"............Attempt to sell our vacation property exposed us to a scam similar to an article I read on your site unfortunately after loosing $7400. to a company called Corporate Management Group whose Director is Kevin Banks. Our reports have been filed with BBB of Chicago, Ill., Attorney General's Office of Ill., FBI of Ill., and an online complaint entity. Any suggestions to help us to get our monies returned is appreciated. Exposure of this company is necessary. My last contact with them indicated that the company is still up and running.........." V.McD****************
I attempted to contact the company by phone, but it was answered by a gentleman who stated that I had called a residence, not a business. When I asked if a Kevin Banks was available- he hung up the phone. When I called back, it went directly to a voicemail that did not identify the recipient.
The company has an F rating with the Better Business Bureau for failing to respond to registered complaints.
The website's About Us page states, "Corporate Management Group has been in the timeshare business for over 20 years. With thousands of listings and sales.....", however I was unable to find an Illinois brokerage license under either the business name or under the name of Kevin Banks.
The physical address shown for the company is actually the location of the famous Chicago landmark, the Merchandise Mart, a massive commercial building complex with more than four million square feet of space. No suite or other identifying information was found. When I called the property management company for Merchandise Mart- the receptionist stated that they did not have any tenant under either the business name or the individual name. She did state that she had spoken with individuals in the past, as well as representatives from the Chicago Police Department- and believed that there was a timeshare scam using their address, but said that the company name always seemed to be changing.
If you have any information about this business or possible scam, or believe that you have also been the victim of fraud perpetrated by this company of by Kevin Banks, please file a report with the Illinois Attorney Generals Office by clicking HERE!.