Arkansas Attorney General Files Suit Against Timeshare Exit Company
August 6, 2019
Robert Allison characterizes his time spent addressing fraud-related issues with General Motors as a position requiring confrontation on a daily basis. That he would fall victim to fraud himself seems inconceivable. However he can now be counted among the exponentially growing list of timeshare owners who have been deceived by a Missouri-based company promising to help consumers exit their timeshare.
On July 30th, the Arkansas Attorney General
Real Travel, LLC
for violations of the state's
Deceptive Trade Practices Act. The suit alleges that the
business used high pressure sales tactics and deception to prey
on consumers convincing them to get rid of timeshares. Real
Travel then failed to provide services valued at over $130k.
Real Travel was giving consumers a "100% Guarantee"
that it would take care of canceling their timeshares in
exchange for a fee between $5,000 - $18,000. When no progress
had been made, consumers attempted to contact Real Travel to
negotiate refunds, but they were unsuccessful.
Travel's owners, Brian Scroggs and Bart Bowe were also named in
the lawsuit, but this is not the pair's only timeshare
“business.” Scroggs and Bowe also operate Vacation Consulting
Services and Transfer Group in Missouri. Like Real Travel, the
Missouri- based company
is at the center of numerous
Business Bureau complaints
alleging fraudulent activity.
For timeshare owners looking to
exit their timeshare
, it is
important to take proper steps to avoid scams like the one
allegedly perpetrated by Scroggs and Bowe. Contact your
timeshare company first, and if you do decide to exit, visit
for tips and follow
, and be sure to research any exit company with the
BBB before you agree to work with them.
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