A recent article in the Courthouse News details the Florida Attorney General's action to stop just another aspect of timeshare scams. The complete article is HERE.
....In a brazen fraud, the Florida attorney general says, two men paid crooked companies that had ripped people off in timeshare frauds for a "hit list" of their victims, then victimized them again by charging upfront fees of $1,500 apiece to "recover" their money - and claimed to be working with the Florida attorney general while they did it.
Attorney General Bill McCollum sued Kevin Bates and Anthony Passaro, managers, respectively, of Inbound Marketing Advisors and Fortune Property Management & Investments. Their companies operate under other names too, including American Recovery Task Force and National Recovery Task Force, the attorney general claims in Palm Beach County Court.....
Another similar report shows an active investigation is underway of Legal Refund, Inc (Marlene A. Guzman- Owner) who operated out of West Palm Beach. This case is being handled by the Attorney General's Economic Crimes Division in West Palm Beach.
As always- the best advise is the simplest way to avoid the vast majority of timeshare related scams..
NEVER pay any type of upfront fee for any service related to timeshare marketing!