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5/30/2018 1:28:18 PM

Time’s Up for Florida Operation in Timeshare Resale Scheme

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Along with being permanently banned from timeshare resale services and telemarketing, the Florida-based operators behind a deceptive timeshare resale scheme have agreed to surrender approximately $3.4 million worth of assets including homes, vehicles, a Rolex watch, silver coins, and a diamond ring to settle the Federal Trade Commission’s charges against them.

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4/9/2018 4:13:34 PM

CONSUMER ADVISORY: Resale Scam Targeting Vidanta Owners

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The American Resort Development Association (ARDA) and its Resort Owner’s Coalition (ARDA-ROC) have been made aware of fraudulent activity by three companies specifically targeting owners of Vidanta vacation ownership products.

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3/30/2018 11:16:17 AM

CONSUMER ADVISORY: Resort Consulting Advocates

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The American Resort Development Association (ARDA) and its Resort Owner’s Coalition (ARDA-ROC) have been made aware of fraudulent activity by a group using the name “Resort Consulting Advocates".

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3/30/2018 10:11:00 AM

SCAM ALERT: Consumers Tell BBB Springfield Timeshare Company, Martin Management Group, Failed to Perform

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Better Business Bureau (BBB) is advising consumers to use caution when dealing with the Springfield, Mo.-based Martin Management Group and its business owners Steven Albert Martin and David Lee Martin. Complainants tell BBB the business failed to liquidate their timeshares, scamming them out of thousands of dollars and they have had little contact with the business since signing contracts with the company.

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9/11/2017 2:01:00 PM

Disaster Relief Resource

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Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have taken a toll on some of our most beloved timeshare locations in Florida, the Caribbean and Texas. If you are a displaced owner or resort guest, there are resources for you to explore.

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7/28/2017 9:03:36 AM

Timeshare Industry Applauds Justice Department for Cracking Down on Fraudulent Timeshare Scheme

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Virginia Lawyer stripped of license and sentenced to four years in federal prison for involvement in the timeshare transfer scam.

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6/6/2017 8:52:48 AM

New Law for Older Florida Timeshare Resorts

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ARDA ROC has provided legislation that supports sustainable tools for older, or “legacy”, resorts and its owners in Florida.

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5/31/2017 12:03:36 PM

Greater Protections for South Carolina Timeshare Owners

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ARDA-ROC has won the battle for greater protections for South Carolina timeshare owners. Effective immediately, the new law will address the deceptive business practices of fraudulent companies in the timeshare secondary market.

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