Vacation Sales and Marketing Timeshares / Scam
THIS COMPANY IS A SCAM..Received a call from Jeremy identifying himself from Vacation Sales and Marketing claiming we had spoke a couple months before and was following up.. that part could be true.. then wanted to know if I read the contract and if I signed it NOW they could promote my timeshare ASAP. I told I never received a copy. He then claimed he was in Calif at my timeshare helping to promote sales etc for the next 11 days, they had people coming for presentations and they didn't have a timeshare to sell from my place.
He e mailed me a sample copy nothing filled in.. I noticed there was a space available for an amount not stated for a fee. Told him I wasn't going to pay any up front fees and wasn't signing anything until talked over with husband.. told him to call back following day. He did.. claimed he spoke with manager and me not paying an upfront fee wasn't a problem. Stated if I signed it now it would be included in the following day presentation. He also stated ( after my questioning his authenticity again) he was working with Trading Places to help sell the timeshares. Told him that was great and would love to meet. Husband and I would be there the following morning to sign in person. He didn't even hesitate.. said he would be there from 10A - 10P gave me his cell phone # [protected] and would have the paper work already when we got there. I still didn't believe him.
It was a 90 min drive but felt nothing would be lost even if it was a hoax as this would give us a chance to speak with the people out there to find out how to market our timeshare. We drove out there.. and as you may have guessed..nobody knew who the heck Vacation Sales and Marketing was..nobody knew who Jeremy was. I called up Jeremy's cell phone..of course n/a ..We spoke with the real estate agent authorized to sell the timeshares and she was agast. She was the only agent there and had worked there apprx 7 years.. never heard of the company. We spoke with her. listed our timeshare.. no up front fees..she has 6 months to sell it. If not sold by then we will probably quit claim it back to the resort. She claims that since we have a 2 bedroom 2 bath..in prime time it should be sold.. nothing guaranteed..