Florida timeshare scam becomes No 1. consumer complaint

As of recently, attorney general Pam Bondi of Florida has decided to make the timeshare resale scam her number one legislative priority. Despite Florida’s other major problems including the recent Medicare fraud, foreclosure “robo signing” and prescription drug “pill mills”, Bondi proclaims the number one consumer complaint recently to be about the timeshare resale scam. The attorney general’s office has received over 19,000 complaints regarding the timeshare resale fraud since 2009.

The scam: Telemarketers persuade timeshare owners to pay fees of thousands to get “title work” started to sell their timeshare. The owners give the callers their credit card numbers only to realize afterwards that the contract is just an agreement to market the timeshare, usually meaning it will just be marketed on a website. Ultimately, the timeshare does not get sold and the timeshare owners never see their money again.

This almost-epidemic situation is not to be taken lightly. Investigators, timeshare marketers and realtors are saying the only way to avoid getting scammed by these telemarketers is to ‘run in the other direction’. Investigator Dodson says, “If you want to sell a timeshare, contact a Realtor, you should never pay up front to sell a property.”

PeopleClaim deals with scams and fraudulent activity on a daily basis and therefore our team is more than experienced in the area of resolving these kinds of disputes. If you are a victim of the recent Florida timeshare resale fraud, go to PeopleClaim.com, file a complaint right now, and we will do the best we can to resolve your dispute as soon as possible. Don’t let telemarketers get away with ripping you off. You deserve the best for your money.

Oct 2011

Occupy Wall St.- How to get your complaints heard in the street and online

Zucotti Park, in the Wall St. Financial district has become the forum where Americans take their complaints about the social and economic inequalities present in the United States; they call it Occupy Wall Street. Even if you don’t agree with them, this mass of people has become a blaring symbol that people are frustrated and want their complaints heard. It is a daunting task to try to get some of the most powerful people in the world to listen to you, especially when what you are saying threatens the game that they have written the rules for.

People will always have complaints and disputes that they want heard and resolved. At PeopleClaim.com our mission is to help anyone resolve any complaint anywhere in the world. Obviously the Occupy Wall St. protesters have some serious grievances and Zucotti Park has become their home for a while. PeopleClaim.com is here for your everyday complaints that you are probably just as passionate about.

So what are the possibilities with PeopleClaim.com? We designed PeopleClaim.com to be affordable enough to be used for common consumer complaints, but powerful enough to handle larger disputes. Disagreements with retailers, product defects, and poor service of all kinds are common claim types. But you could also use PeopleClaim to deal with problems between individuals, or to register a complaint in a public advocacy cause. The mechanism of stating a complaint and filing a claim is applicable to a wide variety of situations, and we expect claimants will be inventive in their use of the system. Naturally, in complex and large-stakes matters, or where a party is looking to establish legal precedent, there is no substitute for professional counsel.

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Woman sued Wal-Mart for 2 cents and won!

Woman sued Wal-Mart for 2 cents and won!

A Pennsylvania woman, named Mary Bach, sued Wal- Mart for 2 cents and won in court. Mary was overcharged 2 cents for an item she purchased at Wal-Mart and claims that she was overcharged purposely and that Wal-Mart is making thousands by overcharging its customers minuscule amounts. This was not an isolated incident for her either, being that she has sued Wal-mart five times over similar disputes.

After reading many comments about this incident we were surprised to see a lot of  people who felt a little frustrated. Now, you might be thinking frustrated by Wal-Mart right? Actually not, they were frustrated that someone was using the court systems time to settle a dispute for 2 cents.

One site covering the story, has a few comments that very clearly express the sentiment about wasting the courts time (scroll down to read the comments on this site.)

At PeopleClaim we see disputes all the time ranging from people wanting a simple apology or to our biggest settlement yet, where we helped a person recoupe $40,000 without wasting the courts, or their time. We provide a simple and easy system for getting any dispute or complaint resolved with anybody, anywhere in the world.