For those owners who are eager to get out of their timeshares working it out with a resale company maybe a great option. But eager as they are, this also gave rise to numerous scams in the timeshare industry. Just like the recent case where the state investigators raided a timeshare call center in Volusia County on South Atlantic Avenue in Ormond Beach. According to the investigators, Buy Owner Resort Marketing in Ormond Beach promised to help customers sell their timeshares and then took their money.
State agents raided the suspected call center and seized boxes of records and computers. After dozens of people claimed they were being scammed by the timeshare company, it is under investigation. The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services shut down the said company in March for being an unlicensed telemarketing company. The state then reopened its investigation and then served a warrant when it learned the company was still operating.
Victims all over the country filed complaints with the State Attorney General's Office against the said company. As they stated, the company promised to sell or rent out their timeshare properties, but never delivered. Victims also said that they paid thousands of dollars in upfront fees, appraisals and even closing costs.
It was also found out that the Better Business Bureau gave the company an F rating and said there are at least 20 unanswered complaints. Officials on the other hand, are unaware of any vacation property ever being rented or sold. The company is once again shut down and the investigation is still ongoing. So far, there have been no arrests.