Sunday, November 1, 2015

The American Kickstarter Scammer: Schuyler Towne

A Kickstarter campaign was launched on July 15, 2010, by no other than the lock pick genius turned American scammer, Schuyler Towne. Oh boy did Schuyler ever have a successful outcome with his Open Locksport campaign, but it turned out to be a bit too successful for this destructive failure.

Many individuals began to back Schuyler with his campaign, which successfully raised $87,407 with 1,159 backers, whom Towne nonchalantly let down, by scamming all of their contributions.

Schuyler claimed to be a professional lockpicker, but when it came down to it, he had more skills than his friends and supporters could have imagined. He evidentially had the 7 traits of a scam artist without empathy and emotion, which is why he found it so easy to run off with the contribution money.

On July 28, 2010, Schuyler was still working toward success. Locksport lit up the newspapers while Towne was secretly spending donation money like there was no tomorrow.

In order to save this looser from going to jail, Jason Scott took it upon himself to attempt to pull Schuyler out of the gutter. He and a group of volunteers worked diligently to develop lockpicks and distribute them to the backers. More money was raised and spent on trying to help Schuyler, who helped himself to the donation money.

Schuyler Towne Kickstarter Scammer

It appears that many of Schuyler’s past supporters now think he is a “total waste of space” and that about sums it up. In order to get Towne to update his project after all the money was gone, several people got together and made a special visit to the Massachusetts Attorney General.

Schuyler flushed his talent and reputation right down the toilet, without a second thought. Many of his friends are still protecting him from getting charged with fraud. Everyone will have to sit back and see what is to come of their lockpick contributions and whether or not they will ever receive theirs.

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