NEW TIMESHARE SCAM: Global Private Real Estate
A group of scammers formerly calling themselves A.E.M. Real Estate Company LLC is at it again. In August November 2012, they stole money from many people looking to sell their Mayan Resorts timeshare in this tight economy. They have rebranded themselves as Global Private real Estate and theyre trying to steal more money from
Heres the scam:
Someone from Global Private Real Estate will cold call people from a list of owners of Mayan Resorts timeshares. He or she will claim to represent a big convention planning company that wants to buy timeshares for big corporate gatherings (or be an agent for some such buyer). They say they have a buyer up front and cash waiting in escrow and all you have to do is sign some paperwork. They might claim that there will be no upfront fees. Once you agree to the
sale and send in the forms, then they will try to get you to wire money to some kind of transaction cost like a title search fee or something like that, before the closing.
Before I go any further, THIS IS A TOTAL SCAM. THERE IS NO ONE WANTING TO BUY YOUR TIMESHARE. There are only a cluster of complete lowlifes looking to scam you out of your money. You think you will be paying transaction fees and that you will be getting your money from the sale soon. YOU WONT GET ANY MONEY. THERE IS NO SALE. THERE IS NO BUSINESS CALLED Global Private Real Estate. THE NAME THE GUY/GAL ON THE PHONE GAVE YOU IS FAKE. FAKE
FAKE FAKE. You are the victim of a con. Someone found you, looking to dump your expensive timeshare, and played on your desperation, and SCAMMED you out of your money.
But, you say, how could this be? They are pleasant people to talk with who seem to know their stuff. It looks like they have a nice office space, considering the picture on their website. Theres a telephone number and a fax number with a Memphis area code.
NONE OF THIS IS REAL.
IT IS A SCAM SET-UP. All of these things that make it appear that "Global Private Real Estate is real, but IT IS NOT!!!!! Heres how they get you:
1) That nice office? They're not there. Try to set up a face-to-face meeting with them at the offices they purport to be located at. Hire an attorney to look into the "deal" and meet with them (you should do this for such a large transaction). You will find that they won't meet you in person. They're not there.
2) Pleasant people who seem knowledgeable? So are all scam artists!
3) But dont they have a telephone and fax number with a Memphis area code? Yes, but how do you know they are in Memphis? Using voice overInternet protocol (VOIP), they could be anywherein the world, and theyprobably are outside the U.S. Even though you call or fax a Memphis number, the connection is through the Internet. You arent really speaking with someone in Memphis!
(P.S. Did they ask you to wire that transaction fee somewhere, like an escrow service or a title
search company in Mexico? How do you know its actually going where they say its going? Really, you are sending your money overseas into the scammers account, and it wont be recovered. Its gone. Your money is gone. They stole it.)
There you have it.
TOTAL SCAM. DO NOT SEND MONEY. SCAM SCAM SCAM SCAM SCAM!