Your PayPal money is no longer refundable from failed crowdfunding projects

As of June 25, people who back crowdfunding projects using PayPal will be doing so at their own risk. If the campaign goes bust or doesn’t raise enough funds, supporters will no longer get a refund as they would have before.

The change mostly affects the crowdfunding site Indiegogo, as Kickstarter payments are not protected by PayPal, points out The Verge. A Kickstarter study released last year found that 9 percent of all its projects fail to deliver rewards. Likewise, 8 percent of dollars pledged went to failed projects.

The new policy change will affect consumers in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Japan and the US among other countries.