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We had been approached by Smith and Sons Investment Consultants to sell our timeshare,who

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we had been approached by Smith and Sons Investment Consultants to sell our timeshare,who is based in Denver, CO. We had done what we thought as an investigation to see if the company was good. We had been asked to sign a contract. Talked to the Sales agent Anthony Urabono. It was to be all done in a matter of a couple of months, which started in March. They kept hitting what they called hiccups with the Mexico government. And they kept asking for more and more funds be it penalty fees for selling from the resort, closing costs, commission, then taxes, etc, which was to be put in an Escrow account until all was final, the contact their was Robert McDivitt Jr. We finally said no more funds will be sent. I then talked to the Owner, Kirk Eilmes, and he said he would look into it and find out what was going on. Then we were phoned and told that the company buying was way over budget and that they were not sure they were going thru with the sale -- We were then asked for another $11,
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Fraud Examiner
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for your question. I look forward to working with you to provide you the information you are seeking for educational purposes only.
According to the BBB, the company is on their scam alert page. The BBB states, "Smith & Son Investment Consultants (Denver) --Not registered with the Colorado Secretary of State, the address that is listed on the website is false and registered to an individual in Mexico, and BBB has contacted the business with no response." (http://www.bbb.org/denver/news-events/news-releases/2015/local-scam-alert-timeshares-in-mexico/). What you describe is what is called an advance fee scam and you need to cease contact with them. They are scamming you.
You can and need to contact a real law firm in Mexico to assist you and there are some like http://www.ending-timeshare.com/ who will not charge you anything at all until they resolve your issues completely.