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Copeland Marketing Corporation / Let's put this scammers out of business!

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The Attorney General's office is conducting an investigation against Copeland Marketing. If you live outside Florida, call [protected] and they will explain how to file a complaint. Let's recoup our money and put these scammers out of business for good.

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  • Va
      28th of Dec, 2006
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    June 2006, I fell for the scam that Copeland Marketing would sell my time share in as little as six months. At first, I pushed and said I did not want to give them $700 up front. The caller then put their manager on and he proceed to con me in to signing. He said that as a special incentive and as his personal guarantee he would offer, if it is not sold in 180 days he would give me a $2000 vacation package.

    Well, guess what... time is up and I don't have the vacation package nor is my timeshare sold. I have placed several calls, left messages, and even emailed without any response back.

    I actually got a hold of someone today and they answered the phone Elite Vacations. I asked when did the name change. She responded who are you trying to reach. I said Copeland, she said this is Copeland and asked me if I was an existing client.
    I said yes and immediately she said she would have her manager call me back when she gets in at 10:00am.

    Apparently, no body works before 10:00 at Copeland. Good Marketing power. Gotta love it.

  • Jo
      6th of May, 2007
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    The timeshare marketing practices of Copeland Marketing (aka Elite Vacation Marketing, now Worldwide Vacation Realty or International Travel Corp. in Daytona Beach) were under investigation as of May, 2006 by Florida's Attorney General, Economic Crimes Division. On January 11, 2007 the Florida AG announced a voluntary agreement with Jason and Andrea Lunt, CMC's owners, exposing all of their deceptive marketing practices! Find the details at http://tinyurl.com/yd366n

    A key whistleblower is a former CMC telemarketer but person of conscience who exercised great courage at personal cost. The groundswell of complaints resulting from Vicky's efforts precipitated this investigation by the AG!

    I contracted with CMC in the fall of '05 to market two timeshares, with zero results, then began to strategize with V. After conversations with other principal parties including legal authorities and Copeland leaders themselves to help drill down to the truth, appropriate "pressure" was applied and they refunded me in August, 2006 - the first to obtain that result, but the hard way! I then agreed with "Vicky" to start this advocacy group. Our members' collective efforts sustain the advocacy effort and information flow.

    Join us now to learn how (and how many) other customers trying to sell or rent their timeshares in the past via Copeland are filing verifiable, documented complaints - and working on getting their money refunded! (Some had their credit cards tapped by CMC, even before signing their so-called "contract!") This group will empower those wishing to discuss situations privately, instead of publicly at places such as [redacted]s. Messages sent require "clearance" from one of our three group moderators, but aren't edited if approved.

    Upon applying give us brief but clear evidence of the AMOUNT of funds involved, WHEN and through WHOM you "contracted" with CMC, and enough detail about your IDENTITY so we know you are "legitimate!"

  • Je
      7th of May, 2007
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    Joe Stolz,

    I fell for the scam in March 2006. The story is about the same, Copeland Marketing said they would sell my time share in as little as six months. They also agreed to market the property for rent.

    I have a copy of the invoice with a contract date of 3/1/06, order #23880, rep.was Rick Berman (he called many times before I signed but I never was able to speak to him after they had my money).

    Amount paid was $700 with credit card ending in 006. Listing price was $15,000 negotiable and the property listed was Bluegreen Mountain Loft in Tenn.

    I read over the document at http://tinyurl.com/yd366n.

    To my understanding I may have an opportunity to recover my $700 if I file before May 31,2007

    Thank you for any help you can give me in recovering my money.

    Thank you again,

    Jerry Dayhoff

  • Br
      15th of Jun, 2007
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    They told a credit reporting agency that they foreclosed on our home mortgage. We can't buy a new home now. Bluegreen won't speak to us.

  • Ed
      15th of Jul, 2007
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    They contacted me about selling my Time share and told me they could do it in six weeks. I paid them a little over 800 dollars and this has been about a year now. They have never contacted me about a possible sale. I have tried to contact them several times and can never get anyone.

  • Na
      11th of Nov, 2008
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    I have filed a report at ripreport.com as well as contacted the FLAG and BBB in October 07. Ours is the same complaint. Copeland offered to rent our timeshare and of course never did. We gave them $439.00. I have written comunications fom them that goes back to April of 06. We have never heard from them.

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