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Orlando Man Charged with Over 150 Crimes in $258,000 Timeshare Scheme

By AVOEditor | August 15th, 2017 | Fraud, Scam

Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam announced that the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services arrested an Orlando resident for allegedly running a timeshare vacation scheme that defrauded 68 victims out of more than $258,000. Mark David Richmond, 45, allegedly targeted timeshare vacation property owners by brokering false real estate transactions. “We will continue […]

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State gets judgment against timeshare transfer company

By AVOEditor | March 8th, 2017 | Fraud

From the Wisconsin State Journal:  A Waunakee businessman who took over unused timeshares for a fee will have to refund money to owners and return the timeshares to resorts, according to a consent judgment announced Friday. Uri Fried and his companies, The Timeshare Group and The Timeshare Company, were accused by the state in June […]

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FTC: Florida-based timeshare resellers took $15 million from consumers

By AVOEditor | January 6th, 2017 | Fraud, NTOA News, Resale, Scam, Timeshare News

Susan Salisbury – December 22, 2016 The Federal Trade Commission has charged the operators of a Florida-based timeshare reselling scheme with bilking at least $15 million dollars from timeshare property owners by imposing hefty up-front fees based on false promises that they would sell or rent their properties. At the FTC’s request, a federal court temporarily […]

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ADVISORY – FTC Action Halts Timeshare Resale Scheme

By AVOEditor | December 22nd, 2016 | Alerts, Fraud, Resale, Timeshare News, Warnings

The Federal Trade Commission has charged the operators of a timeshare reselling scheme with bilking at least $15 million dollars from timeshare property owners by imposing hefty up-front fees based on false promises that they would sell or rent their properties. At the FTC’s request, a federal court temporarily halted the operation and froze the defendants’ assets […]

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FDLE Snags Timeshare Recovery Company Who Targeted Seniors

By AVOEditor | October 26th, 2016 | Fraud

Florida is no stranger to fraudulent timeshare resale groups and many senior owners who live in the sunshine state and around the nation have been repeatedly victimized by these companies who promote unqualified guarantees of quick sales. Once the advance fee is paid, timeshare owners often report that the resale company becomes unresponsive and eventually, […]

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