Crowdfunding is a popular way to raise money. Just don’t count on getting a refund if something goes wrong.

When crowdfunding goes wrong, it’s hard to get even. But the Illinois attorney general can help get money back.

Crowdfunding is a popular way to raise money. Just don’t count on getting a refund if something goes wrong.

Crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter, GoFundMe and Indiegogo are increasingly popular ways to raise money for new ventures or charitable causes. But since 2012, the Illinois attorney general office's consumer fraud bureau has received 30 complaints regarding crowdfunding initiatives. Donors beware.


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