Victim Location 87557
Type of a scam Travel/Vacations
This company was set up to be Escrow Co for purchase of my Timeshare (Real Estate broker Advantage Travel). Even after much clarification and written contract, the terms suddenly change when a SAT (Mexican IRS) number needs to be obtained to sell the Timeshare. It is 12% of purchase cost, in my case $4552. I clarified several times that the buyer pays that cost, but since I have to be the one who pays SAT, I am to receive the money by certified check and then I wire it to SAT within 5 days. Well guess what. The terms suddenly change and I am supposed to wire the money first, to a bank acct in Mexico. I called and confronted the man (Stephen Howard) who I had been speaking with at the company. He was apologetic that I had misunderstood and when I requested a new contract, stipulating they would pay me back the $4552 within 3 days of it being wired to Mexico, he agreed, and said he would forward some references. Jerks. Anyway, they are very convincing, and even mention how people they have worked with have been scammed in the past.