The alleged scam began with phone solicitations made by Innovative Resorts International to timeshare owners promising them that a buyer had been found for their unwanted timeshare resort. The timeshare owners were told that an upfront fee must be paid for document preparation, title search, and processing fees. The owners were promised a full refund if the sale did not complete within 120 days. Once the fee was paid, no sale ever occurred and no refunds were given.
The same group of scam artists would then allegedly call the same victims under the guise of another business calling itself the Consumer Protection Agency. They would then promise victims that this new company would assist them in recovering their money taken in the first scam- but again called for an upfront fee for alleged "legal fees". Consumer Protection Agency would then falsify consumer complaints in the names of its clients to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services as a way or trying to validate the fee charged to consumers.
Individuals reportedly named in the court action are Hector Reyes, John Egan, Vera Egan, and Karin Fowler.
If you believe that you have been the victim of consumer fraud perpetrated by these companies or individuals, please take the time to report the crime to the Florida Attorney General by clicking HERE.