The Great Thin Ice Swindle
You know how you sometimes come across a product that really opens your eyes to a new concept? Thin Ice Weight-loss was just that. A smart way of using cooling clothing to speed up your metabolism, make your body work harder at heating itself, thus burning reserves fast. Adam Paulin from Thin Ice Weight-Loss promised us just that: an extra 500 to 1000 calories burned daily without any extra activities. Great idea, and backed by scientific research, as well.
Sooo… I fell for it. And so did about 5000 other people world wide. Little did they know that the ‘inventor’ of this product was never going to go all the way in its development. His main goals was not to develop Thin Ice clothing, but to rake in as much crowdfunding money as possible. This site tells the story of the Thin Ice Swindle and explains why thousands of tech backers on Indiegogo and other fund raising sites now feel that the risk of being let down is too great and have stopped backing start ups.
The original idea: a cooling vest to lose weight.
This is the first version of the ‘thin ice swindle’ weight-loss vest that ‘Crowd Funding Guru’ Adam Paulin used to start crowd funding on Indiegogo. He would also get on Kickstarter and Fundrazr, to milk the Thin Ice scam even more.
Below, the upgrade to version 2.0, a way to keep the Thin Ice Swindle moving along.
The backers of the original thin ice weight loss vest who preferred receiving the version 1.0 in december 2016 were told they were such a small minority they were obliged to wait for 2.0.
The final product.
The end of the Thin Ice Swindle – a ‘perk’ that looks more like a nasty way to fat shame. Look at the chubbies thinking there might be an easy way to get rid of all that flab. Lazy bastards, serves them right they got screwed by Crowfunding specialist Adam Paulin!
By the way, the insoles were never heard of again.