• Report: #877637

Complaint Review: Transfer Smith

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  • Submitted: Thu, May 03, 2012
  • Updated: Thu, September 05, 2013

  • Reported By: JM — King of Prussia Pennsylvania United States of America
Transfer Smith
2241 W. 190th St, Ste.100 Torrance, California United States of America

Transfer Smith I paid $5,000 on 2/2011 to take over two timeshares that were left to me by my parents. The timeshares are at Oceancliff, Newport, RI. Transfer Smart has been stalling me every since the sale, and a Torrance, California

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Transfer Smart located in California took $5,000 from me in February, 2012 for two timeshare to be taken out of my name.  The timeshare location is Oceancliff, Newport, RI.

I have contacted Transfer Smart repeatedly, as well as, Property Relief, Sevierville, TN, as they are "supposedly doing the title transfers".



To date, they have done nothing, and a lawyer representing Oceancliff has sent me a letter requesting the maintenance fees, as well as penalities, or they will take me to court.



I am 75 years old and cannot afford the timeshare maintenance fees.  They were both left to me recently by my deceased parents and I cannot afford them.


This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 05/03/2012 07:55 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Transfer-Smith/Torrance-California-90504/Transfer-Smith-I-paid-5000-on-22011-to-take-over-two-timeshares-that-were-left-to-me-b-877637. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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AUTHOR: Timeshare Vigilante - ()

Resort Member's Association owned by David McMillan. He also owns TimeshareCure, TransferSmart, Right Choice Transfer, Pacific Transfer, Pacific Title, Pacific Property Transfer, Timeshare Relief and a few others.
Pacific Transfer is a DBA for Gray Wolf Transfers, Inc, which you can see here:

http://www2.dre.ca.gov/PublicASP/pplinfo.asp?License_id=01916780

They are only registered as a corporation, and they have none of the required real estate licenses to render the services they claim to offer. Most of the other companies aren't registered at all, they don't exist on paper.

Also, here is a list of various lawsuits and investigations:

http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2013/06/docs/130606timesharechartactions.pdf

On page 3 under California you can see that TransferSmart has been issued a Final Order to Desist and Refrain for operating illegally in California.
On Page 4 second from the top you'll see Donate Title (Resort Member's Association) where it says, "Referral to the Connecticut Office of the Attorney General ("OAG") for purposes of 
enforcing a subpoena under CGS § 42-110k. The OAG will be seeking a court order 
requiring compliance." and there's an ongoing investigation.

These companies are all registered to an address in Torrance, CA. I know someone who visited the address, and there is NO OFFICE THERE! Mr. McMillan's address however up in Palos Verdes is one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in California if not the nation (it must be nice, I wonder how he sleeps at night).

On occasion there will be a fluke and a property will actually be transferred, but keep in mine this has been done illegally and you will then be involved in an illegal operation.

Report them to the Police Department in your area but make sure they know to forward the complaint to the Police Department in Torrance, and also to forward the investigation to your financial institution.

File online FTC complaints here:

https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/#&panel1-1

FBI complaints here:

http://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx

File Complaints with your Attorney General, the Attorney General in Florida, and file a complaint with CA Bureau of Real Estate here:

http://www.bre.ca.gov/Consumers/FileComplaint.html

...and don't forget to file complaints with the BBB as well, because some people still assume that a good rating on the BBB means a company is trustworthy.

 Disclaimer: I am not an attorney, I do not give legal advice, I'm merely a person who did the basic research for information that the average person might not know is readily available. (all information anyone can find on Google).  If you choose to file any complaints or reports based on my information it is because you have made the decision to do so.  Good luck!

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