Victim Location 87111
Total money lost $3,260
Type of a scam Other
Dear Madame or Sir,
I am writing this letter to report a Timeshare resale scam. I was contacted via email by Allan Anderson of ABS marketing and Management, LLC. out of Denver Colorado.
Mr. Anderson claimed to be a real estate broker working for a Mexican client whom was interested in buying my Timeshare in Cancun Mexico. He initially claimed that I would have to pay 10% fee to the Timeshare Corporation in order to sale the timeshare. He stated the fee had to be paid in advance and could not be paid at closing. I was referred to Jake Reese of Acadia International Holding Inc. out of Baton Rouge Louisiana, who claimed to be the escrow agent handling the financial aspects of the transaction. I was asked to wire transfer the money to an account in Mexico with in three days. I paid the $3260.00 with a wire transfer to the account provided by Mr. Reese. Within days Mr. Anderson sent me an email stating the Mexican Government was requiring a 16% sales tax that also had to be paid in full prior to closing at this point I became suspicious as they wanted me to send another $5216.00 to be pain. I called Mr. Anderson and told him I did not have $5216.00 to give him and I would be unable to complete the transaction. He stated he would prepare paper work to cancel the sale and refund my $3260.00 when I got the paper work it stated that it would take up to 45 days to return my money.
I believe they are trying to give themselves time to complete their scam with those individuals whom are willing to give up another 16% of the sales price in advance. I do not believe any of us will see our money again. When I contacted Jake Reese from the escrow company he stated he needed permission from Mr. Anderson to return my money. I contacted Allen Anderson again 10/17/16, as Jake Reese no longer returns my calls; he said I would not be getting a refund of my money. The whole thing stinks. No matter what they will continue to ask for more money that you will never see again.
I have sent this compliant to the office of attorney general in both Colorado and Louisiana.
The contact Information for both companies is:
Allen Anderson #040011077
ABS Marketing and Management. LLC
387 Corona St. Suite 552
Denver, Co 80218
Acadia International Holdings Inc.
1200 S. Acadian Thruway
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Office: (225) 372-8111
I can supply additional documentation, such as the contracts from both companies, upon request.
Thank you for your attention.