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Vacation Property Resellers


scam and 1/2

Complaint Rating:  86 % with 37 votes
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vacation property resellers
Largo, Florida
United States
If you enjoy funding drug addicts and alcoholics addictions please by all means give these people your money, but know odds are you wont get anything in return.
I used to be employed by vpr after 6 weeks I quit due to the place is a conmans paradise and Im sure they will soon be shut down and I want nothing to do with it plus Im not willing to take a paycheck from ripping off people. First thing I noticed off bat was the lying done over the phone they would say things like Mr./Mrs. I have no reason to lie to you I dont drive a bently because I dont sell timeshares I have no reason to lie to you. They would say things like I promise by this time next week Ill have your timeshare sold. Or Im actualy at your timeshares location right now we just sold a similar timeshare yesterday and Im taking people to walk through latter this afternoon (when the timeshare in question would be in lasvegas and they would be sitting in a small table in a hole in the wall office in florida. They would make themselfs seem over the phone that they were rich, older, and on location of the timeshares, when in actuality the majority of the employees are of the age 18-24 they get there paychecks on friday and by monday are asking for change to buy cig. and the office is nowhere near any time share its in largo florida tucked away for noone to even know its there inless you know its there and it looks like a drug den with computers on tables. Before they even had an office they were working out of someguys house who was made the managerlatter. When an older person 75-80 years old would be on the phone they get excited because they think they are easier to rip off. The manager and 97% of the employees are always high on drugs they smoke weed in the office, have drug dealers running in and out of the office day and night, some will come in in withdraw from there drug addictions begging a fellow employee for the drug of choice, theres 2 bars in the same plaza where employees will go get drunk and return to work!!! PLEASE DONT GIVE THESE PEOPLE YOUR MONEY!!! anything they tell you is 100% LIES each employee is able to make up any price they want to charge you! WHEN THEY TAKE YOUR MONEYTHEY NEVER EVER THINK ABOUT YOU AGAIN THEY HAVE NO REASON OR CARE TO SELL YOUR TIMESHARE THEY ALREADY HAVE YOUR MONEY!!! when you give this company your money the only thing they will do for you is put your timeshare on listings on the internet THAT YOU CAN DO YOUR SELF FOR FREE OR JUST A FEW DOLLERS!!! It is absolutly illegal to promise or gurentee sale of timeshare over the phone rember this if you pay to sell your timeshare before its sold you will never ever be giving the proper time and energy it takes to sell the timeshare. If you give VPR your money you are putting it directly into the hand or a conman and it will eventualy be given to a drug dealler no matter what you are told if you are on the phone with vpr YOU ARE on the phone with eaither a young man who not proffesional and is probably a drug addict if ur lucky you may talk with one of they very few clean and middle age women or man but know this they are charging you for something you can do for free or cheep and they will do very very little to sell your timeshare!!
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N  22nd of Dec, 2009 by    0 Votes
rip-off scams
A  24th of Feb, 2010 by    0 Votes
I agree completely! Very unprofessional and pushy rep. Wanting money upfront claiming to get resell your timeshare for way more than it's worth! They don't want to give any info besides the fact that they supposedly sold a property just like yours for X amount of dollars and then they try to make you feel like an idiot for not buying into their scam. Total Scam!
N  6th of Apr, 2010 by    0 Votes
THANK YOU ! ! ! I have been talking with one of their sales people. Sounds very assured, been doing this a long time, on & on. I was about to give him my money. I decided to do some online searching, and basically found out that you should NEVER pay up front to sell you time share / travel share. Many thanks to trying2makeitright for having the courage to quit a job with an unfair company, and for sounding an alarm to warn others. I am $700 better off than I would have been if I had not seen this post.
A  6th of Apr, 2010 by    +1 Votes
Thank you so much for what you have told us all. I hope others will learn from our mistakes.
N  5th of Jun, 2010 by    0 Votes
i was considering the $400 now $400 later offer when i went on line to check out vpr. i am so glad to have found your post, as i was skeptical, that i will pass on this spectacular offer. i am offering this post as a compliment to those that have taken the time to share their experience and so thankful for the inside info.
A  9th of Sep, 2010 by    0 Votes
I was also contacted by these people, when I asked for a written offer, they became abusive and rude. They wanted my credit card information with nothing in writing, no offer, no contract, nothing. When I asked for these things they stated they won't send me anything until they get my $1100+ dollars upfront. The state license they gave me doesn't exist. I've filed a complaint with the local BBB and the Florida Board of Realtors, although I doubt they are even members. DO NOT GIVE THESE PEOPLE YOUR MONEY! It is a total scam.
A  14th of Oct, 2010 by    0 Votes
Just want to take a moment to thank others for the benefit of sharing information and experiences in forums like this to make sure others don't fall prey to these companies over and over again. I have been going back and forth with a gentleman who sounded very professional and did not fit the bill of others who have been described here. I know better than most, that things are not always what they seem. I always check into companies before I do business with them, especially those that SEEK me out. I will move along and won't deal with this company or fall into this scam. Just remember that those that mean you harm won't necessarily fit into a mold of what you might be thinking. Just be sure NOT to do business with a company before checking them out.

Thanks to all who submitted!
N  26th of Nov, 2010 by    0 Votes
UNBELIEVABLE! I got taken for $487.00 on a rush impulse to sell my timeshare and go travelling. They assured me they had offers pending, put me thru a bunch of security checks and then NOTHING.
I am reporting them to whoever I can and will personally [censor] slap MARTIN STEELE the agent if I ever meet him face to face. Next step, reporting them all to the bar association. I ask for everyone to do same. Thanks.
N  25th of Feb, 2011 by    0 Votes
Vacation Property Resales
A few months back I was in really desperate straights. These ###s came in out of the blue and said they could sell my timeshare (which was charging me an additional $1500 for renovations- Wonderful!). They seemed to know alot about it and said they had buyers already lined up. Issue was they wanted $1100 up front. Yeah, I know. Dumb move but was not thinking right back then. Paid it and saw the "closing date" move 7 times in the last 8 months.

In finally (a bit late!) doing some research I found what I should have looked at 8 months ago. These guys are scam artists of the sleaziest variety and should be avoided at all costs.

The biggest sleaze-bag of all is a guy by the name of George Leonard. Great and weasily sales criminal! He also hates to get phone calls. I figure for $1100 I can jam up his phones forever. Yes, childish but since I've given up on this clown selling the thing, it's all I have.
N  28th of Feb, 2011 by    0 Votes
Dear Chris,

My name is Luis Villeda, Customer Service Director for Vacation Property Resales, Inc operating since 2000. Your complaint is directed towards Vacation Property Resellers, LLC based in St. Petersburg FL operating since 2008. This information is based on BBB records for both companies. You posted the name Vacation Property Resales above rather than Vacation Property Resellers. There are no affiliations between both companies. We have been receiving a heavy traffic of complaints and negative reviews due to the name confusion. Since we cannot control what name they choose to call their business, I would like for you to correct the issue by changing the name above to Vacation Property Resellers so we can try to prevent any further confusion to our satisfied clients. I hope this company can and will help you by addressing your concerns. Thank you in advance for your consideration regarding this matter.
N  28th of Mar, 2011 by    0 Votes
My wife was just contacted by Andrew Guthrie stating he had a buyer for our timshare at Harborside, Atlantis Resort. The price he quoted was DOUBLE what we paid. All he needed was a credit card to process the "title transfer" fee. She requested a contract through the mail, but Mr. Guthrie would not provide it until the fee was paid. He stated this was a "Florida State Law." While she was on the phone, I found this post and several other negative posts regarding VPR. The Florida Better Business Bureau has given them an "F" rating. After refusing to provide credit card information, Mr. Guthrie became very belligerent and hung up. These people are rip off artists!!!
N  30th of Mar, 2011 by    0 Votes
Has anyone had experience with VPR offering to send you a check with a clause on the back that by endorsing the check the deed to the timeshare transers to them? They are not asking me for any money upfront, but I'm wondering if this is also a scam - i.e. you sign the check, then the check bounces.
A  8th of Apr, 2011 by    0 Votes
gullible 67 yr old lady - just what they were looking for. i can see them salivating on the other end of the line!! to do financial & health problems i ooked into selling my timeshare in kissimme florida. as other stated, BILL POWELL stated he had customers waiting and could sell immediately. foolish, foolish, stupie, greedy me. i bit! sent him $1000.+. mentioned there could be a possible conflict with ownership of timeshare & sent papers, not eigible for re-sale! called my bank to cancel immediately. said they couldn't. phoned BILL POWELL immediatey to put a stop on proceedings and of course it was like talkng to a brick wall, phoned everyone possible, RON MEYER, JACQELINE, STACEY, RON CARAPALUCHI (?) told everyone not eligible for re-sale and wanted $ back, illegal if they tried to sell!! never received any contract. contacted BBB and just received e-mail stating they had no response from them anyone have any suggestion. will try anything p ossible.
DO NOT EVEN TALK TO THESE CRETINS. their parents must be so disappointed with them, i dont know how they can sleep at night knowing they ripped off good, honest, hardworking people.
N  9th of May, 2011 by    0 Votes
They got me!! and I'm pissed...has anyone contacted the police in Tampa about these people? I need to know if they are still running their scam. I will not let this slide.
A  10th of Jun, 2011 by    0 Votes
The questions is, did anyone got their money back? or how can we all get our money back and put these people behind bars?
N  10th of Jun, 2011 by    0 Votes
The only way is to report them to the Federal Trade Commission, the Better business Bureau and the local Attorney general. If enough people complain to the FTC they will start a class action suit. This may not refund your entire funds but will certainly get them out of business and may get something back for everyone. Altho I the impression I get from them is they are small time scammers and the money is long gone in their bong. In any case i have written to all complaintants regarding taking this action and not one person has responded. THIS is why people get away with. We have the ability and time to get together and get these people but we initiative is often lost. Personally I have come to terms with it but in the larger scope of it, I hope more people step up to do something.
N  20th of Jun, 2011 by    0 Votes
they got me for $942.00...wish i could do something.
A  1st of Jul, 2011 by    0 Votes
I have spoken to kelly ellis & george leonard & get the run around from them, well actually neither one of them take my phone calls at all right now...never get through to 866 # ...they r scammers!!! I have been signed on w them as per kelly she said she had a buyer for my timeshare & it has never fallen thru yet!!! 6 mos ltr still waiting for a phone call n out $627.00...I am signing the deed back over to time share property n not dealing w them ever again!!! Thanx for all the aggrevation n money loss...hope ur proud of yourselves!!!
A  20th of Mar, 2012 by    0 Votes
DO NO FALL FOR THEIR LIES!!! They have scammed me initially with $843 fee and now they claimed they had a buyer, sent me the "closing documents" and asked me to pay the real estate taxes of $770 through MoneyGram! I unfortunately was naive enough to believe them, and now every time I call and ask for "Rob Verrier" (supposed Salesman), "Maurice Allen" (supposed RE Attorney), and "Michael Shackleford" (supposed Tax collector/MoneyGram recipient), they are hanging up the phone on me, giving me fake addresses and addresses of strip clubs, saying the sales person I had talked to doesn't exist, mocking the whole situation!!! I have attempted to call the number on their site and it is now disconnected! They SHOULD NOT be allowed to get away with this and I have taken legal actions and will continue to report this fraud! How do you people steal from the innocent and sleep at night???

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