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    Timeshare owner

    This was posted on and copied from the website of the Better Business Bureau of Central Florida

    The following describes a government action that has been resolved by either a settlement or a decision by a court or administrative agency. If the matter is being appealed, it will be noted below.

    FLORIDA: On May 2, 2012, Timeshares Direct, Inc., d/b/a/ Timeshares by Owner; Jana L. Klimek, an individual; and Jeffrey W. Frantz, an individual ( Defendants) entered into a Settlement Agreement with the State of Florida, Office of the Attorney General (Case No: 2010-CA-16120-O).

    According to the settlement Defendants shall not, engage in any deceptive and unfair practices including, but not limited to, the following:

    a) Intentionally solicit, by telephone, any customer listed on the National or Florida’s Do Not Call list,
    b) conduct any commercial telephone solicitation without a license;
    c) Employ or affiliate a salesperson who engages in commercial telephone solicitations without a license;
    d) Misrepresent to a customer that Defendants have a person, business, or entity waiting to buy or rent consumer’s timeshare, if such statement is not factually accurate;
    e) Misrepresent to a customer that Defendants have experienced a high demand for timeshares in the areas in which the customer’s timeshares is located, if such statement is not factually accurate;
    f) Misrepresent to a customer that the customer’s timeshare will be sold or rented within a short period of time if the statement is not factually accurate;
    g) Misrepresent to a customer the number of timeshares sold or rented as a result of Defendants’ services;
    h) Misrepresent to a customer that Defendants’ sales representatives will personally market the customer’s timeshares; and
    i) Misrepresent to a customer that Defendants are actively matching buyers and sellers, unless Defendants are doing more than merely placing listing on a website or in a publication.
    The Settlement Agreement is an effort to resolve a disputed claim and shall not be deemed an admission of wrongdoing or fault.

    FLORIDA (Case No.: L00-3-2242) In August 2001, Timeshares Direct, Inc. d/b/a Timeshares by Owner; Timeshares Direct of St. Pete Beach, Inc.; Timeshares by Owner of Longwood, Inc.; Timeshares by Owner of Daytona Beach, Inc.; Timeshares by Owner of Orlando, Inc.; Timeshares by Owner of South Florida, Inc.; Timeshares by Owner of Central Florida, Inc.; as well as the the following either individually or as a director or officer: Jana L. Klimek’ Jeffery W. Frantz; Daniel T. Hilliard; Christy A. Hilliard; Jorge J. Munoz; Sharon Munoz; Eric J. Rosenberg; Michael Skidd; and Edward Soloff (Respondents) entered into an Assurance of Voluntary Compliance (AVC) with the Office of the Florida Attorney General for purposes of resolution in this matter only, and without any admission that Respondents have violated the law. The Respondents acknowledge that it shall be an unfair or deceptive act or practice to: Fail to provide a purchaser of future consumer services with a fully completed copy of any contract pertaining to the sale at the time of its execution and notice of the purchaser’s right to cancel the contract without any penalty or obligation within three business days from the date of the transaction and receive a full refund of all payments made to the seller. It was also agreed that no false or misleading statements to purchasers including 1.) they have customers waiting to buy or rent purchaser’s timeshares; 2.) that they have experienced a high demand for timeshares in the areas where the purchasers’ timeshares are located; or that 3.) that purchasers timeshare will be sold within a short period of time. It was also agreed that the Respondents will not misrepresent the number of timeshares sold or rented as a result of the Respondent’s advertising services; not mislead purchasers in to believing that Respondents will advertise their timeshares at open houses, at walk-in showrooms or that the purchaser’s timeshare will be advertised individually in newspapers or on billboards. No representation will be made that refunds are available if the timeshare is not sold or rented as a result of the Respondent’s advertising services nor false representation that purchasers will receive free prizes such as vacation packages if their timeshare is not sold or rented as a result of Respondent’s advertising services.

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      Doonesbury

      So Timeshares by Owner is being deceptive with this press release. Makes you wonder, doesn’t it?

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