Kickstarter project iFind suspended over violation

The Kickstarter project iFind has been suspended. I am one of the backers for this project. There are many questions surrounding the project, especially on the technology used to make this device battery-free.


Not sure the exact reason(s) for its suspension but here is the email from Kickstarter.


This is a message from Kickstarter’s Trust & Safety team. We’re writing to notify you that the iFind – The World’s First Battery-Free Item Locating Tag project has been suspended, and your $24.00 USD pledge has been canceled. A review of the project uncovered evidence of one or more violations of Kickstarter’s rules, which include:

  • A related party posing as an independent, supportive party in project comments or elsewhere
  • Misrepresenting support by pledging to your own project
  • Misrepresenting or failing to disclose relevant facts about the project or its creator
  • Providing inaccurate or incomplete user information to Kickstarter or one of our partners

Accordingly, all funding has been stopped and backers will not be charged for their pledges. No further action is required on your part.

We take the integrity of the Kickstarter system very seriously. We only suspend projects when we find strong evidence that they are misrepresenting themselves or otherwise violating the letter or spirit of Kickstarter’s rules. As a policy, we do not offer comment on project suspensions beyond what is stated in this message.

Kickstarter Trust & Safety

BTW, you should read the comments if you want to find out what happened.


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