Parents furious as group back on Twitter

For more than four years, a self-proclaimed recruiting service called D-1 Bound profited off the desperation of high school football recruits and their parents, using Twitter to solicit thousands of dollars in payments for recruiting help they say they never received.

And when Twitter banned D-1 Bound’s account last month for violating its financial scam policy, the group did not go away.

It just made a new account three days later and kept going.

“Main Account (D1boundfactory) Suspended,” D-1 Bound wrote in the bio for its new account, @thefactorytemp. “# 1 In Recruiting! WE FIND OPPORTUNITY”

After operating for nearly a month, that new account was also permanently suspended by Twitter on Saturday for violating multiple rules, including its ban evasion policyaccording to a company spokesperson.

Yet the ease with which D-1 Bound continued operating – returning to the social-media platform, and quickly amassing a following of nearly 200 college football coaches – left some parents livid.

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