I was contacted by someone from Copeland Marketing name Destiny in August of 2005. I told her that I wanted to sell my timeshare. She gave a real good sales pitch, telling me about the company, how they were members of the BBB and had a good rating. I gave her information about my timeshare and she told me that it could be sold for $16,000.
I was also told that they get paid by commission (5%)and the $299.00 that I did pay for was for the advertising and would be refunded back to me when the timeshare was sold. Anyhow silly me fell for everything, but I thought they were legit because i did check out the company.
After I paid the $299.00 I never heard from destiny again. I always call and get a receptionist giving me excuses about her just stepping out or she will call me back. Never happened. I was also told that I just have to keep calling to get a update . At first I thought that was just the process ( Stupid me) but all thst time I was just being told lie after lie. From my timeshare going into a auction to another team is helpng Destiny get it sold,to people being interested but their credit report not being good and I fell for it.
It wasn't till a couple of weeks ago that I decided to check out some other timeshare companies on this site and something told me to check Copeland marketing again and low and behold there they were. I immediately called them to see if I could get a refund . but I was told no . I tried to speak to the owner of copeland but the "new" receptionist just forward me to a voicemail. I just called today again and I spoke to another "new " rep and was told the same thing . I even asked for Destiny and was told that she no longer works there.
I feel embarressed and used because they played me for a fool. I am willing to also participate in a group lawsuit if possible. I did contact the Attornry General, but whether or not they will take action is hard to say.We need to stand together and fight this before tons of other people get scammed as well.
Bless you Vicky for standing up and telling the truth. That was not easy to do.
Please someone contact me if they hear anything.
Brooklyn, New York