This is the third such recent raid as a joint effort by the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the Orlando Police Department, as well as the Florida Attorney General's office target timeshare resale scam operators across the state.
Police said M&L Marketing Concepts and Maximum Properties were operated by the same group of individuals and have cheated hundreds of people all over the country out of at least $1 million over the last few months
"It's a huge rip off!" said Barbara Jones of the Orlando Police Department. Investigators stated that the "businesses" obtained illegal owner's lists for timeshares at places like Disney, Wyndham and Westgate resorts, and called the owners with an offer to sell the properties for them. Police said they convinced the customers to send between $1,800 and $2,200 for non-existent closing costs, but instead the scammers simply pocketed the money and timeshares were never sold.