On 5/21/2013 I got a call from another Green Dot money pack scam victim. She had a Sedona Pines timeshare listed for sale on the Timeshare Solution website. She was told there was a Buyer offer of $24,900.00 by the “Sales Manager” George Williams, his business associate also called her, a James Luvdin. Both of these names are false of course, but both said they work for Quality and they speak professional English. This time the phone numbers they are using are 417-942-4150 and 417-942-4148. They also used the company name of one of my competitor timeshare closing companies, also located in Missouri. It seems the common denominator is that the timeshare owners who are contacted by these scammers have all listed their timeshares for sale on a website titled www.TimeshareSolution.com; they all paid $600.00 – $800.00 to “advertise” their timeshare for sale on this site. If you have a timeshare listed for sale on this site, beware of callers “presenting offers” from a supposed Buyer and asking for “closing costs” up-front. Again, we NEVER ask Sellers to pay closing costs, and if they do as part of the WRITTEN purchase agreement with the Buyer, we deduct those agreed upon fees from Seller proceeds at closing. They are also being told that the Buyer is offering upwards of $20,000.00 for a timeshare that probably cannot sell for more than $500.00 – $4,000.00 tops in today’s market. You know what they say about offers that sound too good to be true, they usually are. Always demand a written contract, call the supposed closing company to see if the transaction is legitimate before sending a Green Dot Money Pack, call the phone number listed for the company on their website, not the phone numbers that are provided by the caller.
This scam victim is not walking away embarrassed, she is pursuing the matter with the Federal Trade Commission in Washington DC, making a full report, asking for an investigation, she was told that these scammers are committing fraud and conspiracy across state lines.
We hope these criminals are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. It is baffling how they sleep at night. The love of money truly is the root of all evil!