Travel/Vacation/Timeshare September 15, 2023

Scam Type

Travel/Vacation/Timeshare Scam

Business Name Used

J and B International

Date Reported

September 15, 2023

Postal Code


Total Dollars Lost

$ 5860

Scam Description

I received phone calls and emails from John Robertson regarding selling several of my Hard Rock timeshare weeks. He indicated he was a closing attorney acting on behalf of Fund Rise, the company that originally contacted me about purchasing my time share weeks. All conversations are documented via email. I was informed that I need to pay the balance on my time share in order to proceed with a sale at $98k. I paid the funds to pay off the time share. There was a man posing as a representative for Hard Rock who received the funds. I found out that the money I sent was never used to pay off the time share balance and that this was a scam. It became a red flag when I was asked to pay Mexican taxes upfront before they could proceed with the sale. I refused, cancelled the sale and asked for my money back. I was told a manager would get back to me and no one ever did, which confirmed it was a scam.

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