Con artists prey on victims of timeshare resale scams

Con artists are trying to steal money from people by falsely claiming they are associated with the federal courts, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).  The imposters tell people they are entitled to refunds as part of cases brought by the FTC against companies that engaged in timeshare resale fraud. People are told they must pay several hundred dollars in “court costs,” “processing fees” or “filing fees” to get their refunds. The scammers may use an actual FTC case number to lend some legitimacy to their pitch. DO NOT GIVE THESE IMPOSTERS MONEY. THIS IS A SCAM. The FTC never requires consumers to pay money to get a refund. The imposters also have impersonated Florida attorneys in an effort to convince people to pay their “fees.” 

If you get a call from someone claiming they can get you a refund for a fee, report it to the FTC. Visit Complaint Assistant or call 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357). The FTC enters complaints into Consumer Sentinel, a secure, online database available to more than 2,000 civil and criminal law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and abroad. The FTC’s website provides free information on a variety of consumer topics.

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How do I find a reputable company, in dealing with Timeshares? It seems like it is difficult to trust anyone anymore. I appreciate any assistance.

Does anyone know if World Wide Resort Exchange is an OK company to do business with?

Don't do it. It looks like they are being investigated.

how do I go about filing a complaint Re: Time Share Fraud. I received your info from the Bureau of Compliance in Fl.

Green ridge equity international contacted me, saying that they had a buyer for my timeshare but asked me for an upfront fee.I did my research on th. Company and its.a.complete fraud please read an. Do your research on this company and do not.send them money.

Grand Weeks, Essential Resorts, Signature Residence Club, Signature Integrated Travel Systems, et al... All scams! After doing our own investigating in order to convince our credit card company that they are indeed connected frauds, we found that they all claim to have US offices, which are only mail drops at print shops(a simple reverse address search revealed this), their website servers all have the same IP address (another simple search online shows same computer, same location, different business names and sites), and they all promise the same benefits and con game. They even run the con from the same locations... One of them being at Cabo Viejo Luxury Estates in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. I am taking this evidence to our Attorney General, hoping they can put some pressure on Mexico to deal with the many travel service scams coming out of Mexico.

Sadly, it appears that we have been misled and scammed by buying into Cabo Viejo in Los cabos mexico. Everything that was promised to us are all lies. Unfortunately, we have signed a contract. We are in talks with our credit card provided to file the scam issue but we are unsure how the contract will have to be void and null since it's all fraud. Any advise is appreciated.

Hi Linda, I just saw this. I purchased at Cabo Viejo in April 2014. Just now finding out there is a big problem. Equity Annuity Trust offered the buy back. They used Elite Equity Transfers to transfer my existing timeshare in Maui. EET used Duncan Title & Escrow to actually do the paperwork for the transfer. It was DT&E that alerted me that EET is a fraudulent company and is now shut down by the FBI. I paid EAT payments with my Mastercard. I called Citibank and they credited those payments back, and are investigating. I called EAT & spoke with Frank Harrington who was the original person I dealt with. He insists the buyback is lagitamate and wants to recharge my mastercard. This is where I am at this time.
How did you make out with the Attorney General? I would love to hear from you. Maybe your experience will help me. Hopfully you will see this comment soon. The original purchased was paid by RCI (Barclaycard) which account was opened on the spot at Cabo Viejo. I am going to call them right now to see what they can do for me.

What is a "buy back"? Is the problem trying to get out of it before the annuity term has run or something else? Zoey and Linda, what were the "lies" that Cabo Viejo timeshares sales people told about Equity Annuity Trust? We have one day to rescind.


Do you mind explaining how you got the credit card company to refund your money and how long it took? BofA is a nightmare to deal with. I would love advice on how to get them to refund money from complete scam/bogus companies that used bogus forms etc. Thank you.

This FTC article explains how to dispute credit card charges.

Has anyone dealt with Timeshare International Advocacy? They claim they can get me out of my timeshare contract.

Do not trust them at all I have heard of them no good at all

I would love to know why you state that Timeshare Advocacy International is not to be trusted and that they are not good at all. Is this a timeshare developer's site where the only information given on any company that helps timeshare owners out of the timeshares is considered a scam? Check out the Timeshare Users Group for the same useless information.

It sounds like this person commenting about Timeshare Advocacy International works for a timeshare company.

Timeshare companies have people commenting all over the place, especially on TUG (Timeshare Users Group). All they do is try to scare people out of trying to get rid of their timeshares!

I live in the city where Timeshare Advocacy International is located. My friend, who is also my eye doctor, had a timeshare and paid Timeshare Advocacy International to get rid of his timeshare. He got out AND got a refund from the resort in Mexico. How is that a no good???

They have awesome reviews on the BBB

They even won a lawsuit against Wyndham resorts:

Get your facts straight and actually do some homework people, because blasting legitimate companies that help people, only keeps more people stuck.

Looks like they turned out to be a fake.. all of their numbers are disconnected and emails are no longer valid, and BBB has removed them do to reports. Place of business even appears to be closed. They too take your money and you hear nothing further and there is no refund from timeshare investments given back.

Has anybody dealt with Alpha Services Inc in Columbia South Carolina

I am also looking to see if anyone has heard of this company Alpha Services Inc. I need to find out if they are ligament. have you found anything out?

They called me as well and worked with a company in Topeka KS called Trust Company of America. I would like to know if anyone has worked with them. Seems like a scam to me.

I am also in conversation with ALpha Services (Mike Patel) and Trust Co. of America (Patrick Fitzgerald). IIt sounds a lot like the mexico bank wire scams I read about on line - and one case that mentions Alpha servies specifically. I asked Patel about that, and he said it was two individuals who acted on their own inappropriately and are no longer with the company. Still- $29K for my $6K timeshare ... ??? ANy more news??

I was suppose to have the closing yesterday and their phones all filled with voice messages both Pat Fitzergald (785-783-0568) and Carlos Miller and Mr. Ross probably not their reall names (803-591-9072). How can I be so stupid, don't trust these losersand I hope the Federal Exchange or Feds does some thing terminal to these losers!

My grandparents are being contacted by Interval Relief in Doral, FL telling them they will be locked into paying their timeshare maintenance fees for life--even if they sell the units. They are tying to get them to pay money up front and claim they will take over the timeshare and maintenance fees. This sounds like fraud to me. Anyone know?

We have been trying to get our name off the deed to our timeshare and went thru a company called TimeShare Relief, after a year and a half the company was bought out by Property Relief. We initially we paid $2500 to the first company. The second company failed to pay our maintenance fee, so we had to pay $495.00 to the resort to keep from being sent to a collection agency. Now Property Relief is asking us to send $499.00 to a company called Nevada National Advertising Inc. to pay for a attorney to get our name off the deed. Is this a legitimate company or are we being scammed?

You may want to research the company by checking with your State Attorney General or of the state where the company is located. The FTC article Timeshares and Vacation Plans gives you advice if you're looking to resell your deeded timeshare.

Have you sent money to Nevada National yet?

Hi, Have you read posts regarding Nevada National that are listed here during Oct-Nov. If you have sent them any $ or had any contacts with them, would you mind sharing. I sent them money in April and nothing but "we're working on it" so far.

So, Is the Nevada National group legite or not?

I too have been "working" with Nevada National but since August 2014 and don't seem to be getting anywhere. Have you had any success?

A company called Final sales Unlimited to buy my timeshare,,,they want 1500 dollars plus.I say its a scam, the guys were super nice and promised a lot. Any info? Florida based

Timeshare industry is known for being very susceptible to scams; however, timeshare properties are still a successful business for most resorts. In these times of rough economy, it is important to take care of our money, and timeshares are not in the way to achieve the financial security that we are all looking for.

Has anyone heard of or had any dealing with Beacon Hill Travel Service or Cas Holding Corporation? They are trying to tell my husband and I that they have a buyer in Mexico for my timeshare. And after signing a "contract" with them I have to pay a Mexico tax upfront and then get reimbursed at the "closing." And, if we don't pay the upfront fee, that they have already put our timeshare in an escrow and will keep it or sell it on us. Are they legitimate companies or are we being scammed?

This is known in the industry as a chop shop. I am sure that they are requesting the money be sent by wire transfer to an account with a Mexican bank. Should you actually pay this they will then come back in a couple of weeks with another demand. Some folks have been bilked of their money as many as 8 times before saying enough is enough. These are usually the high dollar prospects that have allowed greed to cloud their judgement.
In short, do no proceed. The contract that you signed carries no legitimacy and they do not have any control over your timeshare.

CAS and Beacon Hill Travel assumed names of businesses that have been closed for several years. Assuming those established names and then providing addresses in MA seem to provide cover for these people, however they choose MA because it is one of only five states in the US that does not have regulations regarding escrow companies. Additionally they work together in an enterprise that offers sales connections almost immediately for time shares. How do they do that you might ask? They make it up! All they are really after is the $3500.00 for the "10% Mexican capital gains tax", which is actually a little more than that. The people in charge are not legitimate, they don't even have a real person named as their CEO.

They are definitely a fraud. Tell them you will come to their office to do your contract and see how they react. You do not have to pay any money up front to sell a time share in Mexico.

I have been contacted by James Henderson and Robert Pierce to sell my timeshare and have verified their business, FINAL SALES UNLIMITED as a business in FLORIDA. They got my closing money, $1298. to sell to buyers. Thomas Bifalco Jr. is owner/manager. Please let me know if you have any information about them. They have called to say i would recieve documents by Xdate and it didn't occur. Now their phones are full of messages and I can't reach them. Any attorney who are representing other victims to them, please let me know.

Have been contacted by Final Sales Unlimited that they have a buyer for my timeshare & needs 1250.00 to do a title search which will then allow the close to happen in my city at my local abstract office. The individuals I have dealt with are Christopher Andrews & James Henderson & the sales agent to my potential buyer is Robert Pierce also. They will only accept a wire transfer which I will not do. Would welcome other posts or comments.

I too have been contacted by the company Final Sales Unlimited. I dealt with Robert Pierce and James Henderson. They promised they had a buyer for our Cabo timeshare. They told me I needed to wire money for title transfer. Now I can not get a hold of them. I want to know how to get our money back and stop them from doing this to others!

Worked with Alpha Services. I am hoping to join Class Action Suit for the scams perpetrated by this company. I have all the documentation provided by this company as a paper trail to stop these fraudulent transactions . I refuse to be a victim. Please people ....waste of time working with unscrupulous individuals.

Has anyone hard of a company that buys and sells Timesharing named Regency Consulting Group, INC? 123 W. 1st St. Suite 675, Casper, wy. They said they had a buyer and sent me a copy of the buyer name, address and telephone number. I contacted the BBB and I contact the States Attorney in Casper, WY. Nothing has been filed against them negatively and I was inquiring about their legititmacy.

Regency just called me with a similar offer. Did you sell through them and if so, did it go well? Did you find anything negative about them?

I had a very similar call myself. I've accepted the offer and struggling with the thought of sending them a check for 783.12 to cover the fees. I've sent my "rep" Tony Parker an email asking him if the buyer would pay this for a reduced price. We will see what he comes back with.

JT please don't send these jerks any money. we sent Tony Parker of Regency Consulting Group in Wyoming 1900.00 plus an additional 787.00 for costs to sell our time share and now he has disappeared from the face of the earth. We were supposed to close Friday and get a check 8/23 and still have nothing and he has not called us. Sure he will contact you and say this is all bull until he gets what he needs and then you will end up with no calls or check. Save your money and according to my time share at Grand View Las Vegas, only a licensed realtor can sell your time share and you should not have to out up any money upfront. Please do not deal with these idiots. They should be shutdown and prosecuted. Somehow something needs to be done to get these crooks out of business. The system does not always work in our favor and it wont be until this thing blows up like a Bernie Madoff thing and some really wealthy people get screwed, then may it draw some attention. Ask Tony who Eric Baxter is and don't let him con you for more money due to some tax thing in Florida or something. PLEASE DONT GET SCREWED. SAVE YOUR MONEY.

Add another couple duped by Tony Parker. Like the others,we expected an imminent sale but found the website gone and the phone out of service when we inquired yesterday.

he FBI site in 2012 recommended making a complaint with your state attorney general and the IC3.
We are in Canada so don't have a state attorney general

Same situation here? Any recent insight on this?

I am going through the same process with Regency Consulting Group and Tony Parker. We are supposed to get our check next week but he called saying the buyer moved to Florida and didn't realize the added property tax so we needed to pay an additional $455. I asked him to simply lower the sale cost to match because I wasn't comfortable paying AGAIN.

He said he would get back to me tomorrow. Has anyone had any other luck with this?

Don, I am going through the same thing with Tony Parker. Did you ever follow up and go forward with your selling? I am very concerned if this is legit or not. I did not know where you stood.

still waiting for the same thing since Friday 8/22/2014 with Tony on our closing and check. he has not responded to my 8 messages I have left him. cross my fingers. I am in it already almost 3000.00

same here on this process with regency consulting group and Tony Parker. We were supposed to close Friday 8/22/2014 and also paid 787.00 extra for added tax the buyer wanted this in Florida. Tony was dealing with the buyers agent named Eric Baxter and I cannot reach this person. The phone rang thru his voice mail on Friday 8/22 and today 8/25 the number will not go thru. I have called Tony and just get his voice mail. My final docs and check were supposed to be here Friday.

OMG I got scammed by this Tony Parker. He talked the same crap about the buyer being in Florida and he said something about additional money need for the Florida state tax and the closing to take place in Florida. I was NEVER given any details on the buyer. He called me in May and we began the process. My closing date was supposedly Aug 15th and after a week not getting a check in the mail, I figured it out that it was a scam. The last message I got to leave him was, "I think I'm going to check with my timeshare company to see if this is for real. NEVER heard from him again. The website was shutdown and his voicemail was no longer excepting phone calls. I was thinking this guy could not have just skipped with my $1,400, there had to more than just my money. All in the timing. I filed a police report with my town and I had my bank give me copies of my cashed checks. They hand wrote for deposit only and included a bank account #, but neither the bank or the police have done anything for me. The police find it not enough money to pursue and the bank is useless. The world is made up of electronics and NO ONE can find these fu**ers!!!

we were supposed to get a check to close the deal on our time share with TONY PARKER Friday 8/22. An agent with the mane Eric Baxter at 813-609-2560 is supposed to be the buyers agent and according to Tony Parker this Eric guy was sending the final papers and a check by weeks end 8/22. no check and now Eric phone does not work and Tony's voice mail is on and after 8 messages or more I can't reach him. we have put in almost 3000.00 and seems like only false promises. not even a courtesy call. If we do not receive a call, check or refund then my husband will seek legal action. he has connections.

We had exactly the same thing happen with "Slick Tony" including dates, dealing with Eric, etc. If you haven't reported this to he fraud department if the FTC you need to. Also if anyone is pursuing legal action we may have documentation to help. We want our money back and the Con Duo of Tony and Eric behind bars.

We have had the exact same situation with Recency Consulting and Tony and his con buddy. Everyone needs to report their information with the fraud division of the FTC. We have documentation that may help if anyone is pursuing legal action.

Rhonda, in reply to "slick Tony Parker". I did report to the FTC and also to my bank. I wonder if checking the back of your check helps to locate their bank and maybe letting that branch know what their customers are up to. that's only if they actually have an account there. I would love to seek action from you but I am not sure if it is cool to leave our contacts on this site. WHO KNOWS IF THESE CON ARTISTS ARE READING THESE COMMENTS AS WE SPEAK. I tried the numbers the other day to see if any of them work and all contacts are disconnected. Even the female low life by the name of Lacey Blackwell. I will check this site if you feel comfortable leaving a contact. hope others are reading this so they don't fall victim to these low life SOB"S. I may have lost my money but I hope we can save others.

Sorry, we won't post personal information. See our commenting policy. You can always file a consumer complaint with the FTC at The details in your complaint could be helpful to investigators.

I did my report to the FTC yesterday. We were scammed by Tony Parker and company as well. Our bank and local police are not doing anything on our behalf. Any additional info to gets these dishonest people, would be great! and to get our money back would be even greater, but no hope of that!

We too have been scammed by Regency Consulting Group of Casper, Wy. We have lost $1500. We were hoping that this was a legit company. I would be happy to join in any legal complaint to hunt the responsible parties down.

We also were duped by Tony Parker for $782.14 Same story, dates etc. I am filing a complaint with the FTC but I don't really expect to ever get my money back. I researched as well as I could before sending $$ but couldn't find anything negative.

Thousands of International travelers, particularly from the US and Canada, have fallen victims oftimeshare fraud while vacationing. Resort developers hire skilled salesmen to represent their timeshares as many different attractive packages, such as financial investments, deeded properties, or vacation clubs, just to increase their sales.

Has anyone had any dealing with Resort Timeshare Resales in renting their mexican timeshare out?

The timeshare industry has been into the lion’s mouth for the last couple of years, and it has generated lots of controversy and discussions in many forums and blogs on the web. However, since we’re living an economic downturn, anyone would expect that the timeshare sales collapse, but instead of that the sales seem to be increasing… but this comes with a trap: timeshare scams are increasing too. That leads us to the question: then, why keep people investing on timeshares?

After speaking with someone at the Attorney Generals office I was advised to write an official complaint about the company Final Sales Unlimited who scammed us. Of course I want to get our money back but I also want others to know that Final Sales Unlimited is NOT a legitimate timeshare resale company and to stay clear of them. They are very, very smooth with their pitch. Remember their job is to seal your money. As good as it may sound they are scam artists.

You can also file a consumer complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) at Law enforcement from all over the country access the FTC's complaint database and use the complaints in their investigations. Watch this video to learn more about how to file a complaint with the FTC and why it matters.

Timeshare fraud has been around since the timeshare idea was created, but they increase during poor economy. When times are difficult, timeshare owners are stuck with properties they can´t travel to or even afford. Desperate to recoup some money to pay for bills, they can easily become victims to scams artists pretending to be their timeshare salvation who will take upfront fees -as much as five number figures in some cases- but fail to fulfill their promise.

I have also dealt with Tony Parker and im in 787.00 for the cost of starting the paper work this was early in April and the last I have talked to him was on August 19 2014 and he said that I would receive my final document s as of last week, I have tried to call him on his cell and company # and it's disconnected and his Web site regency consulting group can not be found.... I'm so angry with myself for not doing my research. ..

The same Tony Packer said that my time share sale will be closing on Friday and made me send him $865.00 for court fees.

My husband and I have been scammed by the cons-Tony Parker and Lacey Blackwell to the amount of $1933. I wrote a letter to the Wyoming Attorney General, she called me today 9-492014 and stated that Regency Consulting dissolved in Wyoming August 15 and should pursue contact with Florida State Attorney General. I have already filed a complaint with FTC...haven't received a response. Next step is to write letter to Florida Attorney General. Anyone know if Tony and his associates Eric and Lacey operate in Florida under the same business name Regency Consulting Group Inc? Also Eric Baxter phone # 813-609-2560; where does that take us? I know I won't be getting my money back and unfortunately won't have my timeshare sold due to these deceptive people who need to be behind bars....I thought I did research prior-checked Dun & Brad Street they had a number, looked at their website, called the number asked for signed offer of purchase, but should have asked for their tax ID and checked with IRS and called the potential buyer. This has been an expensive lesson I hope others don't have to experience.

As I read the blog on Lacy Blackwell & Tony Parker - does anyone have the Florida address of Regency Consulting Group Inc which dissolved in Wyoming on August 15, 2014 per Wyoming Attorney General office. I was scammed out of $1,933 in an attempt to sell timeshare. I thought I did my research checked out their website, verified business on Dun & Bradstreet, asked for receipts of all documentation but forgot to get tax ID which could have been verified through IRS. Now that I look back at paperwork I should have questioned emails missing job titles, why only 2 phone extensions, why no offering to provide copy of title search; just to list a few red flags I missed at a cost $$$. Hope these predators are caught and brought to justice.

has anyone had any dealing with a company called JR Vacation Consultants out of Florida? I cannot find any information on them anywhere. They seem to be extremely pushy about us signing on. We have been nailed too many times and no longer trust anyone.

I used jr vacation consultants. And i am completely out of my resort contract with wyndham

w much did it cost you to get out of youyr contractt? They contacted us today but wouldn't give us the dollar amount they charge.

Just got contacted by JR Vacation Consultants are they for real I don't have any money to lose.Just need to got out of my timeshare with Spinnakers

If you're thinking of selling a timeshare, take a look at this FTC article .Don’t agree to anything until you’ve had a chance to check out the reseller. Contact the state Attorney General and local consumer protection agencies in the state where the reseller is located. Ask if any complaints are on file. You also can search online for complaints.

Jr charged me 4890. A year later. Jr refuses to pay my past due fees. Called the closing company that they say it doing closing. And they don't have my file

I am currently dealing with a company called "Nevada National Adv. Inc out of El Cajon, CA to get out of our timeshare. Has anyone dealt with them?

Mercedes, we are with them as well. We signed on 8/2/14 and have been disappointed in the time it is taking them. I texted Ruben, their rep, today and he forwarded it to a couple other people, one being Bob Sussman, supposedly the main guy. I did receive a call from Bob and he left a vm asking me to call him. Stated that they are indeed a reputable company and asked that I return his call. I do plan to do that as soon as I review our papers again. I can only hope and pray that they are on the up and up. Hope to hear more about your experience.

Victoria & Mercedes, We have been with this group since June 2014. Haven't heard a word since. Not a good feeling.

Vicki have you tried to call the office & see what is going on with your timeshare??

Victoria I suggest you try calling the company & ask what is going on. After that file complaint with BBB in CA. I received a call too, guy told me to relax it wasn't a scam. Yeah, right.

I have also purchased the services of Nevada National in April, 2014. Been assured that they are not a "scam." Have called a few times and been told that they are in "negotiation" with the resort but nothing seems to be happening. Is this a legit operation. I web searched on the names of the attorneys that were provided and their websites sound as tho they are legitimate. I'd appreciate any information. Has anyone out there actually been relieved of their timeshare obligation by them? Any help greatly appreciated; can't stand being scammed again!

Hello, I replied a couple of days ago and it wasn't posted. Would really like to know if anyone who is involved with Nevada National (as we are) has had any positive experience so far with them.

I am trying to get a refund with no luck. I wish I could contact you to talk on the phone.

Mercedes, I see that it took a couple of days for my remarks to be posted. I decided to contact the California Attorney General's Office--basically asked if Nevada is legitimate. I received a letter (imagine, a real old-fashioned letter!) within a week stating that they will contact the company and request information from them as to what they have done on my behalf. Says that they will encourage Nevada to be in contact and work toward a mutual agreeable solution. You mention trying to get a refund--could you let me know to whom you talked. The customer rep who takes my calls says that the company has never failed to get a person out of their timeshare. Maybe if the AG's office in California gets more communication, that will result in some resolution. Lets stay in touch on this site--thanks.

I received the package but since I have more than just me on the timeshare it is taking time getting all the paper work together. I did call them to let them know that. I even sent Patrick a text & he told me to relax that it wasn't a SCAM. Victoria who is your time share with? Ours is with Interval International.

Hello all: went to a "timeshare cancellation" meeting June 2014 in Arizona, and just like most meetings like this, "Mr Smooth" told of this "just between we few" method of demanding that the resorts cancel the contract we are stuck with for only $6995.
The company was American Vacations International,2245 West 190th Street,Torrance CA 90504. Wow this sounded like a way to get out from under the thumb of Diamond Resorts International. Mister Smooth (he said his name was Sam Friedberg) but I did not look at a drivers license, so who knows who he really was. We signed up, paid only for the travel club membership $2295. Put it on a credit card. The sales man pitched, the "today is your only chance to sign up" routine. First red flag. What do you know, Sam said: I will extend the time you can complete all your contract out to 1 from today. 2nd red flag. Went home with the blank contracts and started to check things out better. Talked to a few companies that work in timeshare fraud, read old articles on the Timeshare Users Group (TUG). Much to my surprise an article from years back detailed the meeting as if they were sitting at my side all the while down to the penny on the costs! Folks I talked to on the phone said "Wait don't tell me! I will tell you what happened in the meeting" Again as if they were there! The man was good enough to warn: Call your credit card company as soon as you hang up and cancel the payment as a 100% fraud! The frauds division at the credit card company said they get many of this type of fraud EVERY day. The money was back in my account within 20 minutes. Suddenly a number of unknown charges started to hit the card. We killed the card number, got new number. The other company that we were to pay $3995 more is Nevada National Advertising. Inc. Be warned this company jumps from state to state as soon as the cops come looking. They have mailing address in a UPS store mailbox and only a 800 number. When I get phone calls from this crowd the numbers are "unavailable", funny thing huh? Look the company up in the ripoff sites online and see for yourself. By the way Diamond Resorts does not respond to "Demand Letters", they will only transfer you off if you have a real buyer to transfer to. So these guys say "Well we did send the demand, not our fault Diamond Resorts will not do as we demand."

year from now. 2nd red flag.

What credit card did you use? Just filed complaint with BBB in CA. No hope of getting any part of monies back. Next step is CA attorney general!

How can you make that statement about Nevada national?? You don't know that for sure, what is your proof??

anyone heard of Signatures, they got me in and I am very leary of them. They just didn't sound right.

Don't know how you paid for thier services but you had better start trying to get it back. None of these companies are on the up & up. I should have heeded this qoute " if it sounds to good to be true, it isn't". What ever state Signatures is in check them out with the BBB of that state.

My husband and I were also victims of the Tony Parker clam. He got us for about $1,400. It wasn't until I didn't receive my check a week and half after the supposed closing date, that I realized I had been scammed. Tony Parker was very professional, but what a way to live out life being deceitful and a criminal, stealing innocent peoples hard earned money. He's will get his day in the big picture. God does not like people like dishonest people. So Tony and your fellow scammers, if you're reading these. You will not go unpunished for this. I hope you enjoy your jail cells as that is where you last vacancy will be when you get caught. And you will get caught, you can not hide forever, you are bound to get caught, so enjoy OUR and everyone else's money for now because it won't last.

My father (Old Fl Vet) was contacted by mail by Nevada National Adv. Inc. Resort Cancellation Program I don't trust these people because they want him to send them almost $4000! He's currently sending them $1,500 because he believes that their "lawyers" can cancel his timeshare.

I feel for the same thing & trying to get my money back now. Please have him read contract over as I tried to cancel in the time frame of 10-20 days & they wanted to charge me a 30% fee. One one of my contracts it shows 0% to cancel. I have filled a complaint with the BBB of San Diego, CA. Not looking good for me, in deep trouble with my hubsand for doing this.

You can also file a consumer complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) at

Please wanting to hear from anyone that has or is currently dealing with Nevada National Adv.

Robert Sussman, owner of Nevada National Advertising, Inc. Also owner of Vacation Tree, Inc. and partnered with Mitchell Sussman who owns, LLC in California. Both companies having been named by the FTC as "Engaging in acts that violate the California Business and Professions Code, including assuming to act as a real estate broker without a license relating to resale of timeshare interests."

Here is the Desist and Refrain Order:

Sorry to bring you the bad news, but I thought you all should know.

They were not wanting to sell my timeshare but to get me out of the contract of our timeshare. For which I paid $4000.00 for nothing.


Re Nevada National Adv, I did get a copy of a letter sent by one of its attorneys sent in August.Not sure why it wasn't cc'd to us. Anyway, I received it as an attachment to another demand from our resort to the effect that it intends to play hard ball and demands a lot more $ to cancel the membership than Nevada offered. So, it appears that NNA has made some effort. Now we have to decide what to do. Our mortgage is paid--all we want to be relieved of is the annual maintenance fee. Maybe clients of NNA need to keep calling.

The problems is I tried to get my money back & they told my credit card company that they had started paper work to cancel my membership. Which wasn't true as none of the paper work to proceed was signed. They claimed that I changed the contracted & was going to sue me if I didn't stop. So now I am paying CC company over $4000.00 for a service I NEVER recieved. Our mortgage is paid too but the high maintenance fees are killing us every year.

If you were billed for something you never received, contact your credit card company to dispute the charges.
First, please report your experience at so it becomes part of the FTC database that investigators use. Find out how to dispute credit card charges in this FTC article. You can dispute items yourself, you don't have to pay someone to do it.

I am afraid to do anything against this company as they are big & have lawyers. I can't afford to get sued by them. They send me a letter demanding I stop making waves.

After contacting the Attorney General's Office in CA, today received a letter from Nevada National. They stated that they had negotiated a lesser penalty for getting out of our timeshare contract in August. This was news to us as we were contacted by the resort last week stating that the penalty had been reduced. In addition, Nevada is reimbursing the amount of our fee to them that has not been expended and will apply it to the negotiated discount AND will handle the transmission of it to the resort in Mexico and the latter's formal release of our "indebtedness" to us. This latter is important because we do not trust the resort at all. So from our perspective, I think a big problem with NNA is poor communication. We also feel that NNA promises to much--frankly we were hoping for a full "pardon"; in their sales presentation, they should make it clear that some resorts will NOT terminate a contract without a penalty and the best a client can hope for is a reduction. We are going ahead with the above. During the predicted cold winter, we expect to cut our heating bills by burning the piles of paper that have accumulated during our 2 decades of association with that resort. I question the advisability of purchasing a timeshare from even the most legitimate of companies since the world is awash with bargain vacation deals. Hope others reading this will find some relief and be able to enjoy a blessed holiday season.

Exactly what a great resource! Thanks for researching and sharing this tremendous information people will have a way to master with and from.

Anyone heard of EAS Equity Acquisition Services in FL?

If you're thinking of selling a timeshare, take a look at this FTC article and find tips on how to handle a call from a company offering to resell your timeshare.
Don’t agree to anything on the phone or online until you’ve had a chance to check out the reseller. Contact the state Attorney General and local consumer protection agencies in the state where the reseller is located. Ask if any complaints are on file. You also can search online for complaints

My sympathy to all who have endured the timeshare burden of existence. Somebody in this forum mentioned oddly the buyers were increasing. I am a new buyer as of 1 year also and already confronting the cold shower affect and hard realization of what timeshare really is. I too received a phone call, from a company worldwide connections and spoke to a Mr Michael trip and a Ms Lillian Cooper, offering 3500 dollars per week for my mexican time share. They request no front up fees, they encouraged me to seek a contract lawyer and have them go over the contract. They encouraged to fly into texas and meet them, they say only after the money is deposited into our account will we pay them the 8 percent commission fees. it all sounded legitimate. Maybe too legitimate dare i say? I was so excited over the offer until I came across these forums and my dreams came tumbling down. What do you all think? Beware?
Thank you and good luck to all of us,

Has anyone heard of a company by the name of Closing and Holding group? They called my father claiming to be able to give him five times what he paid for the timeshare in Mexico. Unfortunately, before I was aware, he had wired $5000 to them for "closing fees", under the impression that they would refund this along with 35,000 additional dollars once everything was in order. I am convinced that this is a scam. They also just contacted him claiming to need an additional $7000 as a "19% lien on the property" which was mandated by the Mexican government. Give me a break.

Has anybody heard of Meridian Financial Services from Asheville, North Carolina? They say I own a timeshare property called Fox Run Association and have put in over 2400 in collections. My credit is ruined and when I call them they tell me only way of getting out of this is to transfer the deed to somebody else. I don't even remember signing this scam.I am in deep trouble. Can anyone help me with any advice on how I can get out of this situation. I went through all this blog, I see many people have been victim of this scam but I can't find any solutions to this. Do I have to put up with this for rest of my life? Please help me get out of this situation.

Please visit the FTC's Travel Scams page for more information. You also might want to contact the North Carolina Attorney General's Office. They can tell you if they have any complaints on file about the company.

Getting calls from Mike Michael Green at Timeshare Web Tree at 117 E 37th St, Suite 392 Loveland CO 80538. Promised $19,507 for our 1 week timeshare in Branson. Red flags all over the place but the guy is so smooth! Thankfully I know enough about real estate to know what he emailed me is crap and nothing but a ploy to get $698 from me. Beware... too good to be true usually is!

I have also been receiving calls from Timeshare Web Tree in Loveland, as well, but from a Jim Henery. May I ask what the Red flags were you noted with the agreement? The agreement they sent me is short and vague.

Are there any known scams using the company name, General Property Management, Inc which supposedly has an address of 8400 E. Prentice Ave #1500 Greenwood Village, CO 80111. They moved out of that address last Dec. Their website generalpropertymanagement is the only reference I can find for them. No other mention, references or reviews of that company anywhere. Christopher Long (who has a distinct Hispanic accent) offered to buy my timeshare in Mexico, they say they will transfer money to me before I have to pay them anything. Has anyone heard of them related to scams?

This FTC article about timeshares and vacation plans has tips and information for anyone thinking of selling a timeshare through a reseller.

BB99 My wife was contacted a month ago by General Property. Did you find out any information or go through with your sale to them. I also can't find much on them.

They have contacted me as well, only they want a bunch of money upfront. A commission fee and taxes before they release any money. I have a bad feeling about them especially since I can't find anything about them online. Please tell me how your experience turned out.

Anyone had an experience with Firever Grand Vacations in Branson, MO. My sis and I were told we could get ALL our money back including any fees paid to a timeshare that we jointly own in Hawaii. Of course, the hook was that we must purchase the "lease" that FGV sells in order to get the Timeshare Relief ,Inc. to get the money back. We paid by credit card, and due to my brother's death and funeral, the three day period passed. Also, we received the contract from the Timeshare Relief org, and it revealed they could not get any money back, and it revealed many of the outright lies that were told to us at FGV. I sent letter to FGV on June 6, but now they say they never received it. I filed a dispute with my credit card, but that was unsuccessful due to the "Contract we signed with FGV. Now I filed a Better Business Bureau complaint in Missouri and it is active but not convincing FGV to return our money as yet! Boy, did that salesman ever tell the lies to us! If only we had recorded the conversation. We will never find ourselves within earshot of a timeshare person again! So has anyone had experience with Forever Grand Vacations?

 You can also file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission,  your state Attorney General’s office and the Attorney General's office in the state where the business is located.

Does anyone know anything about the internet company Timeshare Compliance. com. Is it a legitimate contract cancelling company or is it just another scam?

I have a company that called me and said they had a buyer for my timeshare at Bahia Principe. Tescotexas in Houston TX. Telling us we had to pay Mexico's taxes for us to get our funds, so we did. Now they are telling us we need to pay a transfer fee. After the contract date of payment has passed. Does anyone have any experience with this company and what problems have you had.

Anyone deal with Westgate and was able to get out??

UDI Consulting from Springfield, MO contacted my elderly mother about her time share and scared her into thinking a new law passed and it would be near impossible to sell her timeshare. They made her believe that her heirs would be responsible for a large debt even though the time share is paid off she only pays maintenance fees. They tried to get her to either "Liquidate" her time share and get out of it completely or turn her timeshare over to them in exchange for a points program with RCI for a mere $10,000. I believe they are scam, but can't prove it at this point, but they are operating in CA without a CA real estate license. Anyone heard of them? They have only been in business from July 2016.

Hello, my parents were also contacted by udi recently and were close to handing over a check before I found out. I was wondering if you had any other dealings with them and how they turned out if so. It sounds like I am in the same situation as your post from December. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Does anyone know if US consumer Attorneys is legit? They are promising us to get rid of our timeshares for good. Any info would help please. thank you.

Read these tips before you give anyone money to sell your timeshare.
And be sure to check out a business before you pay them any money. See if the state Attorney General, local consumer protection agencies, or the Better Business Bureau in the company’s home state have complaints about them on file. Then, search online by entering the company name and the word “complaints” or “scam.”

Has heard anybody being taken to court for none payment of maintenance fees after timeshare termination refusal?

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