Timeshare Scam Database

The scams listed below have all been confirmed to be scams. Unfortunately, the scammers are quick to open up new fake companies and continue victimizing timeshare owners. If you are victim of any of the scams below and would like to share more information please email us at info@timesharescamhotline.com.

We recommend you report the scam to your local attorney general, and the attorney general of the state where the scammers claim to be located.

We also recommend you file a complaint with the following organizations. Links to their scam reporting forms are included.

FBI – Internet Crime Complaint Center – https://www.ic3.gov/
Federal Trade Commission – https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov
International Consumer Protection and Enforcement Network – https://www.econsumer.gov/en

If you would like to help protect others from being a victim of a timeshare scam please share any information you can by filling out our form here.

 

CompanyNamesPhone & EmailInfo
1913 Capital Group LLC.,https://.1913capitalgroupllc.com

Phones: (917) 624-9338 | (917) 745-3729 Fax: (917) 473-2191
Mike Lara CEO

Jennifer Lino
Assistant Escrow Officer
en. lino@1913capitalgroupllc.com

William Canzino
Escrow Officer
wil.canzino@1913capitalgroup.com
Working in conjunction with "Ace Properties"
365 Tours LLCROBERT CANESSA EXT. 103

Megan Davis , President

m.sanchez@365toursllc.com

WWW.365TOURSLLC.COM

p.h (920) 931-02-

Fax: (920)350-7251

1039 WEST MASON ST.

GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN
Working in conjunction with Cameron Title Company
Absolutely Amazing VacationsKevin ReedKevin@absolutelyamazingvacations.com

(404) 424-8815

http://www.absolutelyamazingvacations.com/
Involved with scam to purchase Grand Mayan and solicit wire fraud. We've seen this scam twice so far this year.
Accelerated Sales and MarketingBroker Gary Maurice Shemper Jr. (404) 418-7205 gary.shemper@acceleratedsalesandmarketing.com2900-A Paces Ferry Road SE, Atlanta, GA 30339 USA E-mail: Contact@acceleratedsalesandmarketing.com Website: http://www.acceleratedsalesandmarketing.com PH: 404-418-7205 FAX: 1-470-300-7905Acts as a timeshare acquisition firm. Working in tandem with Smart Advantage Group.
Ace Properties LLCJames Adams
Real Estate Broker

Robert K. Larsen
Sales Director
Ace Properties, LLC

acquisitions@acepropsllc.com
1701 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 267-678-0104 ext. 375 Fax: 267-573-3697
Calls unsolicited, claiming to have buyers for timeshares. In January 2020, they began working with a fraudulent escrow company named 1913 Escrow Ltd. Found to deal primarily with offering to buy Mexican timeshare properties.
Acquisitions Marketing Group
(AMG)
"works" with Escrow & Title Consulting, LLC (www.escrowandtitleconsultingllc.com)Virginia

http://www.amgroupintl.com/
Calls claiming to have buyer for your timeshare.
American First Property RentalJonathan Davisinfo@afcpropertymanagement.com

134 2nd Ave S. Nashville, TN 37201
Telephones:
(615)-866-5326 &
(615)-866-5216

www.afcpropertymanagement.com
Offers to rent your timeshare out for large some of money. Then the broker requests you pay him wire him his commission once you receive fraudulent check. Your money will transfer, his check won't cash.
Avalon Title and Escrow, LLC MarketingRichard H. JohnsonTel: (303) 993-1916 7535 East Hampden Ave. Suite 400 Accounting Tel: (303) 993-1923 Denver, Colorado, 80231 Fax: (303) 845-9113 www.avalontitleandescrowllc.com contact@avalontitleandescrowllc.com escrow@avalontitleandescrowllc.comFraudulent escrow company used by Mexican Timeshare Scam Agents.
Bavaro Timeshare ClosingMARIAN DAYENI LUNA CASTRO - Brokerhttps://www.bavarotimeshareclosing.com/

TELEPHONE: 916-222-5118
Toll Free (800)498-9530
Fax 844 296 0941
3960 Howard Hughes Pkwy Suite 178
Las Vegas, NV 89169
This outfit was caught offering 80K for a Grand View Las Vegas timeshare to an unsuspecting couple. They became suspicious when they were asked to wire money to buyers in Dominican Republic.
Bayview Property ManagementBrian West
David Forester
1601 5th Ave Seattle, WA 98101
P. (206) 483-0053
F. (206) 858-9642 www.bayview-propertymanagement.com
Perpetrator of scams involving timeshare properties in Mexico
Bear Claw Travel, Best Investment ServicesYannis Hoffman

yanis.hoffman@bearclawtravel.com
3190 S. Vaughn Way/Aurora, Co. 80014.

Phone: 1-720-360-0596

Fax:1-720-223-2123

www.bearclawtravel.com
Works in conjunction with "Best Investment Services"
Benchmark EscrowMicheal Copeland 206-565-0004
Fax- 206-565-0004
201-377-5952 (phony website registered to this #)
Phony escrow company - http://www.benchmarkescrowinc.com/escrow-services.html
(created in June of 2017). Most likely hiding behind legitimate company,
http://www.thebenchmarktitle.com/
Best ConceptsVarious Names210 W Capitol St
Jackson, MS 39201
(601) 207-0582

https://bcdestinationandeventmanagement.com/
A BBB investigator tried to visit this business and could not locate this address. Company is not at the address listed on website. Investigator call company and spoke to a company representative who could not verify the address and was put on hold for a supervisor who never came to the phone.

https://www.bbb.org/us/ms/jackson/profile/timeshare-resale-and-rental-marketing/best-concepts-destination-and-event-management-company-0523-235853727
Best Timeshare SellersJohn Smith123 Main St, New York, NY 10809
888-888-1234
jsmith@btimeshares.com
BNB LLC International


Jerry White

Sales Associate
Toll free: 1 (866) 882-8605 Ext. 211
Fax: (612) 248-1974
info@bnbllcinternational.com
www.bnbllcinternational.com
1400 Park Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55404
Contacts timeshare owners with a "standing offer", which "corresponds to the market value of [their] membership." They request your information via a “Letter of Intent”.

Alleges to work with Condie Wayne Escrow (see following entry)
Broker Global Business ConsultantsJerry Hines

Joan E Flowers
590 MADISON AVE. NEW YORK, NY 10022 Office: (646) 974-8201 | Fax: (646) 693-7305 www.global-businessconsultants.com
Offering to buy Mexican timeshares for over 50K
Bull & Bear PropertiesJohn Tovar
Junior broker
John.t@bullbearproperties.com
Telephone number (872) 254 4823 Ext. 404

Fax number (312) 757 5894
Involved with Golden Midwest Group and Elite Realty New York
Cameron Title Company
Joseph Cameron, CEO

info@camerontitlecompany.com

grace@camerontitlecompany.com
www.camerontitlecompany.com

1655 McFarland Blvd. N 113
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Ph: (205) 650 8295 Ph: (205) 650 8924
Fax: 920 350 7251
Works in conjunction with 365 Tours
Condie Wayne EscrowDenise Hall Executive Assistant
d.hall@condiewayne.com 1-800-798-8312 ext 22
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Fraudulent escrow agency working with various fraudulent "corporate" timeshare buyers
Consultant Firm InternationalPending further details...call us with questions about this listing.
Demand and Escrow LLCGeorge Bailey: Escrow Officer

Edward Velez: Head Escrow Officer

Chen Zhang Li: Buyer's Representative

Elizabeth Dominguez Tirado: Attorney
800-959-3795 | Fax: 213-417-4917

info@demandandescrowservices.com

www.demandandescrowservices.com
Working in conjunction with Empire City Brokerage. Seeking to conduct wire fraud to Mexico for "sales fees & taxes"
DetectaJosephina Duarte

Sales Assistant: Rosie Sanders
Agent: Alex Jones Ext:8846
Sales Assistant: Angie Valdez

Sales Assistant: Angie Valdez
Agent: Jhonni L
Ext:8801
Address: World Plaza, Av. Sta. Fe 481. Lomas de Santa Fe Contadero, 01219 Ciudad De Mexico,

Fax # (888)338-4759 , Phone # (888)588 7154 Ext:8846

Email: marketing3@detectahoteltravels.com

Detecta Hotels is a legitimate company but scammers are claiming to be agents with Detecta. The following are not representatives of Detecta Hotels!). We see several Detecta scams every month. They offer 20K plus for Mexican timeshares. They will usually pull your information from a listing site.
Diversified HoldingsAngela Baker

angie.baker@diversifiedholdingsinc.com
102 S. Tejon St. Suite 1100, Colorado Springs, CO, 80903 Direct Line: (719) 355-7817 Toll Free: (866) 978-5961 Fax: (719) 960-2785 www.diversifiedholdingsinc.com contact@diversifiedholdingsinc.comClaiming to be an investment holding firm. They contact the seller and make arrangements to accept and disperse funds for the timeshare "sale". Essentially acting and fake escrow company.
Diversified Investment HoldingsAngela Baker

angie.baker@diversifiedholdingsinc.com
102 S. Tejon St. Suite 1100, Colorado Springs, CO, 80903 Direct Line: (719) 355-7817 Toll Free: (866) 978-5961 Fax: (719) 960-2785 www.diversifiedholdingsinc.com contact@diversifiedholdingsinc.comClaiming to be an investment holding firm. They contact the seller and make arrangements to accept and disperse funds for the timeshare "sale". Essentially acting and fake escrow company.
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Franklin Sierra
Gary Martinez
15521 West Gateway
Beaverton, OR,
Emerald Properties Group and International Sales Group New YorkNicholas Foster
Lisa Haber
www.emeraldpropertiesgroups.com
866-878-0628
600 Lexington Ave, 32nd Floor, NY
Empire City Brokerage LLCJeffrey Woods646-291-8982
646-844-7379 (FAX)

255 Cabrini Blvd., New York, NY 10040, USA

contact@empirecitybrokeragellc.com
Working in conjunction with Demand and Escrow LLC.
Escrow Funding LLCBrandon Cortez

Head Escrow Officer

150 Grand St. White Plains, N.Y. 10601

914-339-0465 | bcortez@escrowfundingllc.com

www.escrowfundingllc.com
Claimed to place over 100K in an escrow count to purchase timeshare . Working in conjunction with
Universal Real Estate Brokerage
Escrow Holding ManagementNeil Thompson CEO, Richard Harris, Joey Pennington, Henry Lancaster CFOhttp://www.escrowholdingmgmt.com/

contact@escrowholdingmgmt.com
Phone: +1 (862) 307 8856
Fax: +1 (732) 391 6698
Worked with Going Places Travel
Escrow OneDavid Alderman(206) 388-4847
http://escrowone-inc.com
Phony escrow company often used by Bayview Property Mgmt and Oakwood Property Mgmt. May also go by the name of Is David Manor or David Forester.
Escrow TechJonathan Duran

Head Escrow Officer

445 Lafayette St, Suite 205

New York, N.Y. 10003

917-444-5854 • Fax: 917-768-4148

jduran@escrowtechincorporated.com

www.escrowtechincorporated.comWorking with King Davidson LLC
Franklin Federal Title and AbstractChristopher P. Evans
Jeffrey Matthews
christopherevans@franklinfederaltitleandabstract.com
www.franklinfederaltitleandabstract.com
312-612-0987
Mexican Timeshare Scam
Going Places Travel Inc.
Also affiliated with Getaway Travelers Inc.
Ron Fuentes, Jacob Diaz, Robert Kistner ,David Marple (CEO)2180 Satellite Blvd #400 Duluth Georgia 30097

Getaway Travelers Inc.(400 Galleria Pkwy SE STE 1500 Atlanta, GA 30339-5953)
They used fake notary public stamps and false guarantees, they promised no money up front but that soon ends with requests for funds transfers. Work in conjunction with Escrow Holding Management (see below).
Golden Midwest Group Brokers LLCRuben Martinez
Real Estate Broker
sales@gmgbllc.com
(312) 248-7553

Toll Free: 1888-296-4671

Fax:1 (312) 264-0676
311 S Wacker
Drive, Chicago IL 60606.
www.gmgbllc.com
Offering large sums of money for Mayan and other Mexican timeshares
Grand View Properties LLCSamuel Alexander Bishop-License No. S67387000.

Grand View Properties LLC.

License No.: 528088

Direct Line: 515-348-4567

Monday-Friday 10:00 AM-6:00 PM CST

www.grandviewpropertiesllc.com
Grand View Properties LLC
1704 State St
Cedar Falls, IA
50613

1-888-262-3597

515-348-4567

This scam company filed fraudulent paperwork with the state of Iowa to re-register a real company that had previously gone out of business. They are using an address of a real local property management company.

They claim to have a buyer, and eventually request the seller wire money to Mexico to cover non existent fees such as "Title Insurance" (Mexican Timeshares are non deeded properties), "Temporary Naturalization Certificate to open bank account", "International Capital Gains Taxes", "International Notary Fees", etc.

This is a fraudulent scam.
http://firstpropertiesofnewyork.com/James Buchanan 1 866-898-0995

contact@firstpropertiesofnewyork.com

155 West 19th street, New York , NY, 10011
Offering upwards of 50K for Mexican timeshare properties.
https://www.liligo.com/Agent: Jordan Thomas

Secretary: Spencer Reed
sales2@liligo.mx

www.liligo.mx
Phone: 1 (888) 648-9248
Fax: 1 (888) 616-2319
Mexican timeshare scam impersonating the legitimate travel website, https://www.liligo.com/
IMPERSONATION!
Ryan Sanders JD
legalteam@ryansanderslawgroup.com

Paralegal
Siera Martinez
www.ryansanderslawgroup.com


865 S. Figueroa St. #1800, TCW Tower,
Los Angeles, CA, 90015.
Phone: (213) 486 3550
This is an elaborate impersonation of a legitimate, practicing attorney. They have acquired website and email bearing his name.
International Properties ULTD.Barbara Jackson3200 Windy Hill Road Suite 800W, SE Atlanta, GA 30339
678-279-5732 Fax- 470-745-3787
Offers fraudulent resale representation of fractional ownerships.
Joseph ManningOperates independently but pretends to use First American Title, a legitimate escrow agency, to appear authentic.wtmanniing44@gmail.com
305-676-0137
Poses as hearing impaired as part of his ploy to avoid phone communication and create sense of urgency when he goes in for emergency hearing surgery.
King Davidson LLC.Isabella James, Executive Coordinator |

Address: 100 6th Avenue Suite A, New York, NY 10013
Phone Number: 1-800-792-5939
Fax: 917-473-2495
Email: contact@kingdavidsonllc.com
kingdavidsonllc.com

100 6th Ave. Suite A, New York, NY 10013

Phone: 1-(800)-792-5939 Ext. 471 Fax: (917)-473-2495

contact@kingdavidsonllc.com
Contact owners claiming their contract has been selected as a part of of a mass acquisition of said resorts properties.

Working with Escrow Tech, a fake closing company.
Luxury CondosJesse Diaz - Luxury Condos -
Ginger Young - -Claiming to work for Resort Closings out of Bozeman, MT.
407-269-0094
407-342-2839
Jesse Diaz contacted a timeshare owner, claiming her info was found on Florida Dept. of Agriculture website. He presented her with offer to buy her timeshare and said his associate Ginger Young would contact her to begin the closing - claiming Young worked for legitimate escrow company Resort Closings Inc.
Mark DiazUses website decolarmx.com (Decolar.com is a legitimate website)1-80-728-1292
Fax: 1-800-985-4354
Mark Diaz uses the name of a real company, Decolar to hide behind.
MB Realities

(Multinational Brokers)
James Monteleon600 THIRD AVE, 2ND FLOOR NY, NY 10016

(917) 970-0739
(646) 568-5356

www.mbrealtyllc.com

monteleonjames@mbrealtyllc.com
Mexican timeshare scammers
McKenzie and AssociatesDavid Gerard Fontana
License No. 1999098185
707 N 2nd St. Suite 1501-4,
St. Louis, MO 63102

info@mckenzieandassoc.com

http://mckenzieandassoc.com
Offering to buy Mexican timeshares for over 100K. Typical, generic, scam-brokerage website.

Millennia Property Management
Gary Friedman
Program Director
290 SW 6th Ave, Suite 520
Portland, OR. 97204
Office (503) 928-7372
Fax (503) 662-8604
millenniapropertymanagement.com
Offering to buy Mexican timeshare properties.
Network Real EstateDavid Rodriguez, Commercial Brokerwww.networkrealestateny.com
560 Lexington Ave, Midtown E. NY 10022
david.rodriguez@networkrealestateny.com
Phone: 1-866-897-9812
Claims to be representing the Safran-Group in the purchase of Mexican Timeshare Units.

Also uses "Capital Access Holdings" as fake escrow company.
Network Real Estate , New York
Capitol Access Holding LLC, Brooklyn, New York
Two ficitious companies involved in timeshare fraud. More info coming...
Oakwood Property ManagementRobert Botelo - Managing Director
Brian Whitlock - Co-Managing Director
Amy Read
(206) 607-9701 and (206) 535-1309Involved with Mexican timeshare scams and phony escrow company, Escrow One
private buyerSamuel Lechter
Kelly Ivan
k.ivan55@outlook.comThis looks like a classic Joseph Manning timeshare scam. Click here for more details
Real Estate Concepts LLC
Ariana Lee

Jeffrey Jamison
Phone: (646) 995-5187

www.realestateconceptsllc.com | Contact@realestateconceptsllc.com

80 W 55th St New York NY 10019 (646) 995-5187
Involved with offering to buy Mexican Timeshares.
Real Estate Properties ManagmentMr. Richard D. HudsonChicago, IL
Realty Consultants, Inc.Miguel Faura Realty Consultants, Inc.
10 West 20th St, NY, NY (646)712-9319


646-975-9275
contact@realtyconsultants.com
http://www.realtyconsultantsinc.com/index.html
This scam involves claiming to have a Japanese corporate buyer by the name of Daiwa Housing Industry. While Daiwa Housing Industry is a legitimate company, they are not in the business of purchasing timeshares at Mayan Resort, Grand Mayan, or Vidanta. The scammers claim that the buyer's money is in escrow in Mexico. Once the timeshare owner signs the letter of intent or sales agreement the scam begins. The fake broker at Realty Consultants, Inc. claim that due to Mexican Law there is a fee required that must be paid by the timeshare owner. The scammer explains that the buyer is willing to reimburse the timeshare owner for the fee, but it must be paid by the owner. The fee ranges from $4,000 - $8,000. The terms the scammers use range from "Title Insurance Fee, International Capital Gains Taxes, Temporary Naturalization certificate, International Resort Transfer fee, etc. There are no fees required to transfer a timeshare in Mexico, other than the resort transfer fee that is paid via credit card or certified check. This scam is most likely perpetrated by one of the other scammers that have been outlined in our database.
Rodolfo Villanueva Robles and Lorena Garcia de Villanueva, Mexican Citizens and Residents
Rodolfo Villanueva Robles and Lorena Garcia de Villanueva, Mexican Citizens and Residents
Working with Wilcox Escrow LLc, The Travel Store, Inc., (see previous entries)
Ryan Sanders Law Group865 S. Figueroa St. #1800, TCW Tower, Los Angeles, CA, 90015.
Bar Number: 279661
(213) 486 3550
Mexican timeshare scammers impersonating U.S based attorney.
Satellite Office of Resort Closings, Inc.Brooke Nichols

863-370-1788
863-512-7353
License # TP 2338
8545 Commodity Circle
Orlando, FL 32819
Claims to work for satellite office of Resort Closings Inc. Resort Closings Inc is a legitimate escrow company in Bozeman, MT, owned by the same partners that own Timeshare Specialists and who manage the Timeshare Scam Database.
Scammer using "Detecta Hotel Travel" (not detectahotel.com) using the legit company as his front.Rex Tobis888-627-4284
Scotia InternationalScotiabank I Dirección de Aclaraciones
Av. Félix Cuevas 126 Col. Del Valle
C.P. 03100 Benito Juárez. México, D. F
Tel. Internacional: 1-877-856-5224
finanzas@scotiainternational.com.mx
Erika Carmona Ramos
| Ejecutivo | Oficina de Presidente
Mexican timeshare scam pretending to work with U.S based attorneys (ex. Ryan Sanders, listed above)
Sheila Kolbe, Esq.
Victim of identity theft!
Sophia Sotomayor (alleges she is from Sheila Kolbe Law Office) Mark Lopez with Key to Vacationhttp://keytovacation.com/index.php/welcome/contactAn individual is posing as Sheila Kolbe, a lawyer in Wisconsin, but is using fake address and contact information. The real Sheila Kolbe does not handle any real estate law or transactions.
Silver City PropertiesRichard Davis
Ben Carmona
Peter Lane
Jean Barber
Jesse Conde
866-380-6297
347 E. Main St. Suite 301. Rochester, NY 14604
silvercitypropertiesny.com
This is a recent scam, with reports beginning in early 2018. They are offering making purchase offers, unsolicited, via phone for Mexican properties. Of course you must wire money for fees, (between 3-7K) and here is where the scam starts. Using multiple alias. None of the names shown have profiles on the website and no professional profiles of these individuals can be found anywhere on the web. One reports claims they want to use "American Finance" for escrow, but there is no record of this company online. More information here: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2014/05/be-lookout-timeshare-resale-phonies?page=53
Smart Advantage GroupRaymond MooreSmart Advantage Group LLC.

1627 Main Street. Kansas City, Mo 64108

Phone number: (816) 301-5712 Ext:6015

Agent: Raymond Moore

Website: www.smartadvantagegrp.com

Email: info@smartadvantagegrp.com

SMART ADVANTAGE GROUP claims to offer the service of selling timeshare properties. They contact and owner claiming to have a "purchase order from an interested buyer...". They go on to state a 6% commission will be taken from both buyer and seller.
Superior Resales ServicesMichael Thomson, Sales Agent
Ralph J. Shaw, Sales Director
Susan C. Beckner, Secretary
Thomas Brito, Acting Sales Director
www.resalesservice.com
944 S. Calhoun St.
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
(260) 220-1096
superiorresales01@gmail.com
Will contact owner with claims of a buyer willing to pay outrageous sum. Wants seller to wire money for fees. . There is no business registered in the state of Indian by Superior Resales Service, or anything resembling that name.
The Club Exchange ProgramAnthony Walker702-342-1386Uses the website clubxchangeprogram.com (currently offline 10/18/2017)
The Travel Store Inc.Michael Dasilvawww.travelstore1987.com
go@travelstore1987.com

Birgminham, AL 35215
Tel. 205-236-5881
1-866-438-0248
Fax. 205-235-9588
Offering large sums of money to buy Mexican timeshares. In conjunction with Wilcox Escrow
Timeshare Complete Transfer GroupMichelle Hayshttps://www.timesharecompletetransferringgroup.com/

(407)-608-8947
Fax Number: (877)-841-9510
​timesharecompletetransferring@yahoo.com

​200 S. Orange Ave. Orlando, FL. 32801
Timeshare Complete Transfer GroupMichael Crichton– Chief Vice President 200 S. Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32801

Amber Miller
Sales Consultant
Timeshare Complete Transferring Group
Direct Line 407-885-3421
Fax 877-841-9510
200 S. Orange Ave, Orlando, FL

https://www.timesharecompletetransferringgroup.com
This company is bold enough to claim associations with and preferred provider status with RCI, Interval International and Fidelity National Title. This is a fraudulent claim.
Timeshare Legal TransferJeremy Willis
Timeshare Owners ReliefWalter Disquehttp://www.timeshareownersrelief.com/
122 Seascape Drive , Suite 1607, Destin FL 32550
800-971-8081
info@timeshareownersrelief.com
Also uses name Jerry Rogers using phone 850-598-4398
TIMESHARE WEB TREE LLC.
117 E. 37th Street STE 392 LOVELAND, CO 80538
timesharewebtree@outlook.com
www.timesharewebtree.com
Timesharesalesnow.com

https://mybesttimeshare.com/

http://www.sellandcanceltimeshare.com/
Timesharesalenow1(800) 405-8498
(707) 876-4304
Posing as Timeshare Specialists (@timesharesalesnow.com)

No legitimate social media links.

BBB credential is false

Elaborate digital timeshare scam spanning 3 sites.
TrustWay Services


TRUST@TRUSTWAYSERVICES.COM

5500 INTERSTATE N. PARKWAY

ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30328

PH# (470) 206-0083

FAX# (470) 745-6037
Don't trust these guys, fraudulent escrow company attempting to commit wire fraud.
Universal Real Estate BrokerageJohn D. Brusco
jbrusco@universalrealestatebrokerage.com
Phone: (866) 887- 9755 Ext. 207 | Fax: 1-917- 768- 3681
universalrealestatebrokerage.com

Address: 232 West Broadway, New York, NY 10013
It's evident by correspondence that English is second language. Mexican timeshare scam claiming to operate out of NYC.
Universal Vacation SolutionsSusan M. Wilcox
40 South Melrose Dr. Vista, CA 92081. Toll Free (866) 955-0453Universal Vacation Solutions is a scam company claiming to be located in California. They contact owners who have their timeshares listed online for sale. Their scam includes using fraudulent forms from the state of Florida, and requesting fees upfront for non existent requirements such as Tax Clearance Letters, and Closing Processing Fees. They offer owners more than they have their timeshare listed for.

Their address in Vista California is for a real office building, but no one by the name Universal Vacation Solutions is located in the building.

No business by the name "Universal Vacation Solutions" is registered in California.

As of 5/5/2020 their website http://universalvacationsolutions.com/ was down, and not loading. The Website URL was purchased in February of 2020, using a Domain by Proxy registration service.

Universal Vacation Solutions is a scam operation.

Westwood Reality of Arizona"Original Investor"Cannot find any entity matching this description online.Man calls owners claiming to be original investor who wants more control of resort so increasing his timeshare holdings and offered 25K. Wanted to use 100% Escrow out of Colorado which maintains it is a legitimate ecrow company unaware of this scam.
Wiilcox Escrow LLCRex MooreCamden AL 36726
334-513-7840
866-978-4914
Fax. 334-460-0825

www.wilcoxescrow.com
info@wilcoxescrow.com
Works in conjuction with fake timeshare broker Travel Store Inc.
Worldwide Timeshare ExchangeRichard Emerson
Donna Kennedy

They are using phony email and phone numbers (with MT area code)
406-589-9053
406-589-9060

remerson.resortclosings@gmail.com
5444 Crenshaw Los Angeles 90043
(323) 815-4521

https://wterus.com/
Company claims to use Resort Closings Inc., a reputable timeshare closing and escrow company to accept funds. RC Inc. does not work with this company and the documents they use are dated and use an old address.

***Update 3/26/2019 - Richard Emerson is now posing as "Timeshare Resort Closings" still attempting to confuse customers with a version of RC Inc. brand name.
Boston North End Realtyhttp://www.bostonnorthendrealty.com/
19 Prospect Street Suite #205 Cambridge, MA 02139

866-978-7299
contact@bostonnorthendrealty.com
857-336-1116
This scam was brought to our attention by a previous scam victim. He was contacted out of the blue in regards to his Hacienda Tres Rios and Sunset Club memberships. Both of these clubs/resorts are out of Mexico. The website was registered in February 2020, Because this wasn't his first time dealing with the scammers he was able to call them out on their scam.

While normally the scammers will find a company that has gone out of business and register fraudulent paperwork with the state to renew the business, this scam operation found an active registered corporation that does not have any web presence. We spoke with the owner of the real Boston North End Realty, who confirmed he registered the company in 2018, and has not created the website yet. He owns domains similar to the one the scammers are using, and is currently working on the websites.

The physical address the scammers are using is an empty office space in Cambridge, MA. The real company's registered location is in Boston proper.

The scam website looks legitimate, however none of their listings take you to a webpage about the listing. While they call people with timeshares, nothing on their website mentions anything about timeshares. It specifically lists homes for sale in the Boston area, and the pictures of the homes do not always refer to the actual address.

TravelGenio - Scammer fraudulently claiming to be a real companysales@travelgeniomx.com

866-421-4979
Av. Paseo de la Reforma Nº 250. Polanco, Polanco IV Secc. 06600. Ciudad de México, CDMX.

This scam is a bit different as the scammers are claiming to be Travel Genio, which is a real company. The scammers website and email addresses are travelgeniomx.com. You will notice the MX before the .COM.

They contact owners who do not have their timeshare listed anywhere and claim to be purchasing timeshare ownership to rent out through their website. This is 100% a scam.

They send a contract drafted by Vanesa Ivette Agosto, and attorney based out of Houston Texas. While there is a real person in Texas named Vanesa Ivette Agosto who has passed the bar, the scammers are claiming to be her and have created a website around her.

The real Vanesa Ivette Agosto is not affiliated with this scam.

The scammers will eventually ask the owner to wire money to Mexico to pay for non-existant fees for a timeshare transfer, including International Capital Gains Taxes, International Notary fees, Estoppel fees, Title Insurance, etc.
Vanesa Ivette Agosto (Attorney)346-201-4698
legalteam@vanesaivetteagostollc.com
9219 Katy Fwy Houston, TX 77024Scammers created a web presence around a real individual who passed the bar. However, there is no LLC in Texas for Vanesa Ivette Agosto LLC. The mailing address is just a virtual office with telephone and mail forwarding services.

The real Vanesa Ivette Agosto is not involved in this scam by TravelGenioMX.
Bookingcorp.com.mxAv. Paseo de la Reforma 342, Juárez, Cuauhtemoc, 06600 Ciudad de México, CDMX

www.bookingcorp.com.mx
Scammers pretending to be Booking.com, a legitimate online travel booking website.

Their website and email addresses use a similar URL,

Scammers pretend to be a lawfirm as well, JB Wentworth Law Firm. They are hoping their victims will think it is JG Wentowrth, that has had the nationwide commercials for so long.



JB Wentowrth Law Firm

Travel Link
Jeffrey Baker Wentworth

Robert
101 6th Ave New York, NY 10013
1 917 963 8033

jeffrey.wenth@jbwentworthlawfirm.com

legalteam@jbwentworthlawfirm.com

Another scam partner with BookingCorp.com.mx

Pretending to be a legitimate lawfirm, with a name to sound like JG Wentworth.

Their address is a high rise in New York City, which has no record of them.

There is no Jeffrey Baker Wentworth who has passed the bar in New York or New Jersey

The scammers also have created fraudulent paperwork from the taxing authority in Mexico claiming that capital gains taxes need to be paid or a warrant for arrest will be issued in Mexico and the US.

Timothy Dennis Hance Law FirmAbigail Saurez
Timothy Dennis Hance
Miguel Sierra
Georgia Cohen
333 S. Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA, 90071.

Bar Number: 288378

(213) 259 8327

legalteam@hancelawofficellp.com

hancelawofficellp.com
Scammers using Timothy Dennis Hance Law Firm are connected with the AirGorilla Corp scam.

Timothy Hance is a licensed attorney in California. However, the scammers are using his information and have created a website and online presence pretending to be Timothy Hance.

The real Timothy Hance is not a private practice attorney and is in no way involved with the scammers pretending to be him.

Update: After corresponding with the real Timothy Hance we have been informed of additional websites the scammers are creating to continue pretending being Timothy Hance Law Firm. The links are provided below to help stop other victims of this scam.

If you are involved with a timeshare transaction involving the Timothy Dennis Hance Law Firm please know that it is 100% a scam.
http://hancelawofficellp.com/

https://lawofficeofhancellp.com/

The image below is the logo the scammers use on their documents and website.



Timothy Dennis Hance Lawfirm Scam Logo
This is the logo that the scammers are using to pretend to be Timothy Hance
Esky Corp (Pretending to be the Mexican Branch of AirGorilla)Robert Deville
Emmanuel Gomez
Julie Martinez
Av. Insurgentes Sur 1271, Extremadura Insurgentes Benito Juárez, 03740
Piso 8 Ciudad de México, México. Teléfono:
E-mail: marketing2@eskycorp.com
www.eskycorp.com
marketing1@eskycorp.com
888-417-5304
888-749-7520
Fax: 888-384-2203
Scammers are posing as Eksy.com, a real legitimate online travel site.

The scammers have purchase the website eskycorp.com , which autoredirects to the legit site esky.com.

The scammers claim to be purchasing timeshare ownerships in the US and Mexico to rent out on their platform. The real Esky.COm is not in the market of buying inventory to rent on their website.

Scammers claim to take a 5% commission when the funds are deposited into the sellers bank account. However, the scammers require fees be wired to a bank in Mexico to cover non existant fees such as International Capital Gains Taxes, International Notary fees, Membership Reports, etc.

The scammers also pretend to be an attorney in California named Timohty Dennis Hance Law Firm. They claim the law firm is holding the money and in charge of closing. In all reality the scammers are both posing as Air Gorill and Timothy Hance Law Firm.
AirGorilla Corp (Pretending to be the Mexican Branch of AirGorilla)Raymond Reyes
Barbara Starr
Sandra Torres
Edward Ortiz
Av. Paseo de la Reforma 222, Torre 1
Piso 29 Juarez, Cuahutemoc, 06600 Ciudad de
México, CDMX, México. Phone: 1 (877) 281 0347
|Fax: 1 (888) 834 5974
Scammers are posing as Air Gorilla, a real legitimate online travel site.

The scammers have purchase the website airgorilla.com.mx , which autoredirects to the legit site airgorilla.com. The scammers are able to send and receive email that looks like it is coming from AirGorilla, but if you look a bit deaper the .mx at the end of the email address is the only way to see that it is not legitimate.

The scammers claim to be purchasing timeshare ownerships in the US and Mexico to rent out on their platform. The real Air Gorilla is not in the market of buying inventory to rent on their website.

Scammers claim to take a 5% commission when the funds are deposited into the sellers bank account. However, the scammers require fees be wired to a bank in Mexico to cover non existant fees such as International Capital Gains Taxes, International Notary fees, Membership Reports, etc.

The scammers also pretend to be an attorney in California named Timohty Dennis Hance Law Firm. They claim the law firm is holding the money and in charge of closing. In all reality the scammers are both posing as Air Gorill and Timothy Hance Law Firm.
Capital Access Holdings, LLCGregory Perez81 PROSPECT STREET
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, 11201
Claim to be the closing company for Network Real Estate NY.

While there is a real registered company by the name of Capital Access Holdings, LLC, at the address the scammers are using, Capital Access Holdings LLC could not be found on the New York State's Department of Banking Licensed institutions. A search of the national Mortgage Licensing System also yielded no results for a Capital Access Holdings LLC. A call to the realtor who has office space for lease at 81 Prospect Street he is not aware of any company operating out of the space named Capital Access Holdings.

Their website was registered in 2019, by a proxy service used to hide who is really behind the website.

The scammers welcome letter is poorly written and requests the victim open up a bank account with HSBC. A true escrow company does not require anyone else to hold the funds or open a bank account. It is their job to hold the funds in their escrow account.

Their wording in their website is copied verbatim from legitimate escrow companies. Even the quotes from past customers are ripped off from legitimate title, escrow, and bank institutions websites.




Your Premier Properties Real Estate CorpGeorge Benavides (Scammer claiming to be George)

Joseph Fassari ( Scammer claiming to be Joseph)

Joel Ehrenfeld (Scammer claiming to be Joel)
1251 Avenue of the Americas,

New York, NY 10020

Tel. 347-429-7342 l Fax. 1-347-491-4839

George.benavides@yourpremierpropertiesre.com

www.yourpremierpropertiesrealestate.com

joseph.fassari@yourpremierpropertiesre.com

View more on these scammers on the BBB - https://www.bbb.org/us/ny/new-york/profile/timeshare-resale-and-rental-marketing/your-premier-properties-real-estate-group-0121-186618/customer-reviews

The scammers are using the real names of individuals in New York who have a real estate license.

George Benavides, Joseph Fassari, and Joel Ehrenfeld are real people who are also being victimized by the scammers pretending to be them.

The scammers claim to be at Your Premier Properties Real Estate Corp. This is a registered company name in New York, but the real company is not operating in New York.

Similar to the majority of the other scams they will eventually ask the victim to wire money to Mexico for some nonexistent fees.

Realty Consultants Inc.

Daiwa House Industry
Joseph Summerville
Michael Shapiro
Linda Hoffman
10 West 20th Street
New York City, NY 10011

646-712-9319
646-975-9275

View one victims write up about this scam here - https://realtyconsultantsinc.info/

Another scam operation, just like the majority of the scams targeting timeshare owners with Mexican timeshares.

The legitimate Realty Consultants is located in Rochester.

The scammers are masquerading as licensed real estate agents. The agents listed are real people, however the scammers are just pretending to be them.

Like 99% of these scams the victims receive a call out of the blue asking if they want to sell their timeshare for more than they paid for it.

Getting a call out of the blue is the biggest warning sign for a scam. No one knows you own a timeshare if you don't have it listed. These scammers have stolen a list of owners from the resorts or more likely the scammers are still in someway employed by the resort.



Kenneth Jaffe Law Firm (New York State)Claire Hall
Kenneth Jaffe
5 Bryant Park, New York, NY, 10018, ID: 2305134, 917-475-0896
Paralegal: Claire Hall legalteam@jaffelaw-firm.com

kenneth.jaffe@jaffelaw-firm.com

jaffelaw-firm.com
jafelawfirm.com



Scammers claiming to be working with Air Gorilla MX.

Scammers are pretending to be Kenneth Jaffe. There is a real Kenneth Jaffe in New York City who practices law. These scammers are not affiliated whatsoever.

The scam is similar to the rest of the scams victimizing timeshare owners who own a timeshare in Mexico. They will claim that some sort of fees will need to be wired to Mexico by the victim in order to continue on with the sale.

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