>> EASTERN USA TIMESHARE NEWS:
TALLAHASSEE: The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has arrested two Central Florida residents for running separate timeshare vacation schemes that defrauded consumers out of more than $45,000.
Joseph Yariel Fernandez, 23, and Jael Talia Perkins, 29, both from Ocoee, Fla., allegedly targeted timeshare owners by brokering false real estate transactions and bilked them out of more than $45,000. In other words, these two guys were allegedly involved in timeshare resale fraud.
According to the investigation, Fernandez operated Alliance Trustco LLC and Perkins operated AVP Management Services LLC for the sole purpose of defrauding timeshare vacation owners of their money. Each business would make unsolicited telephone calls to timeshare owners, promising that the business had located buyers or renters for their timeshare properties. Allegedly, Fernandez and Perkins would then require advance broker fees, closing costs and other legal fees in order to facilitate the sale of their timeshare vacation properties. Once the victims paid the costs and fees, the real estate transaction would not occur and the business would never communicate with the victims again.
Fernandez and Perkins were booked into the Orange County Jail on multiple felony charges, including: organized scheme to defraud, a third degree felony; grand theft, a third degree felony; unlicensed telemarketing, a third degree felony; and operating as a real estate broker without a license, a third degree felony.
It’s such a common scam, and not just in the USA. Sigh.
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