For Immediate Release
March 15, 2012
James T. Boffetti, Senior Assistant Attorney General
Consumer Protection and Anti Trust Bureau
Attorney General Michael A. Delaney announced today that his office is issuing a Consumer Alert to consumers who own a timeshare and may be interested in selling it.
Attorney General Delaney warns there are companies that send consumers unsolicited letters or postcards in the mail advertising that they can sell a consumer's timeshare if the consumer no longer wishes to own it. The unsolicited letter or postcard invites the consumer to an event held at a local hotel and subsequently requires the consumer to pay an advanced fee to the company to complete the sale transaction for his or her timeshare. Attorney General Delaney warns that a typical scenario for this type of scam is that after a consumer completes the transaction, he or she is unable to contact the sales representative or the company because either the telephone number is no longer in service; the consumer's telephone call is not returned; the company's address is no longer available; or the company's website is no longer posted on the internet.
Consumers who wish to check the track record of a business, obtain information about consumer protection issues, or report consumer complaints, may do so by logging onto the Consumer Protection Bureau's website at www.doj.nh.gov/consumer. They may also call the Consumer Protection hotline at 1-888-468-4454 (toll free).
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