I filed a report with the F.B.I., The Florida Attorney General, abd the Dept. Of Agrigculture and Consumer Affairs. These were the 3 places I was told to report Prestige Timeshare ripping me and other people off. The response from the F.B.I. was that they did not have any open cases on these people. I find that hard to believe after all the people on this site who have said that they talked to the F.B.I.. As far as the Attny. General, he did respond back with a statement that basically said they received my report, and they are looking for others like it. I have not heard from the Dept. Of Agric. either. What needs to happen is that everyone of us has to send a report to all 3 of these agencies and then they might do someting. To get to the Attny. General, go to www.myfloridalegal.com and click on the upper right hand corner where it says to link to the Atty. General. To get to the F.B.I., you can call them @ 305-944-9101 or go to firstname.lastname@example.org. To get to the Dept. of Agric. google Florida Dept. of Agric. and file your complaint there.
It looks like stength in numbers is the only thing that is going to take these people down, so I ask that everyone who has been affected to please tskr the above steps.
This is what the Attny. General sent me:
Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum has received your email regarding your concerns with Prestige Timeshare Marketing. Attorney General McCollum asked that I respond.
Our office reviews complaints to develop information about patterns of questionable business activities. If we discover a pattern, what originated as a private dispute between buyer and seller may become a matter of broad public interest and thus warrant the Attorney General's intervention under the state's consumer protection laws. We will keep your correspondence for future reference. Please note that our office does not
mediate individual consumer complaints. We are forwarding your correspondence to the Attorney General's Economic Crime section for review. What action, if any, this office may take is unknown at this time. Please note this office does not mediate individual consumer
Consumer information about timeshare resales is available on our website at:
and on the Department of Business and Professional Regulation's website at:
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Consumer Services (DACS), is the state clearinghouse for consumer complaints and has a voluntary mediation program to assist individual consumers. You may contact DACS online at:
Or by mail at: 2005 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, Florida 32399. The telephone number is (850)488-2221 or toll-free from within Florida (800)435-7352.
In addition, you may wish to contact the following consumer agencies:
Federal Trade Commission - Toll-free: (877) 382-4357
BBB of Southeast Florida (serving Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm Beach areas)
Phone: (561) 842-1918
County Consumer Protection Office
Broward County - Phone: (954) 357-5350
Finally, Florida's Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act does provide individuals with a private remedy to bring an action for damages, attorney's fees and court costs. If you need help finding a lawyer, The Florida Bar offers a Lawyer Referral Service which you may contact toll-free at (800) 342-8060.
Thank you for contacting Attorney General McCollum's Office.
OFFICE OF CITIZEN SERVICES
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To contact this office please visit the Attorney General's website at www.myfloridalegal.com and fill out the on-line contact form. Again, thank you for contacting the Office of the Florida Attorney General.
INTERNET COMPLAINT RECEIVED BY THE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE ON 02/19/2008