I don't venture over to Kickstarter and similar crowdfunding sites very often, so I'm not sure how many scams or con artists are to be found there. However, Christopher Burg has uncovered what he claims is an obvious scam.
This is what a scam looks like. The product being offered is not only impossible but the entire writeup makes no sense within the framework of the market they’re aiming at. Scam might not even be the correct word for this. I would hope a scam artist would put some effort into making their scam at least appear somewhat believable. The people involved in this page didn’t even accomplish that much! DataGateKeeper’s team are scam artists who couldn’t even create a convincing scam. They’re basically failures who failed at failing.
At this point, when social media backlash destroys any chance of this Kickstarter getting funded, I’m expecting them to claim that this was all an elaborate troll. It really is their only option.
There's much more at the link. Click over there and read it for yourself, particularly if you're a computer security geek.
I suppose we can't rely on Kickstarter to evaluate such projects. After all, their disclaimer states:
"Kickstarter doesn't evaluate a project's claims, resolve disputes, or offer refunds — backers decide what's worth funding and what's not."