Do you remember Jim Graham’s Kickstarter Millionaire project?..it proved that it was a scam and his team managed to make a fortune out of innocent people.There were many comments on that post and one belonged to Kerrie Mercel , who reached me informing me that she was been scammed by Jim Graham and his Business Formulas project.
Two days ago I received a new comment from another victim of Jim Graham’s team.He has lost $10K and he announced that Jim has created a new website , the same scam under a new name.
This is the method that many scam artists use.When people start asking for their money back , they create a new website and the cycle begins again.
What is FundMe Media of Jim Graham?
It is a trap to get you into their system.They sell high ticket items , designed especially for newbies that don’t have a clue as concerns online businesses and crowdfunding.
Their slogan highlights…”Crowdfunding is no longer a secret society of inventors and start-ups.FundMe Media has designed a plug and play system where anyone (even you don’t have a product) can use this platform to earn respectable income….It’s not that easy but our team has everything you need”… and blah blah blah.
The FundMe Media website is brand new , with the Domain Authority indicator set to 01.It is not a website full of valuable information like those belong to legitimate companies.
It is a 2 Part Landing Page where you can download a checklist (the same method used in Kickstarter Millionaire) by offering your email address.Other than that there are a few case studies and images to add credibility to that empty of resources website.
No blog department , no information on how this company works , nothing.
But they claim to be experts and they try to earn your respect with webinars and presentations.But don’t let them fool you , they won’t reveal anything until you pay.
Now as concerns the logos of industry’s giants like CNN , ABC , CBS news , NBC and Fox News that you will notice on their homepage is nothing but fake screenshots.How can a brand new website be featured on News channels like those?…Do not fall into the hype.
How Legitimate Companies Act – Final Words
Legit companies offer free information all along their websites and they reveal their systems and their usage.They do not claim to be experts and probably will let you test their products and services before you buy.Additionally you will notice a blog section and comments from visitors.
Jim Graham , James Bragg and Doug Crowe are only story tellers that can persuade people that are eager for money.When you find yourself in difficult economic situations you seek for any solution , most of the times not so orthodox.
Jim presents himself as an expert to help you create any product you want and raise money using crowdfunding.But he will ask for many grants to launch a campaign for you.
Do not give your hard earned money to those scams.They do not deserve it.
That’s it , I hope you enjoyed another review , here on Web Market Support.I am waiting for your comments and thoughts.Till next time , your online partner.
Have just been reading through all the posts and comments re: Jim R Graham, Kickstarter Millionaire, the crowdfunding projected launched back in September 2015. This is my report on KSM.
The KSM report, also known as FundMe Media.
So what’s this all about? the KSM Report or (Kickstarter Millionaire) report, tells the story of what seemed at the time a really great idea and if the truth be known it could have been one of the best programs that was ever conceived, if only Honesty, Integrity, Openness & Truth had prevailed throughout the project.
So let’s go back to September 2015 when, what can only now be described as a very sorry saga, a tale of more than a 100+ people that were drawn to and excited about a brand new project. It was called Kickstarter Millionaire, an idea conceived by internet marketer Jim Graham, who reportedly had assembled a group of experts in the internet marketing field.
It was revealed that a team of experts had gathered in a so called war room in Thailand, happy to share their knowledge with other would be Crowd funders for a membership fee of US $1497. In the early stages of KSM people flocked into this very unique, never done before program, with high hopes of a bright future.
As momentum gathered and webinars continued drawing people from across the globe, people joined this program in droves. Eventually a total of 17 groups were formed as it soon became obvious that the popularity of this idea had really caught the heart and imagination of many, many people.
All up, 120 + people joined KSM and we all worked away happily promoting and researching product ideas, which ranged from karaoke, to police support, reality tv, and all manner of things which apparently just kept on rolling out of the wood work. Some of the ideas really seemed to have enormous appeal and potential, but alas…?
Then in November 2015 The kickstarter Millionaire Academy was announced, and the training needed to be put together. So a volunteer was sourced, and it was put together in record time and ready for presentation at a weeklong session on the Gold Coast, the cost of which approaches $10000.
During the academy we were told that one of our projects was ready for launching, and was expected to be live before the end of the following week. Alas it doesn’t happen and various excuses were made for weeks afterwards. In the end no real answers were provided.
Then just before Christmas 2015 a very exciting, totally unexpected bonus project was announced that had reportedly been worked on for the last 3½ years. A brand new, very exciting APP was announced, called Bexsi and all KSM members were to be founders of this APP.
The problem is that there was an insult thrown in for free along the way… So what’s this insult then? Might well you ask! It is learnt that this most exciting of all APPs has been introduced at this time to shut people up, and stop all the disgruntled people from whinging about progress of our various Crowdfunding campaigns. Again another sucker dedicates his time to working on this amazing new APP – once again no forth coming reward.
Do you see something developing here? And we’re only a few months into this amazing Crowdfunding project, which we’re all so blindly supporting, and with such blind faith that you’d think God had returned and was wrapped up in the linings of this project.
2016 begins and our hopes are running high and yet there are subtle questions being raised, but constantly IGNORED. The members are blindly going forward with such faith that nothing can get in the road of our future success with this amazing KSM Crowdfunding program. As the year moves into weeks then months, several projects have been absolute failures!
But still we carry on blindly supporting and ignoring those little questions that are being raised by some that perhaps have their eyes a little more open than most. Outbursts on Skype and FB groups are ignored and never answered because nobody wants to upset the apple cart and get thrown out of the group/s.
The fear of being removed from your group reigns supreme, so nobody says anything that could result in being removed. The reward for being a dedicated supporter of KSM and not offending or asking questions is too great.
The result is that more and more promises are made and never honoured. The BS that is spun is so subtle that you’d have to be blind Freddy not to see it. But that’s what we all are – blind Freddy, believing that something good will happen and very shortly. In the mean time people are suffering, losing houses, spending months in a tent, being kicked out of a rental property and virtually thrown out on the street because they can’t afford to pay the rent.
What FOR? Because there is still the belief that everything will work out. Projects continue to fail miserably and yet nobody asks what’s going on. Why are these Crowdfunding campaigns failing so miserably? WHY?
That is until November 2016, when finally the point is reached where the last Crowdfunding exercise is being conducted (Crooked Deck) and it is sitting at about 5% funded and only some $600 odd has been raised. Questions are being asked about the success of this project, but still it is extended for a few more weeks. What for? To prolong the agony of yet another failed project?.
Was any research done at all to determine the viability of this Crooked Deck project? The only thing right about this project was the name – CROOKED DECK! It was such a good idea based on the success of another card game named “Exploding Kittens”. Such was the fascination with the success of this game that we just had to have our own highly successful card game failure called Crooked Deck.
The only success in KSM has been the successful Crowdfunding that Jim Graham, Doug Crowe & Eleni Raoukka have achieved by scamming and conning every single person that put money into this so called Crowdfunding project.
For weeks & weeks there have been no posts in the groups. Nothing has been heard from Jim, Doug or Eleni for weeks and when the author did make comment, the accusation was made that because he has spoke publically, without authorisation, he is liable for US $20000+ in refund claims for speaking out of school.
My question is this – is it right to speak out? After being so dedicated and blindly supporting and making excuses for the failures, one finally wakes up and realises that we have all been conned. One gets to the point of no longer being able to ignore the obvious. Everything is so obviously wrong.
Now that the author has spoken out about this, let everyone that has been involved with the massive failure that is KSM speak out openly about this scam and let others know to be wary of these people, lest others get caught up in a similar con.
Companies to be wary of are Fundmemedia, Wealth Day Ltd., Business Formulas LLC, Online Business Consulting LLC, Xpressim LLC. Wealth Blueprint Institute.
In the closing chapter a “Refund” was requested only to be meet with the response that the “Refund” will be available upon signing a Non-Disclosure form. Now this non-disclosure form required that no further contact or public outbursts be made about KSM nor any contact with KSM members be adhered to for the next 100 years.
Now in the authors opinion there are several things wrong with this. No 1: the amount offered as a refund was US $ 393 short of the requested refund. No 2: Signing of this non-disclosure agreement would mean that all others associated with KSM would no longer be able to be contacted and this would result in many others getting burned. So there has been no signing nor will there be any signing of an agreement designed wholly and solely to shut the author up, so that the parties involved can continue to scam & con people out of their hard earned cash.
The question here is ‘what’s the right thing to do?’ When we all joined KSM of our own free will, we were all promised many things including the likes of a black book which contained a supposed list of joint venture partners. We were told there was a list of some 3 million + emails that would be utilised in our campaigns, and the list of benefits we all had available to us was almost endless.
So now the question needs to be asked – where did this blind faith in what had the appearance of a wonderful project using Crowdfunding as the medium, get any of us? Put simply it DID NOT GET ANY OF US ANYWHERE, except adding much pain along the way. Now many of us who gladly joined are worse off today than we were 15 months ago.
The list of FAILED PROJECTS is as follows:
Misty & Kristy
Pitch It Real Good (PIRG) Karaoke
Thank you Dennis for leaving your comment on both of my posts.
I link to my response on the Kickstarter Millionaire article here.
You have to chase Jim all the way. Please do not let him escape. A team lawsuit with FTC would be a good starting point.
My best wishes for the new year.