Recreation Concepts International Tried to SCAM my credit card number Internet
Last Friday Tina called and asked if I still wanted to sell my timeshare. I said yes, why? She asked to clarify what and where it was. I did. I told her I wanted at least $10,000 or I wouldn't be interested in selling it since our yearly fee was low.
An executive salesperson called the next day with a verbal offer of $11,232. She said she had a buyer. Wow, that was quick!!! The name she used was Paulette Oslund. She said they would need to escrow one year's maintenance fee of $535, I could use a credit card but it would be returned at closing. She said the buyer paid her a 15% commission and paid the company 5%. That's how she made her money. There would be absolutely NO COST to me.
I thought, if this is a scam, I can always call the credit card company and cancel. So she turned me over to their contract department where I gave my credit card info and they recorded me saying I gave my consent for the charge - BUT never mentioned it was for escrow or would be returned. My GUT told me something wasn't quite right and when I saw the contract she emailed to me, I got upset.
The contract said they CHARGE MY CREDIT CARE for an online LISTING FEE and that no contract was guaranteed, and of course, anything I was told outside of the written contract didn't count. All I could think is They have my credit card info. So I CALLED, and CALLED and was informed Paulette was in a closing - BUT they are not a real estate agency. HMMM. Every time I asked a question, especially after speaking with an attorney, they said I didn't trust them. A strange voice on the phone and I am supposed to trust them?
I made changes to the contract and sent it back saying I would only agree to the verbal terms I was given by Paulette. I was accused of all sorts of things. Trying to lose the sale; that I didn't trust them. They COULD NOT change the basic contract. By this time, I had already threatened to list them with Ripoff and the BBB if they were lying.
Then Paulette said she was done helping me and she turned me over to some guy. I thought maybe she had sent the wrong contract. So, I told him I record all my phone calls and was that Okay with him and he literally yelled at me on the phone and said no. When I asked why not, he just said because I won't do that. I really wasn't recording, but boy did that shake them up!
If they had nothing to hide, why not let me record their offer? He accused me of causing them so much trouble - why? because I wanted the offer they made me? I told him not to call my home any more and hung up the phone. I CANCELLED my credit card before they had a chance to charge it. If I hadn't actually cancelled the card, the credit card company would have had to honor their charge because they had me recorded saying they could charge the account. SCAM! They NEVER gave me what they promised and no contract was ever submitted to me to buy my time share. So, BEWARE!