"...Received a call from Donna Garcia at World Event Management in Denver, CO with an unsolicted offer to purchase my timeshare for $49,500, which is way more than it is worth. She even emailed me a written offer to purchase, but wanted more information (full legal name and other personally identitfying information). I did some research because this sounded like a scam. I'm glad I did. This company fits the profile. They did not want to use an independant title company to handle the escrow, instead wanted to have money sent to them...."
When I checked the company's website, it appears to be just a marketing site and not licensed as a real estate broker. Under the FAQ's, this statement appears:
"Does World Event Management own or rent properties directly?
No. World Event Management is a service which allows vacation rental owners/managers to advertise their vacation rentals and helps potential renters to find a suitable vacation rental property. To rent properties."
If the company only acts as a by-owner advertising medium, there would be no reason for an employee to contact a timeshare owner with any offer, and it would be illegal for an unlicensed company or individual to perform real estate services without being properly licensed. As always, it is very important for consumers to be very wary of any unsolicited phone call offering any type of resale or rental service. In some cases, it is not even a representative of the company making the call, but rather just a con artist pretending to be affiliated with a legitimate business.
If you believe that you have been the victim of a timeshare scam or any other type of consumer fraud perpetrated by this company, please take the time to report the alleged crime to the Colorado Attorney General by clicking HERE!