a cpusin Jacqueline Spivey. Facebook post as of sunday show her eating a meal a with anye stating that he treated them the meal and that he was unable to be tagged because he doesnt have facebook.

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      Creator Roy Brouwer on April 2

      @Melo and others. What do you want kickstarter to do? Give us our money back? They don't have the money anymore, Anye has that. I really have no clue what they can do. Kickstarter can't pressure him because he hasn't been online since december. He just took our money and rund just like in his profile picture -->

      I don't think Anye is doing anything with Syre anymore because the domain http://www.lionhoundtech.com/ has expired..

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      Creator Paulo Almeida on March 26

      And the next time you want to leave a message here, please read YOUR quote before: "be respectful and considerate".

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      Creator Paulo Almeida on March 26

      I second Melo.

      After almost 2 years, KS coming here to say ONLY this???? Give us a break! And yet to say that "we hope that you’ll continue to back projects"???? Ohhhhh Maaaan!!!! It seems that we are really clowns, sitting ducks for them. If KS wants to keep with their business for some time, they should treat better their customers (AKA backers).

      With all due respect, KS, do not patronize us, show some consideration for our intelligence! Go find this unethical "creator" and bring us some respectful feedback here! Or else, this will be the beginning of your end. And this is not a threat, it is only a matter of cause-consequence. You treat us bad, we don't come back.

      Sorry for the outburst, Natalie, but you MUST be joking to talk with us like that.

      Regards, Paulo.

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      Creator Tim Nolan on March 26

      Thanks Melo

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      Creator Melo Kalemkeridis on March 26

      Dear Natalie,
      I think we all understand that when designing and making a product from scratch that there are often hurdles, and all manner of unplanned for issues that can arise, and in platforms like yours, it seems unethical creators go unpunishable.
      I have no doubt that the Kickstarter team is (nearly) as disappointed as the backers that lose their money when situations as is the case here arise, (after all you have your brand to protect) and are looking to fine tune your processes as you point out in your comment.

      There is one aspect that I am struggling with, and this has nothing to do with making a product from scratch, it has nothing to do with design, nor manufacturing, nor supply... there are 300 backers (yes, I'm one of them) who as part of their pledge would receive an ipod Nano. Where is the issue with fulfilling, at the very least, this part of the pledge. what possible excuse can reasonably be made to explain the absence of this commitment.

      In fact you go to the trouble of submitting a commment, yet, really, all you are doing is reinstating your distance from having any impact to do anything, in effect admitting that in situations to defend the very backers that have made you great, you are no more than a toothless tiger.
      You say that you have "reached out" but do not give any feedback about that.... did you talk with him, exchange email communication, or did you simply send an email, not receive a reply and now you can post that you "reached out"? And then, of course you finish with the "sell" ...... "we hope that you'll continue to be an active memebr of the Kickstarter community as we learn and grow with our community."

      Shame on whoever approved this post for print, and thinking that you've offered anything that we didn't already know.

      Oh, and what about those nanos?

      kind regards
      Melo
      ps. if anyone at Apple is reading this, me thinks there is a chance to get some free publicity and create some goodwill, and all it would take is 300 Nanos........ that is if there are still any around.

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      Creator P.E. Drieduite on March 25

      I have reported him at LinkedIn ... hopefully his account will be blocked ... more than checking and blocking his possibilities is not possible :-(
      Somebody found other things hes doin, where we can block him ?!

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      Creator Matt on March 22

      Thanks for the update JL. It would have been nice if she had been able to wrangle some kind of commitment from him to at least come and talk to us.

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      Creator JL on March 21

      Kickstarter Support (Kickstarter)
      Mar 20 19:17

      Hi there,

      I'm sorry that the creator has not done a better job of communicating. We've reached out to them with a reminder of their obligations to their backer community, in addition to having forwarded along your concerns and those of your fellow backers.

      As a backer myself, I understand how frustrating it is to back a project you're excited about, and then not receive any updates as to how the project is going. We try our best to encourage creators to post updates, and respond to messages. While we're disheartened that they have not yet updated you and other backers on the status of their project, we're unable to force them to do so. It's the creator's responsibility to communicate and complete their project as promised.

      Backing a project on Kickstarter is an expression of trust. Backers pledge in hopes of helping a creator bring their idea to life. This interaction can lead to the creation of new and exciting things, but it’s also important to remember that sometimes complications might arise that prevent a project from unfolding as planned, or even from happening at all. This isn’t ideal for creators or backers, but we hope that both parties will try to communicate with each other through these developments. We’re sorry that this hasn’t been the case with this project, but hope that you’ll continue to back projects that you’re excited about.

      Thank you again for sharing the experience that you have had with this project. We are constantly working to improve the vetting process for creators and feedback such as this is exactly what helps us do so. We hope that you’ll continue to be an active member of the Kickstarter community as we learn and grow with our community.

      Best,
      Natalie

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      Creator Felix F on March 14

      Fight Anye on every Internet front we can - submit his LinkedIn profile for review by the LinkedIn organization. The scam and the sham that he is should be exposed without any further delay.

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      Creator Shea Hickey on March 13

      Are there any legal actions we can pursue here?

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      Creator Matt on March 13

      Didn't someone live in the same area as Anyé? I recall that he was pimping his project to some development commission and calling it a success. Any recent news? I really would like the additional wireless BT headphones I pledged for, if not the original product.

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      Creator Robert Mais on March 12

      @Everyone, go to Kickscammed.com and report this project.

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      Creator JL on March 12

      $133,702 has bee stolen from 1,373 backers, including my $150. Anye mislead everyone with the design and time frame for delivery he advertised. This project was successfully funded on Aug 5, 2012, and it is 2014 !!!! We are all well aware that you are aware of this project, and that Anye simply walked away with $133,702 in his pocket, with no explanation and nothing to show for it, and NO ACCOUNTABILITY! This will not stand. Kickstarter is simply turning there back on 1,373 backers hoping this will all go away. IT WILL NOT, I ASSURE YOU. Make it right.

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      Creator Alexander Christian on March 12

      Can we pursue legal channels?

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      Creator Roy Brouwer on March 11

      I want my $150!!

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      Creator JL on March 7

      $150 of my money stolen.

      We do take a risk that the project may fail, but we still deserve something for our
      money from Anye and Kickstarter. He could have sent partial refunds, ipods, head
      phones, something. The fact that he took the money and just disappeared with no
      updates or apology is both criminal and morally reprehensible.

      He stole our time, hope, and $133,702....

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      Creator JL on March 7

      I want my $150

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      Creator Matthew Kelly on March 7

      http://kickscammed.com/forums/topic/syre-the-worlds-first-bluetooth-ipod-nano-watch-case/

      Found a new site for us backers who got scammed. Chime in as needed.

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      Creator Eric Rintamaki on March 5

      whats up is he is a fraud and doesnt care unless we take legal action, but no one seems to want to get a lawyer involved

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      Creator Sean A J Patterson on March 4

      Is a creator legally obligated to fulfill the promises of their project?

      Yes. Kickstarter's Terms of Use require creators to fulfill all rewards of their project or refund any backer whose reward they do not or cannot fulfill. (This is what creators see before they launch.) We crafted these terms to create a legal requirement for creators to follow through on their projects, and to give backers a recourse if they don't. We hope that backers will consider using this provision only in cases where they feel that a creator has not made a good faith effort to complete the project and fulfill.
      https://ksr-assets.s3.amazonaws.com/creator-responsibility.png

      So what's up Anye?

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      Creator Christopher Dones on March 3

      Over $1 billion has been pledged to Kickstarter! Do you think the $133,702 counted towards that total or was it subtracted? lol

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      Creator El Horno on March 3

      Can we sue? Any lawyers in the house?

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      Creator JL on February 26

      Let's keep posting the link to the comments on kickstarters facebook page....let the world know

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      Creator Christopher Dones on February 24

      @Robert Anhalt - lol thanks for pointing that out, I feel dumb for posting that old article. But I don't feel as dumb as when I found out that I got robbed of my money by this Anye clown. I guess I hadn't realized how long it's been since investing my hard earned money in this pos project.

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      Creator JL on February 20

      Where is the 133K, seriously, where is it?

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      Creator Ivan on February 18

      One of the undelivered project made it to a fox17 local news called Wa$te Watch.

      http://fox17.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/waste-watch-crowd-funding-pitfalls-eric-alvarez-19645.shtml#.UwMk2JEoTfU

      Have a watch, basically KS just wash their hands regarding these projects that failed to deliver.

      Maybe we should get a local news in CA to do a similar coverage.

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      Creator codicho on February 17

      I HOPE ONE OF THE OTHER BACKERS WAS THE HACKER!!!!!!!!

      RETRIBUTION SUCKS.

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      Creator codicho on February 17

      Once again canned response on their site getting hacked.

      Sounds like this is how they handle EVERYTHING that happens to them, JUST SEND THEM A CANNED RESPONSE!!!

      Kickstarter Support (Kickstarter)
      Feb 16 09:23

      Hi there,

      We’re extremely sorry that this happened. This incident was unacceptable and we’re doing our best to learn from it and make sure that it does not happen again. We take your security and that of the Kickstarter community very seriously. I certainly understand your disappointment about this situation, and I hope we can regain your trust. If there is anything I can do to help, please let me know.

      Best,
      Megan

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      Creator Ray on February 16

      Above right says "You're a backer". Please change that to " You're a sucker".
      "Funded" could also be changed to "F---ed".
      Thanks for nothing, it all comes clean in the end.

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      Creator Nhien Duong on February 16

      Screw Kickstarter!!! This is the first project I tried on here and I got scammed, what makes Kickstarter think that I would ever come back to try on any other project? I'd have better luck on Ebay or Craiglist........I guess money well-spent to learn how Kickstarter handles its screw-up. Anyone tried Indiego before?

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      Creator codicho on February 16

      HAHAHAHAHA

      KICKSTARTER GETTING A TASTE OF THEIR OWN MEDICINE. YEA!!!!

      PROBABLY ANYE THAT HACKED KICKSTARTER.

      Oh yea, if you were defrauded by Kickstarter with a Chase credit card they should give you a refund. I don't know if they consider it a loss or they will go after Kickstarter. I hope they pursue the both thiefs Kickstarter & Anye for the losses.

      Maybe Kickstarter is making an insurance claim on the data breach & are defrauding the insurance company just as they & Anye defrauded us.

      It sounds like Anye himself & Yancey Strickler must be hanging out as classic white collar criminals.

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      Creator Michael Schulze on February 14

      I emailed Kickstarter a few weeks back about him and the only thing they said was they reached out to him and hope he will contact us soon. Basically it was you are SOL and JWF.

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      Creator Mads Storm Andersen on February 14

      Anyé is real. But just have no skill running a business. So he ran this project into the ground and then he bailed. Look at his picture. Guess he is still running.. He can't even face up to the failure. As I have said before, I am sure he started out with good intentions. But he did not know when to quit. And there by defrauded us out money, ipods/headphones and shipping cost.

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      Creator Jay Dubb on February 13

      Yep, he's a cunt

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      Creator Steven Shepard on February 12

      how do we get our money back from this? Will kickstarter even do anything for us? Does any one have a clue if the creator is even real or did i just give my money to a fake person?

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      Creator JL on February 11

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