I am not saying that everything here is correct. They are only things that I find suspicious, so I can point them out and you can make a wise choice for yourselves.
First, I keep donating, but the counter doesn’t go up. It’s been at 151,200 for a long time now, and I’ve refreshed and gone into different servers.
I’ve donated at least at LEAST 300,000 stars today. The first ID Fone is from last week, but I barely spent anything since then, so it should be at least 19,720,000 before I donated anything. The second ID Fone is from right now.
And the counter says I’ve only donated 161,200
RIP OFF MUCH???
I wouldn’t mind at all if this was a legit charity. BUT IS IT??
Second, the vagueness of the term “points” (which you probably did not notice)
I’m referring to the word “points” they use on the medals page of your ID Fone. I’m pretty sure we all thought “points” meant the number of stars, and that the purple “My Donation” box at the top of the screen referred to stars as well.
Well, either it does mean stars, and they’re eating all of mine up without leveling me up, or it means something entirely different, which is REALLY misleading. Children who can’t do math will think “points” means stars, so they will keep on donating until it reaches the “next level,” not knowing they were tricked into giving a LOT more.
I don’t know which one it is. There’s also a possibility that this event is glitchy and still needs to be fixed.
Third, the lack of legit-sounding information.
Where’s the proof that we are really donating to a legit charity? Fantage provided no real charity name, only a vague “charitable causes.”
Also, they gave us no conversion factor between stars and real dollars. Meaning, how many stars does it take for $1? I know it’s not 1 star = 1 dollar; the counter is over 200 million right now, they are most certainly not going to donate 200 million dollars.
For all we know, we could be donating thousands of our stars, thinking “Wow! This is a lot of money! I’m truly helping a kid somewhere in the world!” while in reality, it’s only like $20. They didn’t set the conversion factor, meaning they can make it anything they want after this event is over.
I don’t see why Fantage would be so foolish as to not post this crucial information on their blog or site. It’s so obvious and it would be the first thing I would do: letting everyone know that they are credible.
Well, if they are credible in the first place.
Either they’re leaving out this information because they aren’t planning to donate in the first place, or they’re dumb and they want people to be skeptical about their legitimacy. The second possibility doesn’t seem likely to me; Fantage might be liars, but they aren’t dumb. Which leaves the first possibility.
Fourth, where is the money coming from?
I’m sure you all know that you can’t just magically turn virtual “stars” into real life dollars. So exactly where is Fantage getting their money from, if they are actually planning to donate? From what we’ve all gathered, Fantage isn’t exactly a “booming business.”
This leads me to think that the entire purpose of this “charity” isn’t to help the less fortunate, but to force us to spend all of our stars, so we spend more time on their site earning them back.
I don’t want to sound like some hater, but seriously, this event is more than suspicious. I know some of you will support Fantage to your last breath, but I’ve learned not to blindly trust anyone.
Maybe Fantage isn’t lying, and maybe they are. The purpose of this post is to present things that I have noticed so you can make a wise choice. It’s your call whether you want to donate all of your stars or not, just know that there is no guarantee it will go to some “charitable cause.”
Or, maybe I’m completely wrong and Fantage has more money than we all thought. I really do hope this is the case, I wouldn’t believe Fantage was capable of lying on such a large scale, especially since they have all of those seals on the bottom of their home page
What do you guys think? Am I a paranoid money-hoarder, or do I have some good points?
More added stuff to rant about:
Some of you may remember that this isn’t the first charity that Fantage has released. In March 2013, there was a charity that supposedly donated to K.I.D.S., you can read about the event here.
I’m not sure how many of you knew, but K.I.D.S. is a real charity (click here for their website), so Fantage at least gave us a real charity name during that event. But, once again, that doesn’t mean the donation was real. I did some research, and it seems that each time a sponsor/company makes a donation, K.I.D.S. thanks them on their Twitter page. I scrolled down all the way to March 2013, and Fantage isn’t mentioned anywhere. I also looked on their blog, nothing. Either Fantage was lying and they made no such donation, or it wasn’t significant enough to be recognized.
So back to this event. Why didn’t they give us a real charity name this time? Did someone catch them for lying last time, so they don’t want to give out a real name to avoid accusations? Or are they donating to a less-known charity, so they just didn’t bother? Either way, it seems suspicious that they don’t give us the name.