One recruiting platform that has branded itself as “the #1 recruiting platform in the nation” has been uncovered as a scam and they are in the business of scamming parents and athletes. According to Twitter handle @Coachhering, D1 Bound Factory is a scam, fraud, and “will STEAL your money!” once you engage them for recruitment. The owner of this scam recruiting platform has been listed as Krysten Hammon.
Here is his tweet:
!ATHLETES!@D1BoundFactory is a scam, fraud and will STEAL your money! No one is reaching out to them and you need to step away from them immediately with your money in hand! I called them out privately and they BLOCKED me because I basically told them I would expose them! Share!
Tom Schad also has this to say about D1 Bound Factory:
Thread: So about two months ago, I came across a Twitter account called @d1boundfactory. It has 38,000 followers and bills itself as “the #1 recruiting platform in the nation.” Parents and athletes say it’s a scam. In the weeks since,@usatodaysports has identified 18 parents or recruits who said they sent money to@d1boundfactory over the past four years, only to be ghosted or blocked. The payments ranged from $100 to $7,800. Altogether, the families say they lost nearly $33,000.
I feel bad for the grandma who was just trying to help her grandson and lost $7800 before passing away.
Always remember if something seems to be too good to be true it likely isn’t. Furthermore, social media isn’t the type of place you should just be freely handing over your money to people. Think of it like when you use to get those emails saying your nigerian cousin left you $4 million and all they needed was your bank account info to wire the money.
You would never answer that email, so don’t answer these DMs from random accounts promising you things that you can’t verify. Trust me you aren’t missing out on anything.
Flip the pages to see the fraud exposed.