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Report: #1470245

Complaint Review: Smart Travel - Phoenix Arizona

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  • Reported By: Suzy — United States
  • Smart Travel
    251 W. Washington St
    Phoenix, Arizona
    United States

Smart Travel arranged to purchase my timeshare, and enlisted a legal firm to do the title and escrow accounts, but the "law firm" is a shadow Phoenix Arizona

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Smart Travel proposed to purchase a timeshare from me.  They were working with a "law firm" named Pacheco Attorney at  Law, which is likely a shadow, I discovered today they are using a legitimate name and California bar number of a real California attorney, but are obviously not true attorneys.  All of the paperwork is very official-looking, with notarized, state seals and such.  The man passing himself off as the attorney is very articulate and informative on the phone calls. They arranged a wire transfer for me to get the title release fee (to pay for the title from Mexico -- supposedly its director of foreign affairs and state departments.)   In retrospect, every step of this is false, with scams at every level.   Once the wire transfer fee went out from my bank account, there are no responses from anyone, no one answering phones, no email confirmations.    Now, there in no response from Smart Travel, and all of its contact information is now leading to dead ends.   This is a very complex, multi-level scam, and uses extremely legitimate looking documents.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 12/26/2018 02:59 PM and is a permanent record located here: https://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/smart-travel/phoenix-arizona-85003/smart-travel-arranged-to-purchase-my-timeshare-and-enlisted-a-legal-firm-to-do-the-title-1470245. 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. Ripoff Report has an exclusive license to this report. It may not be copied without the written permission of Ripoff Report. READ: Foreign websites steal our content

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