i honestly don't know why people get duped into putting money into kickstarter.
Number One: It can be ILLEGAL. In many western jurisdictions, it can be illegal to solicit money from the public unless you are licensed by some banking regulator.
Number Two: the reason why it is a regulated activity is because too many people end up cheating innocent investors, That is right: either they are criminals to start off with or they start with good intentions, realise everything is FUBAr, then they start lying to protect themselves.
Either way promoting such an industry ends up in a percentage of innocent investors being hurt. This percentage can grow quite large depending on how successful the con artists are. So i would never touch kickstarter games. If they can get off the ground fine. If not, they need to go get some real lawyers to help them out. Supporting kickstarter is like promoting a Vegas Casino industyr - in the end u will attract organised crime and shysters.