Fairshare Music - vanished without a trace!
Have you heard of Fairsharemusic? They were a company that launched in 2010 and wanted to do charitable deeds through music. Through small donations, consumers could donate money through music purchases.
The company themselves said: "We donate 50% of our profits to eighteen of the top UK charities. With over 22 million tracks to choose from why download anywhere else?"
FSM had the support of some big charities too, including Amnesty International, British Heart Foundation, British Red Cross, Centrepoint, Friends of the Earth, NSPCC, Oxfam, Teenage Cancer Trust, WWF, Action Aid, Alzheimer's Society, Cancer Research, RSPCA, War Child and more.
However, in March, FSM tweeted: "Apologies to anyone who has been experiencing problems with the site over the past few days. We're having some technical difficulties which we're working hard to resolve. Thanks for your patience!"
And that was the last we heard of them. On Facebook, there's some concern and one user echoed a problem that many have found themselves with, saying: "No update in a fortnight what's happening and it seems the site has closed down. Wouldn't mind but I still had credit to spend :-("
The website is unresponsive and calls and emails are going unanswered (at the time of publishing). It seems that all customers are being ignored, but with no official word from the company themselves, it is proving to be a very frustrating episode for all concerned.
Founder of the company, Lee Cannon, has also gone quiet, which isn't calming people's fears that something shady might be afoot.
We'll keep looking into this and update as soon as we find anything out. Of course, if you know anything or just want to air your grievances, you know where our comments section is.