My son played flag football for Diversity Youth Sports (DYS) In the spring of 2012. We registered on-line and shortly after were contacted to meet at a local school for a team meeting. During that meeting we were told we had to purchase uniforms. David Noll said that their credit card machine was down and that they had to take our numbers the old fashioned way. That was March 25th 2012. The season began and my husband helped coach the team. In April we were asked to pay for pictures and given a form asking again for credit card numbers, cvv codes, signatures and expiration dates. I paid check. I never received pictures, nor did any of the parents from our team. Then we were told we would have a team party at Discovery Park that never happened. They said they would donate all money intended for the party to charity on an email. Season ended, and I didnt think about DYS again.
However, in June they begin to debit my bank account for increments of 25.00. This occured 3x between June and July. Then at the end of July they hit my bank account for 95.00 4x within 2-3 days. I called DYS and there was no answer, no return phone call either. I reported to my bank and the police. However after you get refunded from the bank the police cannot investigate because the bank becomes a victim of the crime. I reported my complaint along with several others on their FaceBook page and learned they had done the same thing to dozens of parents in Orange County Ca, as well as Las Vegas. I reported them to the BBB, the FTC and the Attorney General's office. I have called their "corporate sponsors" listed on their website. I called KTNV Channel 13 news in Las Vegas because their investigative reporter, Darcy Spears, had already profiled the company in a previous report. She came to interview myself and a fellow team mother who had also had money stolen from her bank account. They have aired the story a number of times in the past several weeks.
It gets better..DYS sent a copy of a letter from a company called Global Payments supposedly addressed to Diversity Youth Sports. The letter stated that it was possible credit card information was obtained illegally by a security breach at their company. The letter had a reference number on it and an 800 number to call for information, so I called the phone number on a letter they provided from Global payments Inc. I referenced the number at the top of the page and was told by 2 different operators that the letter in question was NOT addressed to DYS, but rather an individual that applied to have a credit card machine at their business. Further they told me that the only information that was compromised was the specific information on the application for that individual. "It had nothing to do with their customer or client base." So as usual it is another attempt for dys to defraud the public.
Now DYS issued an email to me trying to bully me with a lawsuit if I do not retract my statements on the news. Nothing i said was false and i stand by my statements. I have contacted the news and intend to continue my reslove to ensure this happens to no other family. If you have been a victim please contact the BBB and Channel 13 News. Contact the FTC as well as your local police department. Something has to be done to stop these crooks.