I am wondering if there are any rules on kick starter? Many projects have way to high goals. What if they just use $2000 of $10.000. Is there no transparency? Do they just get the funded money on their balance? It seems kind of insecure. This question keeps me away from backing projects.
You name what you think you need for funding, but you only get it if you reach your funding goal. Otherwise, you get nothing. But ALL funding options are risky. They're investments in the project, and, for some reason, people think investments always turn out in their favor. You are voting with your dollars that the project could and should succeed. The project leaders then must try to make it happen and are granted, presumably, the funding they were lacking. There is always a chance they will fail, but that isn't the intention (hopefully!).
You can be wary of supporting kickstarters, but you generally do get some neat stuff with it all that you couldn't otherwise. And you get to give meaningful support to projects that may not come about otherwise.