Florida USA Timeshare News: January 30, 2016

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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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Florida USA Timeshare News: January 23, 2016

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TALLAHASSEE: As it turns out, the rumor I reported last week about the closing down of a travel club turned out to be true.

Attorney General Pam Bondi (who has her eye on the governorship, mark my words) has shut down Reservation Services International and its two distributors, Map Destinations, LLC and Florida Beaches Destinations Club, LLC, which operated as Suite Journeys and Diamond Vacations International. RSI stands accused of allowing its distributors to employ unscrupulous sales tactics to induce consumers into purchasing its vacation club memberships.

The full list of defendants also includes several other related companies as well as the following individuals:
Peggy E. Bronaugh-Lehman; Kevin Lehman; Thomas B. Littleton; Cheryl Reeves Arscott; Richard E. Arscott; Steven Brandon Bizar; Charles Angelos Speros; James Edward Carey III; and William Ronald New.

The AG’s office, in the course of its investigation, has reviewed over 100 complaints directed at Map Destinations, over 50 complaints directed at Florida Beaches and over 300 complaints directed towards RSI and other Distributors who sell travel club memberships powered by RSI.

According to the AG’s filed complaint, the travel companies allegedly lured potential customers into attending lengthy sales presentations with promises of free gifts or cruises that were laden with restrictive terms or not actually free.

The companies also allegedly exaggerated the true savings, nature and value of the club memberships. Some consumers paid several thousands of dollars for these travel club memberships that the companies claimed offered deeply discounted wholesale pricing on hotels, condominiums, cruises, rental cars and vacation packages. Once purchased, consumers reported that they could obtain the same or better pricing on other free publicly available travel booking websites.

You know, the usual accusations hurled at so many travel clubs. You can read the full complaint at this link.

Based upon the attorney general’s filed complaint, the court ordered the following relief:

  • A temporary injunction against Reservation Services International;
  • The appointment of a monitor to oversee the operations of Reservation Services International;
  • A temporary injunction, asset freeze and appointment of a receiver against Map Destinations, LLC, St. Augustine, and Florida Beaches Destination Club, LLC, Daytona Beach; and
  • A temporary injunction against related companies and certain individual owners.

Can I safely assume both the Daytona Beach and St. Augustine locations have been shuttered?



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Florida USA Timeshare News: January 9, 2016

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WINDERMERE: Diamond Resorts’ celebrity golf tournament benefiting Florida Hospital for Children will kick off January 14-16 at the Golden Bear Club in Windermere. The tournament, featuring a $500,000 purse, will air live on the Golf Channel all three days.

The Diamond Resorts Invitational has attracted an impressive lineup of celebrities eager to participate (and perform) in the event. The aggregate accomplishments of the 81-player field are prodigious. They include 38 championships, 187 All-Star Games/Pro Bowls, 12 season-long MVPs, 21 Cy Young Awards, five no-hitters, nine Olympic medals and 10 Super Bowl/World Series MVPs.

Wrapping things up, country music superstar Jake Owen — who will also compete in the tournament — will entertain on Saturday night at the tournament’s culminating event, the Champions Gala, a fundraiser and auction for Florida Hospital for Children.

Tournament week begins Wednesday, January 13 with the third annual Brian Gay Invitational, presented by Diamond Resorts International, an 18-hole celebrity-amateur competition featuring foursomes comprised of three amateurs and one celebrity. Gay, a PGA Tour player instrumental in establishing this major celebrity golf event, will be in Hawaii event week returning from injury to the PGA TOUR’s Sony Open. The competition is open to the public with ticket information available atwww.diamondresortsinvitational.com/tickets.

It’s a BFD, guys and gals. Be there or be square.



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Florida USA Timeshare News: November 21, 2015

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MIAMI: There’s been quite a slew of Interval Leisure bigwigs buying up shares of company stock recently, following the announcement of the company’s purchase of Starwood Vacation Ownership (Vistana Signature Experiences). Is that a sign that they’re all thumbs uppy about the deal?

Interval insider purchases include:

John Burlingame, President of Hyatt Vacation Ownership, bought 3,000 shares in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 16th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $15.15 per share, with a total value of $45,450.00, and that is the total amount of Leisure stock currently owned by Burlingame.

Gary S. Howard, director of Interval Leisure Group, purchased 13,000 shares on Nov 17, 2015. The shares were purchased at $15.17 per share for a total value of $197,210.00.

David Gilbert, President of Interval International, purchased 10,000 shares worth around $154,900, that is a share price of approximately $15.5.

William L. Harvey, CFO of Interval Leisure Group, bought 7,298 shares of the firm’s stock on November 16th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $15.48 per share, with a total value of $112,973.04. Following the purchase, the chief financial officer now directly owns 136,513 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,113,221.24.

And last but not least, Interval Leisure Group‘s CEO Craig M. Nash bought 22,589 shares of the stock on November 16th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $15.39 per share, with a total value of $347,644.71. Following the acquisition, the chief executive officer now directly owns 743,677 shares in the company, valued at approximately $11,445,189.03

Are we all going to look silly if we don’t rush out toot sweet to grab up our own shares of shares while the grabbing’s good? 😛


TALLAHASSEE: According to the NTOA, the association is keeping an eye on proposed Florida Senate Bill 180An act related to trade secrets related to confidential business information and trade secret information filed with the Florida DBPR.

They have been asked to look at Amendments to s721.071, specifically line 97 *Filed material that is trade secret information includes, but is not limited to, service contracts relating to the operation of reservation systems and those items and matters described in s81…5.04(3)

I haven’t read it myself yet, but considering what went down with the last Florida bill relating to timeshare issues — how it favors the developers/corporations and potentially screws consumers — when I do look at it I’ll be looking with a jaundiced eye.

Stay tuned.



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Getting BIGGER: October 17, 2015

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RCI has affiliated Calypso Cay Vacation Villas at Calypso Cay Resorts in Central Florida to its exchange network. Located in Kissimmee, the resort offers one-, two- and three-bedroom suites, with many of them being ‘lock-offs’ that can be linked to other one- or two-bedroom villas to allow for greater space and comfort.

Calypso Cay Vacation Villas feature many renovations, including a new pool deck and full-service pool bar, a sports court and a beach volleyball court, a picnic area with a patio, gas grills, colorful vegetation, background music and plenty of shade and seating areas to stretch out and relax.

Also available is an 18-hole miniature golf course, as well as a daily schedule of resort activities and events.


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Florida USA Timeshare News: October 10, 2015

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ORLANDO: You do remember that Orange Lake Holdings LLP, parent company of Orange Lake Resorts, purchased Silverleaf Resorts in May of this year, right?

I wondered at the time if Silverleaf’s 13 resorts would remain under the Silverleaf flag or be rebranded, and I may have the answer to that.

Orange Lake has announced that two of those resorts will be reflagged as Holiday Inn Club Vacations Resorts by mid-November, 2015. Those two resorts are the 332-villa Fox River Resort, about an hour and a half from Chicago, IL. and the 334-villa Oak N’ Spruce Resort in the Berkshire Mountains near Lee, Massachusetts.

The company plans to invest in improvements to public areas of the resorts and will begin multi-year villa renovation projects. Additionally, on-site sales centers at both resorts will be renovated and rebranded to begin selling Holiday Inn Club Vacations products by the middle of next month.

Together, the Holiday Inn Club Vacations and Silverleaf brands provide Orange Lake with a network of 320,000 owners, 26 resorts in 13 states and more than 7,200 villas, which places them among the largest timeshare brands in the industry.

So the question is, will the remaining 11 Silverleaf properties also be reflagged over time? AND, is Orange Lake casting its eye on other independent timeshare companies that might be ripe for a pickup?

TALLAHASSEE: The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services arrested three Central Florida residents for separate cases of timeshare resale and travel scams that defrauded victims out of more than $45,000. The alleged bad guys are:

Joseph J. Paprocki of Daytona Beach, born Oct. 19, 1967, allegedly operated International Resales Unlimited LLC and engaged in a scheme to defraud timeshare vacation property owners by brokering fraudulent real estate transactions. Five victims paid $8,000 in closing costs and legal fees as directed by the business, but their timeshares were never sold. Paprocki was booked into the Volusia County Jail on charges of organized scheme to defraud.

Adina Monegain of Orlando, born Jan. 6, 1991, allegedly operated Revenue Property Services LLC and was engaged in a scheme to defraud timeshare vacation property owners by brokering fraudulent real estate transactions. Six victims paid $17,451.37 in closing costs and legal fees as directed by the business, but their timeshares were never sold. Monegain was booked into the Osceola County Jail on multiple charges, including: grand theft, organized scheme to defraud, unlicensed real estate activity, unlawful use of a two-way communication device and commercial telephone solicitation license.

Kathleen Carson of Orlando, born June 28, 1978, allegedly operated Elite Cruise Options and defrauded victims who placed orders for cruise vacations they never received. In addition, victims reported their credit cards were charged for cruises they never authorized. A total of $21,643 was lost. Carson was booking into the Orange County Jail on charges of organized scheme to defraud.

All three cases began with consumer complaints to the department’s 1-800-HELP-FLA helpline and that’s one of the big differences between the USA and Mexico regarding the prosecution of epidemic timeshare-related fraud: In the USA it actually gets done, while in Mexico the swindlers not only remain free for years to perpetuate their scams but the government (which knows about the fraud) looks the other way while they do it. bandido


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Florida USA Timeshare News: October 3, 2015

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FORT LAUDERDALE: The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed a lawsuit against Vacation Resorts Internationale, citing sexual harassment by a male assistant housekeeping manager against Katrina Archer, who worked in grounds-keeping and housekeeping.

Specifically, the EEOC claims that VRI violated federal law when it permitted a manager at the Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort (which VRI manages) to sexually harass Archer and other female employees. EEOC also charged VRI with unlawfully firing Archer when she resisted and reported the harassment.

According to EEOC’s lawsuit, Nelson Perez, a male manager hired by VRI in 2013, “subjected Archer to repeated and egregious sexual harassment beginning around March 2014, including grabbing her breasts, exposing his penis to her, attempting to pull her onto his lap, and repeatedly propositioning her for sex. The male manager also touched other female employees without their consent and made inappropriate comments about their bodies.”

I can’t print some of the things Perez allegedly said to Archer, but suffice it to say that those things are really gross. If you want to see for yourself, you can read the entire complaint here.

ANYhos, Archer repeatedly complained to Perez’s supervisor, who also witnessed some of the harassment herself. Nevertheless, EEOC alleges, nothing was done to stop the harassment. As the harassment worsened, Archer even threatened to complain to Perez’s second-level supervisor and to his wife. Shortly thereafter, Archer was fired.

Both sexual harassment and retaliation for complaining about it violate Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. EEOC filed suit against VRI in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Fort Lauderdale Division (EEOC v. Vacation Resorts Int’l, Case No. 0:15-cv-62061, S.D. Fla.) after first attempting to reach a pre-litigation settlement though its conciliation process. The suit seeks back pay, front pay and/or reinstatement, compensatory damages, punitive damages and injunctive relief.

Stay tuned.


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Florida USA Timeshare News: September 19, 2015

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FORT MYERS BEACH: In 2004 the Florida Department of Environmental Protection launched the Florida Green Lodging Program as a voluntary initiative to recognize facilities in the hospitality industry that utilize efforts to conserve and protect the state’s natural resources. And the very first resort in Fort Myers Beach to join up was the venerable Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina.

Since then the resort taken great pride in its Florida Green Lodging Designation, renewing its affiliation this year to become a 2-Palm status property with the program. And that isn’t just a matter of mouthing platitudes, either. To qualify and receive a designation in the program, facilities must actually implement numerous environmental practices in communication and education (customers, employees and public); waste reduction (reusing and recycling); water conservation; energy efficiency; and indoor air quality.

Among Pink Shell’s efforts, which have gained praise with the state of Florida, include installing a trash compactor and cardboard separator, adding an electric car charging station, implementing nature programs with an on-site master naturalist, planting 10,000 plants on the beach to prevent erosion and hosting a water conservation community event. Pink Shell also recycles all paper, glass, cardboard, electronics, cooking oil and batteries while boasting a green team that meets once a month to discuss ongoing initiatives.

It’s a GOOD thing, and the folks at Pink Shell (and property managers Boykin Management Co.) deserve a big loud KUDOS round of applause for their efforts!

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Florida USA Timeshare News: September 12, 2014

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OSCEOLA COUNTY: There’s been an uptick in timeshare scam-related arrests in Central Florida recently. Most recently the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services arrested Marcos Tavarez of Kissimmee for a timeshare resale scheme that defrauded victims out of more than $20,000. Tavarez allegedly operated SEC Management LLC and targeted timeshare owners by brokering false real estate transactions and bilked them out of more than $20,000.

That’s a trivial amount compared to the haul other resale fraud outfits I’ve mentioned in this blog have taken in, but you can bet that it wasn’t trivial to the victims of the alleged fraud.

The scam worked the same old way it’s been working for many years. According to the department’s investigation, SEC Management LLC would contact timeshare property owners promising that the business had located buyers or renters for their timeshare properties. Allegedly, the business would then require upfront fees in order to facilitate the sale or rental 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.

On Sept. 2 the Commission arrested one of two Central Florida brothers (Gregory Davis) for running timeshare vacation schemes that defrauded consumers across the country out of more than $350,000. Jason Davis remains at large.

And in June the Commission arrested three Central Florida residents for running a timeshare vacation scheme to defraud consumers out of more than $30,000. Kenyon Dante Times, Melissa Diller and Kendal Mitchell allegedly targeted timeshare vacation property owners by brokering false real estate transactions and bilked them out of more than $30,000.

That’s not to say that Florida has been clean as regards to timeshare scam except for these recent arrests. No, the majority of resale scams in the U.S.A. have been operating out of boiler rooms in Florida; it’s just that other states (especially Illinois) have been prosecuting them. Click this link and see for yourself!

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Florida USA Timeshare News: August 22, 2014

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ORLANDO: In case you were wondering, I haven’t forgotten about the recent draconian changes to Florida’s timeshare regulations (which were championed by ARDA & ARDA_ROC among other industry giants). Neither have the folks at the Florida Timeshare Owners Group (FTOG), who are keeping their members and the timesharing public at large apprised of developments via their website at http://www.tsownersgroup.com/

Tom Tubbs, one of the FTOG Board members, recently wrote an update on the situation that you might want to read. It’s logical, considered and provides his reasoned opinion on what it all means. You might especially want to read the ending of the article where it discusses what the fallout might be for timeshare owners who own outside of Florida.

Yeah. It could affect you, too, at some point down the line. Be aware.


ALSO IN ORLANDO: On Jan. 28, 2015 the State of Florida indicted Mark Gardner (28, Osteen, Florida) and Tammie Lynn Cline (32, Leominster, MA) on one count of conspiracy, five counts of wire fraud, and four counts of money laundering in a case revolving around a timeshare resale scam.

Cline pleaded guilty in July 2015 to one count of Conspiracy to Commit Mail Fraud; she is set to be sentenced on Oct. 9. Her maximum sentence would be 20 years.

Gardner, on the other hand, appeared to be heading for trial — but has apparently changed his mind. He has now pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud, wire fraud, and money laundering for his role in the operation of a boiler room. He faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison for the conspiracy count and up to 10 years’ imprisonment for the money laundering count. Sentencing has been set for October 30, 2015.

Gardner and Cline operated a boiler room in Central Florida. Along with the telemarketers who worked at their call center, they made unsolicited calls to owners of timeshare properties located throughout the United States. During those calls, they claimed that they worked for Universal Timeshare Sales Associates (UTSA) in Beaverton, Oregon, that UTSA had a purchaser who was interested in buying a timeshare, and that the timeshare owner just needed to pay a fee between $1,600 and $2,200 for the sale to proceed.

In order to convince timeshare owners to pay the fee, Gardner, Cline and their telemarketers sometimes claimed that an interested purchaser was present in the showroom ready to buy a timeshare, that a buyer had already deposited money into an escrow account for the sale, or that the sale would take place in about 90 days. Those representations were false. The timeshares were not sold as had been promised, and members of the conspiracy would deny or ignore requests for refunds, and would dispute chargebacks with the credit card companies.

In total, victims lost approximately $1.6 million due to the operation of the call center.

The flim-flammers of the world will always be among us. It’s up to us to get wise to their tactics and at least make it more difficult for them to part us from our money. Knowledge is power, people. Do your due diligence!


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Florida USA Timeshare News: August 15, 2014

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KISSIMMEE: Talk about moving fast! This last week we learned that Margaritaville Vacation Club is already planning a third location, this one part of a 300-acre community that will be located on US Highway 192 near State Road 429 in western Osceola County.

Specific details have not been released, but Margaritaville Holdings LLC, and Encore Capital Management are co-developers of the resort, which will include a hotel, vacation ownership and vacation homes as well as a “FinCity” arcade, a St. Somewhere Spa, a planetarium and the Son of a Sailor fishing school, paddleboarding and kayaking. It will also include a lake with a dedicated beach area and a regional water park plus 170,000 square feet of retail space.

Assuming the plans are approved, the hotel is expected to have somewhere between 175 to 300 rooms (that’s a pretty broad range), with about 200 timeshare units adjacent to the hotel. The rest of the community includes about 500 vacation-rental homes, 200 condominiums and 350 apartments.

Though Wyndham has not yet released any press about it, I assume that the vacation ownership portion of the resort will be branded by Wyndham Vacation Ownership like the previous two Margaritaville timeshare projects.

The first of those resorts to be announced (in March 2013) was the St Thomas Margaritaville Vacation Club, aka the Wyndham St. Thomas- Margaritaville Club Resort in the US Virgin Islands. That 25-acre property, a redevelopment of the former Grand Beach Palace Resort, is the flagship property of the Margaritaville Vacation Club by Wyndham. Phase one opened just yesterday, with 62 studio and studio deluxe units; eight presidential suites; a pool and pool bar; restaurant; marketplace; front desk; dive shop; retail shop; fitness center; game room; and on-site sales office.

Following that was the Margaritaville Vacation Club Wyndham Rio Mar in Puerto Rico, located on Puerto Rico’s northeast coast just 30 miles outside Old San Juan. Currently under construction on the grounds of Wyndham’s existing Rio Mar Resort, first occupancy is anticipated for October 2015. Owners will have full access to the resort’s 500 acres of tropical fun, so what’s not to like?

Oddly enough, Wyndham has pretty much ignored the Rio Mar in terms of media releases. I wonder why?

ANYhow, the folks in Kissimmee are pretty excited about the plans for the new resort. Stay tuned for more details as they become available!

 


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Getting BIGGER: August 15, 2015

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Defender Resorts, a management company based in Myrtle Beach, SC, has added two new resorts to its management portfolio.

Defender is now managing Cedar Village in Beech Mountain, in the scenic Appalachian Highlands in western North Carolina. The resort consists of 15 two-story condos which share an indoor pool, whirlpool spa and game room. All units are fully furnished, with well equipped kitchens located on the first floor. Also on the first floor are the dining room and a living room, equipped with a gas log fireplace inside each unit. Each unit also has a Washer/Dryer. The second floor has 1 bath and 3 bedrooms all with queen beds.

In Florida Defender has assumed management of South Shore Club in Del Ray Beach. This intimate little resort also has only 15 one-bedroom units, each unit offering full kitchen, separate bedroom, full living room, private patio and all units are ground floor. Private beach. Owners at the resort are pretty excited at the prospect of the resort finally getting its own website, courtesy of Defender Resorts.

In addition to adding these two resorts in 2015, Defender Resorts, Inc. also rolled out an extended exchange program called Flex and Beyond, which members of these two resorts will now get to enjoy the perks.

Defender Resorts, Inc. now manages a total of 26 resorts and 28 associations, which span the Eastern Seaboard including Massachusetts, Maryland, Delaware, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Sint Maarten and the Cayman Islands.


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