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Resort Equity Marketing Complaint

Sunday, February 8th, 2009

Stay away from this company and please do your homework before giving any timeshare marketing company your money! You need to read the Better Business Bureau of Central Florida’s report on these guys. We signed up with REM 1/05 to sell our timeshare condominium. This was over the phone and the sales pitch and guarantee seemed reasonable.

However, in thinking it over and doing some additional research (BBB of Central Florida, etc.), we discovered that this was not the upstanding company that we were led to believe. Given the fact that we were told we had 7 days to cancel the contract, we figured we had an out without any issues. Only one problem, we were not given a contact number to reach this company by the phone sales person. Only told that our contract would arrive in a few days and that we had time to cancel once we received it. Attempting to reach these people at numbers listed on the Better Business Bureau’s website were futile. We received our contract on the 8th day after we had agreed to sign up with them over the phone. How convenient?! We were now past the contractual 7 day limit for cancelling!!!!

We have attempted to cancel with them via phone, mail, etc. and asked for a refund since that time, but they say they cannot do that because they have already started marketing our timeshare. Yet, when we have asked for proof of the services they are providing, they cannot provide us any. The only thing that has been done is that our condo is listed on their website (along with hundreds of others). No other marketing has been done, contrary to what they led us to believe (i.e., conventions, other sales literature, etc.). To test their marketing and follow thru on potential sales offers they are supposed to notify us of, we have put several offers out on the online system for our own condo

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Summit Resort Marketing – Beware

Saturday, February 7th, 2009

Two weeks ago I was contacted by Summit Resort Marketing & Financing (now known as Summit Resort Marketing Group, Inc). I was told that they had a buyer for my two timeshare properties and they would close the deal, but they needed my checking account information so the escrow company could deposit the $57,800 selling price. I would not have to pay anything up front, but the would be charging my account $9,000+ when the buyers completed their end of the deal.

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Attorney General Bill McCollum of Florida Warns Consumers

Friday, January 30th, 2009

Attorney General Bill McCollum
News Release
July 13, 2007

Media Contact: Sandi Copes

Phone: (850) 245-0150

Attorney General: Beware Foreign Timeshare Investments

~ Advisory follows increase in number of complaints reported to the Attorney General’s Office ~

TALLAHASSEE, FL – Attorney General Bill McCollum today issued a consumer advisory, encouraging Floridians to be cautious when booking timeshare reservations or vacation memberships in foreign countries, particularly Mexico. The Attorney General noted that his office has received an influx of complaints from citizens who have been scammed by less than reputable travel companies offering ideal vacations to these locations but often falling far short of operating under fair business practices.

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