IMPORTANT NOTICE – TIMESHARE RESALE SCAM

Owners of timeshares should be aware that con artists are using the name of Advanced Financial Strategies, Inc. and other reputable companies to convince owners of timeshares to wire money to a Mexican bank, supposedly in connection with sales of the timeshares. In fact, there is NO BUYER, there is NO ESCROW, there will be NO SALE, and the money is collected by criminals. The criminals are also using the Bureau of Real Estate broker’s license numbers of real brokers in connection with the fraud. Please be advised that Advanced Financial Strategies DOES NOT ARRANGE FOR THE SALES OF TIMESHARES for anyone . If you are contacted by anyone using the name of Advanced Financial Strategies in connection with a proposed timeshare sale, please contact us immediately.

You should also contact the police, and Wayne S. Bell of the Bureau of Real Estate. http://www.bre.ca.gov/

Please see following consumer alert by the Real Estate Commissioner of the California Bureau of Real Estate:

ConsumerAlert_BewareScammers_Oct2013.pdf
ConsumerAlert_LatestTimeshareFraud_Feb2013.pdf
ConsumerAlert_FraudWarningTimeshareResaleFraud.pdf

For your convenience we have listed some links that we think you might find useful. We believe these resources to be reliable, but they are independent sources and we do not control their content, therefore, we cannot guarantee them to be complete and accurate. They are informational pieces only and should not be considered a solicitation nor should any action be based solely on them.

Please review our legal notice & disclaimer and contact us before acting on any of the information, in order to ensure it is the appropriate action for you.

NEVER WIRE MONEY TO A STRANGER.

https://www.consumer.gov/articles/1019-money-wiring-scams#!what-it-is

https://www.fdic.gov/consumers/consumer/news/cnsum13/wire-transfer-scams.html

https://www.westernunionbank.com/en/consumer-protection/

SCAM ALERT.

http://www.lookstoogoodtobetrue.com/

http://fraudavengers.org/scams/

http://www.bre.ca.gov/Consumers/ConsumerAlerts.html