Follows is an excerpt from the article:
"...It never did sell, so Archuleta asked for the $800 he paid them. He said Vacation Max told him they were suing the person who was supposed to buy his timeshare and he would have to wait. Several months later Archuleta said the company told him they had lost the suit and they were not going to refund his money. So he called us. We called Vacation Max and the person Archuleta had dealt with, Dan Hanson, wasn't available. The person on the other end said they would have him call back. He never did. However, someone did call back and said they weren't familiar with Archuleta's request, that they would check into it and call us back. They never did, even after several more calls from us..."
There is also another alleged scam report about this company posted on the Timeshare Users Group website. Read the discussion by clicking HERE. This discussion alleges other fraudulent activities, and states that the Georgia Attorney Generals office has received several complaints stating they are operating out of Stone Mountain, Georgia- but has not yet been able to locate them. I did find the company registered as a foreign corporation in Delaware as of October 2009, but also was unable to discover a physical address for them. Many corporations and shell companies register in Delaware as foreign entities, due to favorable laws and regulations in that state.
The NE Georgia Better Business Bureau has a listing for Vacation Max operating out of 925 Main Street, Suite 300-3, Stone Mountain, GA 30083. Again, however- that is simply a mail box at a virtual office. It is unclear whether this scam is related to another timeshare scam alert posted about a con artist operating under the name Vacation Timeshare Sales from the same virtual office center, but the chances of this being a coincidence appear to be very unlikely.
In addition to the numerous addresses which appear to be used by this scam, there also appear to be constantly changing websites for the company.
If you believe that you have been the victim of fraud perpetrated by this company, please take the time to contact the Georgia Attorney General by clicking HERE and also contact the Delaw