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Bel Air / Rental scam - Greg Melton

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My husband and I visited Puerto Vallarta in June 2005 and ended up purchasing a timeshare at Velas Vallarta. We already owned a timeshare in Las Vegas. However, we were told that we could rent some of our weeks. This sounded like a good opportunity to us, we could use the rental possibilities to pay off the time share and we would have additional weeks for personal travel. We were sold by a Mr Greg Melton (known as Rojo), he even put us on to a rental agency Elizabeth at Resorts International, we paid a registration fee however to date have not gotten any rental options.

We were contacted via email by Mr Melton (Rojo) on May 6, 2007 indicating that he had found someone who was interested in taking some weeks at US$1600.00 after maintenance. He indicated that developers of Hotel Bel Air , which was under construction in the Marina in Puerto Vallarta, wanted to rent weeks to bring their clients to invest in pre-construction. I checked online and saw listing for hotel Bel Air on a few sites (including red week and deluxe mexico destinations) there were not any rental options available. This seemed natural since, he indicated that the hotel was still under construction. We stupidly trusted Mr Melton (Rojo), seeing that we originally purchased from him, and forwarded US$109.00 per week to indicate that we were willing to give up 9 Velas Weeks, 9 Bonus Velas Weeks and 9 HSI weeks. Mr Melton (Rojo) indicated that we should transfer the money to the Accountant ABERTANO AGAMA MEZA via Western Union. Mr Melton (Rojo) constantly kept in contact with us via telephone and email, I have attached the emails for additional information. Mr Melton (Rojo) indicated that the weeks were doing so well that they wanted more, so again we transferred more money. Mr Melton (Rojo) even indicated that because he had sold over one million in time share he was in some time share professionals club and could get us a good deal on tickets and accommodation in Puerto Vallarta. We discussed it and decided it would have been nice to visit Puerto Vallarta again and asked him to get us a place to stay from November 10, 2007 to November 17, 2007. Mr Melton (Rojo) then indicated that he will also be able to get our airline tickets at a reduced price via a wholesaler, so we indicated that we were interested in coming along with two other couples.

Mr Melton (Rojo) enquired if he were to be able to get a better price on the rental, if we would give him a commission of US$50.00 per week, we agreed thinking that he would be seeking our interest. Mr Melton (Rojo) asked us to send him an email indicating that we would be willing to give up additional weeks if they were to give us a better rental rate, so that he could show the email to his boss, which we did. Mr Melton (Rojo) then came back to us indicating that they would pay more money only if we were willing to give up ALL the rest of our weeks. We went to the bank, borrowed additional money and forwarded it to him with additional money for our airline tickets, which he said he was getting at US 898 per person from Trinidad to Puerto Vallarta.

Mr Melton then told us that he had gotten a fare of US 542 per person for our friends who were coming from New York. They indicated that they would be coming and would transfer the money; however, due to personal commitments they were not able to transfer the money. He indicated that he went and paid for the tickets and because of this he had incurred a bank charge of US $500.00 because his check bounced. We felt sorry and kept asking us to send the money, he even asked us to loan him some money to cover till the next week when he would receive his commission from Bel Air. We sent up US $500 to help because we felt responsible; he gave us another name to forward the money to. Our friends got the money for their tickets to us and we forwarded it Mr Melton at the second name.

The details of ALL transfers made are as follows:

DATE
TRACKING NUMBER
RECEIVER
AMOUNT
SEND
TOTAL

US$
CHARGE
OUTPUT

11-May-07
[protected]
ABERTANO AGAMA MEZA
2943
120
3,063.00

22-May-07
[protected]
ABERTANO AGAMA MEZA
2180
100
2,280.00

24-May-07
[protected]
ABERTANO AGAMA MEZA
1635
70
1,705.00

29-May-07
[protected]
ABERTANO AGAMA MEZA
3379
140
3,519.00

20-Jun-07
[protected]
ABERTANO AGAMA MEZA
2688
120
2,808.00

26-Jun-07
[protected]
RAUL ARIZA OLVERA
500
37
537.00

2-Jul-07
[protected]
RAUL ARIZA OLVERA
1,084.00
55.00
1,139.00

TOTAL

14,409.00
642.00
15,051.00

After we forwarded that money to him we have not been able to contact him via email or telephone. I tried calling the number for Bel Air [protected] however no one is answering the number. I do not know where to turn at this time, I lost my savings and have gone into debt to forward this money to him. We believed that we would have gotten back a return to be able to put a down payment on a house now we have just found ourselves in additional debt. Any assistance to recover our money would be greatly appreciated.

Please feel free to forward to anyone who may be able to help or to anyone who may be able to avoid this happening to someone else.

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  • Ro
      22nd of Mar, 2009
    0 Votes

    your some really stupid ###s thanks for driving the value of our belair property along with 42 other owners to ### why dont you tell us where you are we figure we lost about 1.2 millionwe would like to pay you a visit if you have the balls how long do you plan on keeping this complaint on there you sure have done enough damage to use.

    Robert Torme

  • Er
      8th of May, 2009
    0 Votes

    Be ware of Robert Torme

    Robert Torme is doing the same thing. Saying he can sell your time share, no advance fees. Bogus buyers, then has the title company, who is saying they will clear your title, but you must pay for this and you will get this back with the funds for your timeshare.

    You refuse as you told him, no advance fees, he then says, I can get it cheaper for you than the escrow company in Beaverton, Oregon with friends of his in Mexico and the buyer won't pay for it as he has been burned before. So you Western Union money after Robert Torme guarantees it with a contract, to a Ryan Rollins in Mexico and then they want more $ and Robert is there to offer another contract and even guarantees the WU fees and you send more $ to another party in Mexico, Greg Alan Melton, to finish clearing your title.

    Then the day you are to be paid for your timeshare, all phones are disconnected for Robert Torme, Ryan Rollins, websites disappear of Speedy Timeshare Resales. First American Title becomes a different title company and you call them and the Terry guy who Robert set you up with doesn't work there.

    Contact the FBI immediately. It is all an "Advanced Fee Fraud Scam".

  • Er
      8th of May, 2009
    0 Votes

    Greg Alan Melton and Robert Torme and Ryan Rollins are all working together to scam people in 'Advance Fee Scheme's "

    Robert Torme's complaint up above sounds like he is legit saying his Bel Air property has gone down because of the above complaint.

    But Robert Torme had us send money to the exact same person, Greg Alan Melton, as those who are complaining up above.

    Be ware of all three of these people. Contact the FBI.

  • Er
      11th of May, 2009
    0 Votes

    Robert Torme who goes by Bob and Ryan Rollins and Greg Melton are working an elaborate scheme here.

    This is a ring of people working together to gain your identity for Identity Theft, fraud, forgery and etc.

    Contact the FBI and local law enforcement.

  • Go
      30th of Jun, 2009
    -1 Votes

    Hi Diane and Cristina,
    We would really appreciate if you give us the opportunity to contact you and clarify your issues with our firm, as the personnel for Gonzalez & Gonzalez is highly trained and supervised; and we can assure you that none of our customers have been attacked in any way.
    Looking through the files and data base of our company we do not show any record under the name of ¨Diane Jersey¨ and/or ¨Cristine ----¨, who are the people complaining and defaming against the firm.
    After 15 years of experience we knew some day this will happen, being conscious of this we back up ourselves by recording every incoming and outgoing telephone call.
    In case of the existence of a recorded conversation with you under another name, we would like to expose it to the internet community to prove the opposite of the complaints made on June 30th against Gonzalez & Gonzalez to discard the fact that the post was exposed by our competitors or from the timeshare developers full of frustration by our advocacy and success on the resolution of the cases handled at Gonzalez & Gonzalez.
    Also, Gonzalez and Gonzalez has never charged such exaggerated retainer fees, we have a long list of satisfied customers who support our firm, with identifications to validate their existence and able to show their satisfaction by the success in the resolution of their cases.
    Gonzalez & Gonzalez counts with ample evidence, to show the Internet community and guarantee that there is no existence of this type of situation in our firm.
    Respectfully,
    Jose Gonzalez

  • Ni
      26th of Jun, 2012
    0 Votes

    You are two of the dumbest ### I have ever encountered! You would forward so much money to a complete stranger without a background check! hah hah ha I will forever laugh at you two idiots! Allana, you are supposed to be an accountant, but it is obvious you just have the qualification and no brains at all!

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