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Fans Threaten To Sue Elzhi Over Kickstarter Scam

A rapper formerly in the group Slum Village may be facing jail time for scamming Kickstarter fans.

Back in September of 2013, Elzhi promised backers of his project that he would deliver a full album to them if they sent donations. Just a few week later he raised over $37,ooo. According to his kickstarter page, he made promises to send album artwork, singles and merchandise to them, which they never received.

It’s been over a year and a half and angry people who have sent donation have left angry comments. This comment was directed to backers only by another person who donated funds and never received anything from Elzhi :

Dear fellow backers: I’m preparing a class action lawsuit against Jason Powers aka Elzhi for failure to deliver the album we funded, rewards and failure to refund. If you want to be plaintiff, please email your full legal name and the city and state in which you reside to [redacted]. You can find information about my legal background [linkedin link redacted]. I will post updates regarding the lawsuit to this comment thread. Thank you — now let’s get our money back!

Here’s a quick update on the class action that’s in the works: You don’t have to be a plaintiff in the case to recover. If we’re able to establish a class and recover, backers will be eligible to recover as class members without being named plaintiffs and in the same manner as the named plaintiffs. However, the court may give “incentive awards” (i.e. extra cash) to the named plaintiffs for their service as class representatives. (I’ll fill you in on what that entails.)
If you want to consider being a named plaintiff, please email your full legal name and the city and state in which you reside to [redacted]. I won’t do anything with that information without your further approval.

Do you think it’s fair for backers to sue Elzhi for not fulfilling his kickstarter promise? Or should they just chuck it up?

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