Nationwide Marketing solutions — Scammed
In June 2009 I was solicited by Nationwide Marketing Solutions, Inc. who offered to sell one of my timeshares as they indicated they had a buyer & what they were will to pay for it was a fair price so I though why not, need less to say that was a BIG mistake as I not only listed one timeshare with them but three as they told me they had buyers for all three.
The fellow that I initially spoke with who told me that they had buyers for my 3 timeshares was Wayne Stephens who was SUPPOSEDLY the Finance Director; I have to admit he was a smoother talker now that I think about it.
Well after I paid Nationwide Marketing Solutions, Inc. the $1, 792 (times 3) to list each of my timeshares then the excuses started; Initially each buyer was to get their loan from Nationwide Marketing Solutions to purchase my timeshares, however the purchaser either decided they wanted to go to their own bank or they were waiting for the clients to sign documents or the purchasers decided not to buy, however I was told not to worry as they had another buyer, none of which result in any of my timeshares being sold.
In the end when I did call I was never able to speak with anyone I just got their voice mail, but none of my calls were ever returned.
Today Jan 29/10 I tried calling their office [protected], however their # is disconnected, however I see their website http://www.nationwidemarketingsl.com/ is still active. I also tried calling Mr. Stephens # [protected] & I did get a voice mail, but it was a generic message, however I didn't bother leaving a message as I have left messages at that # in the past, but no calls were ever returned. I tired calling Gregory who was a Director of Sales at Nationwide Marketing Solutions however his #[protected] is disconnected as well. I did check the Better Business Bureau's website http://www.seflorida.bbb.org & I see that Nationwide Marketing Solutions has an F rating which is the worst a business can get; needless to say I should have checked there before I signed up with Nationwide Marketing Solutions, but that's hindsight.
I noted on the Better Business Bureaus website that it indicates Erna Goellnitz is President of Nationwide Marketing Solutions so if anyone knows were this lady or Wayne Stephens can be located I would appreciate if they could post their whereabouts on here as I would like to proceed with filing criminal charges against both individuals or at least please forward the information to the proper authorities so that they can proceed with legal action against these ### to ensure they pay for their actions.
In the end my advice is if ANY company calls you offering to sell your timeshare & wants an upfront fee; tell them to go to hell as it's more than likely a scam.
If you have current dealings with Erna Goellnitz or Wayne Stephens or any company they are affiliated with, quick get your money back & RUN or if you are ever solicited by Erna Goellnitz or Wayne Stephens or any company they are affiliated tell them to go to hell!!!
Trust me I've learned an expensive lesson so I hope my experience will help other people not get taken advantage of.