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Fundable.com is down!
« on: October 01, 2009, 11:09:55 PM »
http://fundable.com/


Fundable.com has been closed permanently.

For your payment security, please do not use fundable.org or .net.
Contact Louis Helm at seventeenorbust@gmail.com for customer service issues.

Call 1(800)644-0320 to leave him a voicemail.


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Re: Fundable.com is down!
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2009, 11:21:50 PM »
I do not have the emails of the last two contributors to the ransom. If I did not email you about fundable.com, please email me or message me on the forums.

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Re: Fundable.com is down!
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2009, 12:38:12 AM »
With the server going down, did it screw you outta the funds people sent you? hope not.

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Re: Fundable.com is down!
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2009, 12:45:31 AM »
With the server going down, did it screw you outta the funds people sent you? hope not.

the server is up, the company itself is down. No idea on the funds. I sent an email and contacted the people who donated. Hopefully this will get resolved.

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Re: Fundable.com is down!
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2009, 01:55:23 AM »
Well that fucking sucks. hope the founder didnt just high tail it with the phat lutz.

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Re: Fundable.com is down!
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2009, 03:33:35 AM »
The site was an amazing idea. I was hoping to use it soon. Sorry it failed. Hope your problems get resolved in a beneficial manner.
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Re: Fundable.com is down!
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2009, 07:54:45 AM »
That sucks. Thanks for getting the word out so quickly. I hope you at least get your dough in a timely manner. Let us know if there is anything we can do to help.

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Re: Fundable.com is down!
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2009, 09:37:09 AM »
According to my PayPal account the payments have been locked at pending so they should have to be canceled manually.

I'll just cancel the Fundable payment and then send the money directly to Ross.


On a self centered side note: Is this gonna delay that first AP release?
« Last Edit: October 02, 2009, 09:39:24 AM by Tadanori Oyama »

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Re: Fundable.com is down!
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2009, 11:20:14 AM »
According to my PayPal account the payments have been locked at pending so they should have to be canceled manually.

I'll just cancel the Fundable payment and then send the money directly to Ross.


On a self centered side note: Is this gonna delay that first AP release?

No. If anything, I'll try to speed things up.

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Re: Fundable.com is down!
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2009, 11:26:53 AM »
I am consoled.

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Re: Fundable.com is down!
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2009, 02:02:58 PM »
Got an email from fundable.com today

Dear Fundable Customer,

I apologize for this situation.  A criminal has hijacked Fundable.com and frozen access to our PayPal account in an attempt to extort money from the company.

I will be refunding your payments or sending you payments as appropriate as soon as we regain control from the criminal who has done this.  We are working with PayPal and the FBI to bring this matter to a speedy resolution.

Thank you for your patience.


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Re: Fundable.com is down!
« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2009, 02:22:55 PM »
Daaaaaa-mn. That sucks for them. I hope no one's PayPal or CC information was hijacked.
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Re: Fundable.com is down!
« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2009, 02:43:31 PM »
Daaaaaa-mn. That sucks for them. I hope no one's PayPal or CC information was hijacked.

Fundable.com never had that information. Only paypal did.


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Re: Fundable.com is down!
« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2009, 02:54:50 PM »
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    *  John Pratt recruited Louis Helm to work on Fundable in 2004.
    * Fundable was incorporated by John Pratt and Louis Helm in 2005 with 50/50 ownership.

          o John Pratt came up with the original idea for the site.
          o Louis Helm programmed the the payment system.
                + From the first release, the payment system featured unacceptable programming bugs that caused repeated customer complaints.

    * In July 2007, John Pratt vehemently insisted that Louis Helm revise the system after repeated dropped payments and many glitches preventing customers from using the site.

          o Louis Helm reacted emotionally, locked John Pratt out of the site, and changed all of the passwords. He refused to answer phone calls and emails from John Pratt for 2 weeks straight.
          o The site stagnated and angry customers contacted John Pratt, asking what was taking place.
          o After John Pratt contacted Louis Helm's father, Louis Helm called John Pratt and agreed that his actions were immature. Upon John Pratt's request, he transferred the Fundable.com domain name to John Pratt in 2007.
    * The July 2007 event repeated itself in September 2009. John Pratt has no control over fundraising project information, only the domain name. Louis Helm has control over fundraising project information.
    * John Pratt's personal reputation was torn apart on BoingBoing.net in September 2009, a situation resulting from Louis Helm's poor programming and lack of empathy for Fundable's customers.
    * The company has a Better Business Bureau rating of F. This is unacceptable to John Pratt.
    * The last resort has been taken: John Pratt has shut down the company through the domain name, Fundable.com, and insisted that PayPal freeze the company's account, which it has.

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Re: Fundable.com is down!
« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2009, 08:31:29 PM »
WTF!?! Thats fucking crazy. Do these kids know what the fuck they are doing? Fucking with peoples fucking money!


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