Thanks for the well wishes!! Two days, I decided to back a Kickstarter project to experience the process...the 100% Japanese Kobe Beer Fed Beef looked delicious, and since they were close to their end time and got more funds than they expected, I was in. I got this email from KickStarter today:
This is a message from Kickstarter Support. We're writing to inform you that a project you backed, KOBE RED - 100% JAPANESE BEER FED KOBE BEEF JERKY, has been suspended by Kickstarter. Your $40.00 pledge has been automatically canceled and you will not be charged. No further action is necessary.
As a policy, Kickstarter does not comment on specific reasons for a project's suspension to the creator or backers, but included below is information from our FAQ regarding suspensions. Project suspensions are not reversible.
Why would a project be suspended?
A project may be suspended by Kickstarter if it:
Materially changes the stated use of funds
Makes unverifiable claims
Exhibits actions that are more closely associated with fraudulent or high-risk activity
YIKES! I thought it was rather peculiar that their video did not show a face or person. Very odd, I thought. Should have followed my gut feeling. Good thing they were outed and my credit card not charged.