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BrainiacFunded took my money and ran

I ordered their 685 dollar package. Not cheap and all I had left for my Kickstarter. I received a type of pitch / press release which as ok, but nothing special. It was about my campaign, but that's about it. I was not interested in a short intro like that, and it's my own campaign, so sure that no journalist would be either. I sent the pitch I receive from them and hired another PR writer online. He created a real pitch which I handed over to BrainiacFunded. I would have expected a good pitch for the money I paid them, but was still hopeful they would at least deliver on their promise for viability in the press. I received an overview of their work 3 days later. Nothing but a list with email addresses from journalists and their claim that they reached out to journalists for me. It was now just wait and see. I of course never got anything out of it. When contacting them again and asking for a status update: no reaction for 5 days. Only after that they told me that they did everything they could, but it was my campaign. Funny. I already reached 160% by that time, received already a bit of press, all thanks to hiring someone else and my own sharing. Nothing, really nothing, from Brainiac's work. Asked them for a refund. Nothing again. No reply. No offer. No suggestion. Not even a "Sorry, we know we stole you from your money. Sorry for that." Nothing of all of this. Just silence. Sent them 2 more emails. Nothing. Silence. I did not follow up on it anymore until I've read some other posts about them. They are not new in this, but have been stealing from others for years now. Seems that they always change their website: BrainiacFunded which was brainiacs from Mars which was FundZinger before. I contacted my bank and filed for a dispute. Be careful who you work with. There are some good companies out there, but Brainiacfunded only has one target: taking your money.
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#889410 Review #889410 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Taunton, England
Service
Brainiacfunded Crowdfunding Service
Cons
  • Bad quality
  • No result from their work
Reason of review
Bad quality
Loss
$685
Preferred solution
Full refund
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I got SCAMMED by Brainiac Funded (before Brainiacs From Mars)

I should have know better... BrainiacsFunded, changed their domain from Brainiacs From Mars (before apparently Fundzinger). Same strategy, same lies on their website, false pictures and fake reviews, stole me for $685 campaign funds. Let me first of all start with the beginning. After a friendly email, and some back and forward emails, Brainiacs from Mars told me that they are the number one crowdfunding marketing agency with over 3000 campaigns and $110 million supported. I fell for it and bought their Global package. They insured me that it would be the best option, and they only deliver a top service. I did not search for reviews, and was kind of desperate as I did not have any marketing in place at the launch of my campaign. 1 week later, the only thing I received was a lot of nothing. They talk about a USA & Global media reach, 9000-2**** journalists contacted, etc. In reality, the only thing they do is send emails (not 100% sure they do) to an email list which I found afterwards on Fiverr, for $5!!! Most of the email addresses do not even work, and I'm sure that if there is already someone behind it, they are surely not going to look into spam email 500... everyone buys these lists, for cheap. They claim the list has a value of $525! Right... $5 and zero service, however big claims and a big bill. When asking for a refund, no reaction. Only after my bank took over (I claimed for a dispute, you should do too!) they sent me an impolite email telling they delivered everything. So I did some online research: 1. BrainiacsFunded.com is actually Brainiacs From Mars. The internet is full of bad experiences, so guess they where not ready to stop stealing from people and launched a new website. Exactly the same, only another domain. 2. Their Brainiacs Funded team picture = fake. You can get it yourself online here: http://depositphotos.com/726****/stock-photo-different-smiling-people.html 3. 110 million and over 3000 campaigns? I should have known better... the top 5 companies combined do not reach $20 million. I've checked. 4. They offer a mass blast email service. To me, it seemed like a good idea. Found out that this does not work. But that's my own fault. However, the problem is that they sell a service for hundreds of dollars and only send out (if they really do) emails from a list you can buy for $5. Most of them will never, ever receive the email. And if they already do: who will reply to a In short, I got scammed big time and did not do my research. If you get an email from the brainiancsfunded scam, check the internet for real reviews (not their fake messages): Brainiacs From Mars of Fundzinger made a huge amount of victims. If you already got scammed, just file a refund report at your bank or credit card provider. I did and got my money back. Just make sure to include all their false claims, what they promise and include what they deliver. You will NEVER have a SINGLE real publication from these scammers. Avoid!
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#888318 Review #888318 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Wrexham, Wales
Service
Brainiacfunded Crowdfunding Service
Cons
  • Literally stole my money
  • Brainiacs funded is a scam
  • Zero results
Reason of review
Bad quality
Loss
$685
Preferred solution
Let the company propose a solution

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BrainiacFunded is a team of consultants, writers, and media specialists that works on media campaigns with fundraising goals. Its headquarters is based in California, USA. The company can promote any project though Yahoo, TechCrunch, and Good Morning America. They also offer to prepare a project message to journalists. BrainiacFunded can post numerous articles and notes in social media including Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook. BrainiacFunded cooperates with big and medium corporations. There are the following plans for customers: U.S., Global, Platinum, and Premium. They include project management, customized media pitch, and 24/7 support services. Available payment options are Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.

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