I am such a sucker...I had paid Executive Timeshare Marketing $600 to sell my timeshare, which they assured me they had people lined up outside the door. I got a call from Mitch at iCare and I told him no way, I'd been scammed once already. He assured me they had nothing to do with Executive, but they could help get my money back. I paid $200 and sent him my Executive contract and thats the last I've heard. Now I read that they were the same company...dang, scammed by the same losers twice. Now I'm down $800 and still getting calls from other companies. I'm not sure what my options are, but would be good to file some claim against the two companies.
In January 2010, I fell for the initial call, like everyone else. The salesman told me he had my unit sold!!!AND that he had a cashier's check in hand for 20% of the sale price. (This amounted to some $7, 000.) All I needed to do was pay 50% of the advertising and prearation cost, up front. He told me he would send, via e-mail, the contract. When it showed up, there was not one word about the unit being sold, in essence it was a listing offer only, and it was typical of all these type of firms. It clearly stated no charge would be made to my credit card until the contract was signed. I tried calling him back on the number he gave me, and found that I was disconnected each time I put in his extension number. I checked with my bank and they had already charged my card. Needless to say, I filed an immediate protest to my CC company. I then wrote, in bold black letters, CANCELLED, VOID etc on each page. I then drew a large squiggly line through the signature line, and FAXED it back to them. I only wish I had googled them before I gave them my information. This firm should be put out of business and the sales people should go to jail. By the way, they finally called back yesterday wondering why I had cancelled.
On Aug 19 we registered with Icare to have them sell our timeshare in Mexico. Today we called to check on the...