"...I received a phone call from someone by the name Robert Smith (website is gspconsultants.com), representing Golden State Property Consultants, he claimed that they can help me sell my Timeshare property located in Velas Vallarta MX. and no upfront payment until the transaction is complete, that they will charge me 6% for commission from whatever the sale price is. I was excited so I gave them my timeshare information. He e-mailed me back within an hour with an offer for the timeshare week for a total of $19,995 from a potential buyer. Of course I thought that it was a reasonable offer so I accepted the offer and ask them to proceed with the sale, he told me that someone from the closing company will call me and get more information to proceed with the sale. meanwhile i did quick search online for complaint and there were nothing it just seemed too good to be true.
A day later, someone with the name of George Lopez representing Michelle Collins; title and holdings (website is MCTHoldings.com) called me and wanted to send me some form to complete and sign. I received the forms, reviewed them. Kevin Reed called me and claimed that they will record the conversation for record purposes and went over the contracts with me. So I signed the contracts and sent them back to them. Later they called asking for closing amount of $1,995.. Off course I thought it was fishy so I asked them why they couldn't just subtract that from the sale amount.. they gave me some ****** reasons why I needed to pay up front "according to Mexican law". I accepted the reason because I really wanted to sale the timeshare and didn't want to pass up on the opportunity. But yet I couldn't come up with the amount that they were asking, so they agree to work with me because the agency can cover some of it. So they ask me to pay $1017.50 instead. Next day I wire transferred that amount to a mexican account (I have document for the account numbers etc...) and forwarded a copy of the document to Kevin Reed. After the payment was made, I spoke to Kevin for the last time and he assured me that they have received the payment and that he will be sending me a bunch of papers when they hear back from the resort along with the payment document to collect my bank information to send me my payment and that was the last time I spoke to Kevin. I called the closing company several times and it goes straight to the voice mail and I left messages and e-mails and have not heard anything from the closing company till today.
So I decided to call Robert from the agency, and for some reason he was getting information from me and sending to the closing company and receiving message from them and sending to me.. more like spoke person for them, he claimed that they are backed up and they will get back to me in two days. Of course he seems very concerned and very helpful. So while i was waiting over the weekend, I did thorough research about mexican timeshare scam and this web site came up. I read through most of the stories from people here and now it seemed very obvious that I have been scammed because it related very closely to what I am going through. So on Monday, I contacted Robert he told me that he will get back to me within an hour so of course i did not hear anything instead i received an e-mail from him stating that there was a problem with my payment. That the "Mexican Government" did not accept the payment from the Agency because they are not the sole owner of the property, that in order for them to continue, they need the rest of the payment of $977.55 from me.
I panicked and basically told them that I no longer wish to continue with the sale; so i requested my money back, he claimed that he will send me some forms that will allow them to process the refund, which will take 45-90 days to refund... ridiculous. I basically told him that i need my money within 3 days period... so I am currently in the process right now with them to see how things will play out...I am posting this because I want anyone to be careful when they receive such calls...."
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