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Own timeshare in Mexico. Was contacted to sell. Wanted me to send money to company in Mexico for transfer of ownership. I'm now afraid it's a scam. They said if I don't complete sale will have to pay fines costing $13000 instead of the $5000 I can't verify company except on. One Internet site. I forged my wife band on contract. Would that be a loophole incase this was a legit company and they want to sue us to get the money? This thing is making me sick
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Lawyer: Loren, Attorney replied 2 years ago
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Lawyer: Loren, Attorney replied 2 years ago

What are the advance fees for? Are they required under the contract?

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Lawyer: Loren, Attorney replied 2 years ago

Are you online with me?

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Lawyer: Loren, Attorney replied 2 years ago

What are the advance fees for? Are they required under the contract?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Supposedly to pay lawyers in Mexico to transfer time share. I am having trouble verifying Austin marketing services in Colorado. Called BBB. Said they closed in 2009 but reopened six months ago but did not know if they're legit. I would sell this and pay fee if legit but my bank says there is a bunch of time share scams going on. I could forward the paper work if you want. Supposedly the buyer has $ in dreamland title and escrow in New Orleans. Couldn't find company in yellow pages. Both sent a number for there liscence. If I go to the site they sent I can verify the number but if I try to go to state site on my own I cant
Lawyer: Loren, Attorney replied 2 years ago

These timeshare resale companies are notoriously predatory. As a general rule, do not send money to any company which contacts you out of the blue to say they have a buyer. If they truly had a genuine buyer, they could take the money out of escrow from the buyer's funds.

It is highly unlikely they would come to the US to sue you.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
The initial phone number I'm dealing with is from Colorado thougj
Lawyer: Loren, Attorney replied 2 years ago

It is unlikely they have an office presence in the US.

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Lawyer: Loren, Attorney replied 2 years ago

They can program digital systems to show any number they want.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
The person contacting me has a us phone number from Denver Colorado But part of my question was if I ignore them as if it's a scam and were wrong could I get out of the fine since there wasn't two legal signatures?
Lawyer: Loren, Attorney replied 2 years ago

As long as you signed, it is enforceable against you, but I do think this is a scam and they will not sue you because they do not want to call attention to themselves in a court action in the US.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
What if they send me a bill how can I know if it's legit or part of a scam?
Lawyer: Loren, Attorney replied 2 years ago

If they want you to front fees which could be paid from escrow then it is a scam. They have no buyer.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I meant if I tell them I am not sending funds. Then get letter I owe the $13000 for not going through with it. How do I know it's not a scammer sending it to me
Lawyer: Loren, Attorney replied 2 years ago

Wait and see If they sue. A scammer won't ever sue.

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