The article names Audit Recovery Systems out of Boca Raton as one of the "recovery" companies currently under investigation by the Florida Attorney General. This company was previously named in a potential timeshare scam alert from Vacation-Times.org back in October of 2010.
The "recovery" con basically promises to obtain refunds for consumers who have previously paid upfront fees to timeshare marketing firms. The recovery company will either charge an upfront fee, or will charge a percentage of the potential recovered amount. The recovery company will often just file a chargeback request with the client's credit card vendor and then send a refund request letter addressed to the prior upfront fee scam. The credit card company will issue a "temporary" refund to the client's credit card, at which point the recovery company will take their "payment" for services rendered. If the credit card company later rejects the chargeback request (which is common), the consumer is then often unable to obtain a refund for the charges made by the recovery company- essentially scamming the same victim twice.
The article quotes a representative from the Florida Attorney Generals office with stating that they have received more than 600 complaints about these "recovery schemes", and that they believe that many of the same individuals who operated the original upfront fee scams are now calling the same victims as a "recovery" operation and soliciting these fraudulent recovery fees.