Count Me In Corp. won’t pay millions owed to hundreds of American Little Leagues. Lawsuits filed against Count Me In across the country for stealing millions.
Bay Area consumer fraud lawyers say consumer fraud is a broad term used to describe unfair or deceptive business practices, perpetrated by companies with the intent to obtain financial advantage at the expense of innocent and unsuspecting consumers.
January 6, 2008, San Francisco, CA (JusticeNewsFlash.com)–Justice unfair business practices reporters and Bay Area consumer fraud lawyers have learned Count Me In Corp., online payment company, seems to have stolen millions from American Little Leagues. Count Me In Corp., a Washington based online payment company for hundreds of Little Leagues and sports organizations across the country, says it cannot pay the money it collected. Apparently, parents and members can go to Count Me In online and pay their childrens’ sports dues and membership fees with their credit cards. The company claims they charge a minimal $3 dollar fee for this service. The online payment company then pays the Little Leagues and youth organizations. Over 220 groups nationwide have not been receiving dues and other funds Count Me In has been collecting from parents and members. Over 600 school and sporting groups across the country use the firm’s software to process their online registration fees and other payments.
JNF fraud reporters and San Francisco credit card fraud attorneys report lawsuits have been filed in several states and the attorney general in Connecticut urged parents last week to stop making credit card payments through Count Me In’s website. County Me In company CEO and executives say the accounts had been combined with other company accounts. Funds owed to certain clients were used to pay company salaries and other amounts owed to third parties instead of going to the Little Leagues and sports organizations. Apparently company executives have been aware of the problem for over two years and continued with their unfair business practices.
Justice consumer fraud reporters and San Francisco consumer fraud attorneys reveal many Little Leagues and other youth clubs rely heavily on membership dues to cover operating costs. More than 90% of parents have paid for their childrens’ dues and fees with credit cards through Count Me In. Thousands of kids across the country may be unable to participate in sporting events and organizations because their youth groups can no longer to afford to operate. Justice Internet fraud reporters and consumer fraud legal experts are urging families to dispute the charges on their credit. If someone has stolen from you or failed to provide you with services bought with your credit card you may be entitled to compensation.