"...A few days ago I received a call from a gentlemen who introduced himself as "Attorney Mark Wilson", and said he was preparing to close the sale of my timeshare in Florida. He said that upon receipt of a cashier's check or wire transfer in the amount of $1986.67 to their 'processing center' in Florida, they would deposit in my bank (or send a cashier's check) the amount of $25,500 within seven days.
To shorten the story somewhat, I have received documents with the name of "Travel Options America", but when I call the number shown on their forms, I get a recording saying, "thanks for calling American Vacation Solutions. Our office is closed. Please call back M-F, 8:00 to 5:00, Pacific". Of course, I was calling during those hours. I have had numerous conversation with this alleged lawyer, but I can find no reference to their 'company' in Las Vegas, no reference to either his or his 'lead attorney' at the Nevada Bar. When I only found this thread on the web after researching the name of American Vacation Solutions...."
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