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.