Timeshare Fraud in Mexico
For anyone who owns a Mexican time share and gets a call from someone in Mexico offering a great deal of money to buy it, it is almost certainly a scam: no buyer, only cons who appeal to greed.
IF IN DOUBT? CALL A PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR
This week, we received a call from 83 year old client, we can call Barb. Barb, like so many victims, wired thousands of dollars to Mexico to complete a sale that was a complete sham. Barb is a highly educated widow, and when we asked, “Why were you sending all this money for various fees and charges?” she replied:
“It was their written promise — guaranteed in writing by Wisconsin attorney Sheila G. Kolbe on her letterhead — that we would receive not $40,000 promised, but $56,000 which convinced me to continue wiring the money,” she admitted in a tone of voice that was seconds away from sobbing. “I am so embarrassed,” she said.
This time, the story sounded very familiar and she decided to call and have Private Investigator Chris Brooks conduct a due diligence background investigation into the company.
Here is what we know about these scams:
They will use real persons identities and often times have their drivers license, and/or other legal documents to try and prove their identify. In addition, this will help them pass any basic online background checks.
They will have a website and it will look like a fancy agency. The next is they will match a similar REAL law firm or business.
The best practice is do your own due diligence. Check the website and do a similar google search of the website. If in doubt, contact Chris@solveditpi.com Our basic background check package starts at $500