Scammed me out of 681.00 with false promise they sold my timeshare
We were selling our timeshare, Michael T. Scott claimed he had a buyer and I need to send $681 for closing cost. We needed to send the money to the North Carolina Office to Sara Gravely. We had a conversation with the potential buyers, spoke with both Michael and Sara on several occasions via phone and email. As soon as they received the $681 all communication stopped and with the "buyer", Michael and Sara. They never returned phone calls, emails, and ultimately we still owned the timeshare. Needless to say we were already in financial restraints and now out $681. We never heard if the property closed and never received the proceeds and reimbursement of the closing costs. We attempted to request the transaction details, no website, mailboxes were full. All this took place early June 2017. Here we are in May 2018 and we have NOT received the refund yet..tried to locate the website online is no longer exist. I have emailed and called with no results. Still, have not received proceeds or refund. Filed a complaint with the Better Business Bureau and still no luck.
Review by Kryshelle2 years ago
Timeshare Sale Scam
After listing my timeshare on Craigslist for sale, I was contacted by May from Vacation Properties by Owner saying she had a buyer - would I be interested in selling for 12,000. Michael then called me and suggested that the price of 15,000 was more appropriate. He said, "the more you get, the more we get." I was then put in touch with the "buyer" Robert Hall who confirmed his desire to buy. I signed the contract and sent an 800. check to secure the deal. After several months Robert was supposedly able to come up with the 15,000, but not the closing costs of 731. I graciously (but stupidly) offered to pay the closing costs. I was getting 15,000. Why not? After 6 months and no consummated sale, I withdrew my offer as the "contract" stated I could do at any time and get my money back. Michael suggested I request my 731. through PayPal which I did unsuccessfully. After numerous attempts to contact him by phone and calls not being returned, I grew suspicious and suggested to him that I thought I had been scammed. Suddenly Michael and his buddies vanished from the earth - no website, no email answers, no phone messages returned. This took place from Dec 2016 through July 2017.
Review by TaCheigna2 years ago
Connected me with buyer for timeshare sale never occurred and no refund
My experience is the same as described by another ripoff report. In February, 2017 Michael Scott contacted me to let me know he had a buyer for my timeshare (Thomas White). Thomas White contacted me and was interested. M. Scott and T. White agreed on a sale price. I was told a contract was signed by T. White. A legitimate looking contract (PDG) was also sent to me which I esigned. Things would proceed after they received $681 from me for their services. I sent the money and nothing was happening. I was told by T. White that the interest rate to finance the purchase amount was too high so they went to their credit union who would only finance 80% of purchase amount. A month later I was told that Vacation Properties by Owner would finance the remaining amount. And this is where things stand; M. Scott's and T. White's voicemail box's are full and the website no longer works.
Review by JamesBondTilburg Legree2 years ago
A SCAM OF VACATION PROPERTIES BY OWNER IN PENNSYLVANIA - THEY CLAIM THEY HAVE A TIMESHARE BUYER
I was contacted by a so called real estate agent saying he had a client interested in my timeshare. I was given his contact information and actually spoke with the so-called buyer we agreed on a price and he was going to pay the closing cost back in the sale price. I was then sent Documents through Docusign and told that they would be sent their paperwork after they received my closing cost check in the amount of $800. That was in February and it is now July 30, 2017. When I said I intended to report this if I didn't receive my money back, I was threatened that all of my personal information (social security number, bank numbers, etc.) would be posted by them all over the Internet. I can no longer reach anyone and have not received my $800 back.
Review by Xoosh2 years ago
No return call, no closing paperwork, no refund
I was selling our timeshare, Michael Scott claimed he had a buyer and I need to send $681 for closing cost. We never heard if the property closed and never received the proceeds and reimbursement of the closing costs. We attempted to request the transaction details, no website, mailboxes were full. All this took place early June, it's August and we have NOT received the refund yet..tried to locate the website online is no longer exist. I have emailed and called with no results. Still, have not received proceeds or refund.
Review by Cccccccccc Gruntmann2 years ago
NO return calls after check cleared in the amount of 681
Advertised timeshare for sale on craigslist. Michael Scott called about having a buyers named Thomas and Helen White. I talked the Thomas made the deal and everything was going to go thru Michael Scott because Thomas White had used him before. All I had to do was send $681 for closing cost. I wrote a check and deposited the check into an account at Wells Fargo. After not receiving a call back from Mr. Scott or Tom White. Left messages and voice mail full of course. I've even texted them. Nothing... I have made a police report and FBI report of this company. I'm a young widow that was trying to sale the timeshare that me and husband brought in 2013. $681 is very hard to come by and what these men did to me and others is a disgrace. Do NOT USE THIS COMPANY
Review by Seonhyeong Vaghasia2 years ago
Jessica emailed bout a timeshare I listed for sale on Craig's list. Mr. Scott contacted me with POC info for a James White who agreed to purchase for $14k. I had to pay $680 up front closing cost. Sent check that got lost so I wired them money, cost $35. Then they ran my check through after they shouldn't have and caused NSF another $35. Nothing has happened and they will not call or email me back. Website no longer available, but phone lines still work. Want my money back.
Review by Rhyno Venosi2 years ago
No sending my refund
I was selling our timeshare Mr. Scott claimed he had a buyer and I need to send $800 closing cost. the property never closed and I requested a refund in May it's July I have received my refund yet..tried to locate the website on line is no longer exist. I have emailed and called with no results. Still have not received my refund. it's July 24, 2017.
Review by Dinka Onyeakusi2 years ago
Paid for sale of timeshare
A Mr. Hall allegedly was to purchase our timeshare and this went on for over 8 months. One excuse after another of why he couldn't close time after time. We were also told we would get Mr. Hall's down payment on top of our money back. After repeatedly asking for our money back Mr. Scott said he would let Sara know. She was always on vacation or something, but she finally sent emails trying to let us know she was working it. Never happened. This is just a bunch of scammers taking advantage of honest people.
Review by Ssodagi2 years ago
Timeshare reseller scammers
They called me and said they had a buyer. They asked for $800 closing fee and nothing ever happened.
Review by Talco Trostler2 years ago
Scam me out of 800.00 false promise they are a scam do not use them bad pe
I needed help to sell my timeshare and they contacted and asked if I need help, my husband recently passed away and I told them yes. They sent me a contact and asked for me to send them &800.00 that is refunded back if they can't find a buyer. This has been going on since March 3, 2017, then I was unable to get contact with them and they took down a their website they promise me that they will find someone even had someone call me that was a false buyer.
Review by Redskin3 years ago
I want a FULL Refund!!
Michael Scott contacted me saying he had a buyer for my timeshare and gave me their contact informtion. They locked them into a contract and then needed my money upfront. I paid them and then went through 10 months of being put off and given excuses why the financing could not be done. Then I requested a full refund and they said they had 5 buyers lined up and they would have it locked up in 2 weeks. That turned into a couple of months so I requested a full refund and no one is answering my emails, Sara Gravely's number has been changed and Michael Scott's voicemail is full and no one can leave a message.
Review by KimAnh3 years ago
Michael T Scott stated he had a buyer Thomas White. I filed complaints with the DE real estate commission and DE Small Claims Court. Scott continues to say our refund of the $800 in closing fees is in the mail since Mr White backed out. We believe this to be interstate fraud and intend to file with the FTC.
Review by Deminika3 years ago
I want my money back
I was contacted by a so called real estate agent saying he had a client interested in my timeshare. I was given his contact information and actually spoke with the so-called buyer we agreed on a price and he was going to pay the closing cost back in the sale price. I was then sent Documents through docusign and told that they would be sent their paperwork after they received my closing cost check in the amount of $681. Once my check cleared I have been unable to reach anyone and have not received any sale proceeds.
Review by Silvershard Mantalios3 years ago
Communication has stopped abruptly
I began talking with Mr. Scott back in October of 2016 and I was notified that I had a seller for my Timeshare. I actually had the phone number and email for this seller. This sell fell through and I was notified of another seller but I didn't have their contact information. I would email and call a couple of times a week for updates. I was told that some documents have been sent to a bank but nothing further. The last time I actually spoke with Mr. Scott was on 7/21/17. This has been going on for almost a year and I was really hoping to be able to provide more for my daughter and get ahead on some bills and take care of my family.
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