Victim Location 20852
Type of a scam Travel/Vacations
This is undoubtedly a scam. Please do not fall for it. The scammers are using a legitimate business address: Fifth Third Center 424 Church St, Nashville, TN 37219, USA address listed on their website, but has never been a tenant in that building. You can call the building itself on (615) 651-7300 to verify. You’ll also notice that there is not suite number of that address on the scammer’s pngage: thenewtennessee.com. This is the quintessential Timeshare/vacation rental scam. They will send a letter stating they have a buyer for your timeshare at some ridiculously unbelievable price, enough to draw your attention. They will also have your full name, and a name of a real broker they are trying to mimic. In this case, the broker’s name is Thomas F. Jackson. I called the scammer’s number to ask a very simple question: what is your business location? After giving me the runarounds and wanting to know my name, the person gave me the address on their website, not realizing I’d already spoken to the building’s executive management office and learning it wasn’t a business the building ever had as a client. Note in the snail mail, that there is also no return address anywhere. The scam will entail that you eventually send money for closing cost, and then they compound the issue after payment with more lies, and ways to get more money out of you. By the time you realize that you’ve been scammed, you’ll be well into loosing tens of thousands of dollars. Be warned, do not send money via western union, or send money orders, cashier’s check, etc., or make wire transfers. These types of scams usually involves folks owning timeshares abroad, especially in Mexico. I’m not sure how the scammers get the names of timeshare owners, but they do. If you are experiencing this or a similar issue, please post so others can be aware.