A top timeshare exit company recently filed for bankruptcy in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida. The American Resource Management Group, LLC (ARMG), also known as Resort Release, filed for bankruptcy due to surmounting legal concerns regarding the company's efforts to take upfront fees from timeshare owners and having insufficient reserves to cover potential 100% "guarantee" claims they made to thousands of timeshare owners. Those who filed suit against ARMG claimed the company was guilty of false advertisement in addition to violating the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act.
During ARMG's most recent bankruptcy hearing, a variety of red flags were brought to the court's attention. For example, ARMG has continuously claimed to be a Midwestern-based firm despite operating out of Florida. Similar to other timeshare exit companies, ARMG also acquired significant upfront fees from their customers, but somehow have a barren bank account.
The number of third-party timeshare exit companies that are filing for bankruptcy continues to rise. In 2019 alone, there have been numerous timeshare exit company scams, causing timeshare owners and other companies to file suit against the fraudulent firms.