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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Be Aware of Timeshare Reseller and Transfer Scams

By AVOEditor | August 8th, 2017 | Alerts, Scam

The Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) has received complaints, and comments regarding timeshare resellers this summer, and wants to make sure consumers know about the timeshare process before they buy – or sell. Most consumers are happy with their timeshare purchase for many years, but for a number of reasons, may need to sell. Timeshare […]

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Woman loses $83k in timeshare scam

By AVOEditor | March 10th, 2017 | Alerts, Scam

A Green Valley woman was scammed out of more than $83,000 over the past two years, something she discovered after nearly sending $8,000 more.  According to a Pima County Sheriff’s Department report, since January 2015 the woman had sent seven checks, totaling $83,639, to various companies she believed were managing her timeshares. On Wednesday, she […]

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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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BBB Warns of Timeshare Scam Using Local Company Name

By AVOEditor | January 6th, 2017 | Scam, Timeshare News, Warnings

December 22, 2016 BBB Serving Canton Region & Greater West Virginia is warning consumers of a timeshare resale scam using Resort Owners Services, LLC name and former address. BBB has heard from consumers in PA, MI, NY and WI stating they were contacted by a representative from Resort Owners Services of 10150 East Pike, Cambridge, […]

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