Florida Cracking Down on Timeshare Fraud

By: AP
By: AP

Tallahassee, Florida (AP) --

Florida is investigating 49 companies and has filed nine lawsuits in a crackdown on timeshare resale fraud.

Attorney General Bill McCollum said on Thursday, September 23 that his office gets more complaints about timeshare resales than any other
consumer issue -- 8,500 since January.

The most recent lawsuits were filed in the past week against
companies in Broward and Pinellas counties.

The complaints allege the companies used false or misleading
sales pitches and have fooled consumers to believe they had buyers
ready to purchase their timeshares.

McCollum's office also has launched a website to educate
consumers about timeshare fraud and how to avoid being victimized.
It's at the link below.


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  • by sucker Location: mouth on Sep 24, 2010 at 02:43 PM
    thing you caN'T get rid of....aids,taxes and timeshares.
  • by donna Location: calif. on Sep 24, 2010 at 12:44 PM
    i also tried to sell to the resale. the ad they run on tv and i sent them a lump sum of money and they wanted it up front. and never did nothing until i had to keep calling them and all you talk to is a machine........Someone send me an e-mail i'll be glad to dig up my fake papers and documents they sent and the money i paid them. And get in on this class action lawsuit. I am from Tallahassee and highly upset about this timeshare saga that has been going on for several years now. So some one please send me a message....thanks Donna
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