I purchased a membership to Timber Lodge RV Park in New Waverly, Tx. from Jim Jerde, owner of Camp Resorts, Inc. I was told on the initial sales conversation that I did not need an escape clause as I could transfer my membership with no problem at all and he would help in this transaction should it ever occur. I had to hurry and send the money as he said he only had a couple memberships left.
With this in mind I signed all the necessary paperwork and now it looks like they want me to pay the rest of my life. I sent certified letters to 3 different people in his organization telling him that I wanted to transfer my membership back to his company and for him to give to someone that could use it and that maybe could not afford the initial fee of over $500. (I paid $495)
My next letter was a 2008 membership card and a letter stating that I was behind on my annual fees of $99 and if not paid would result in turning me over to collections.
I have left 6 phone messages to various people in his organization and no one will have the common courtesy to return my phone call. How can you do any business with a company that will not talk to you? I have filed a complaint with the St. Paul, MN Better Business Bureau, am in the process of filing a complaint with my state's Attorney General's Office, and am looking for others who are interested in filing a Class Action Lawsuit against Mr. Jerde and his companies.
My husband is disabled and we both are on Medicare and feel that we were definitely taken advantage of. Does anyone know how to end a relationship with this man and company and not end up with a bad credit rating? Isn't there a law against predators like this? Has anyone contacted David Horowitz of Los Angeles, who is an investigative reporter that reports scams like this. Any advice would be appreciated. Don't you just wonder what kind of neighbor, father, this man is?
N. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina