Victim Location 87111
Total money lost $3,260
Type of a scam Travel/Vacations
Dear Madame or Sir,
I am writing this letter to report a Timeshare resale scam. I was contacted via email by Allan Anderson of ABS marketing and Management, LLC. out of Denver Colorado.
Mr. Anderson claimed to be a real estate broker working for a Mexican client whom was interested in buying my Timeshare in Cancun Mexico. He initially claimed that I would have to pay 10% fee to the Timeshare Corporation in order to sale the timeshare. He stated the fee had to be paid in advance and could not be paid at closing. I was referred to Jake Reese of Acadia International Holding Inc. out of Baton Rouge Louisiana, who claimed to be the escrow agent handling the financial aspects of the transaction. I was asked to wire transfer the money to an account in Mexico with in three days. I paid the $3260.00 with a wire transfer to the account provided by Mr. Reese. Within days Mr. Anderson sent me an email stating the Mexican Government was requiring a 16% sales tax that also had to be paid in full prior to closing at this point I became suspicious as they wanted me to send another $5216.00 to be pain. I called Mr. Anderson and told him I did not have $5216.00 to give him and I would be unable to complete the transaction. He stated he would prepare paper work to cancel the sale and refund my $3260.00 when I got the paper work it stated that it would take up to 45 days to return my money.
I believe they are trying to give themselves time to complete their scam with those individuals whom are willing to give up another 16% of the sales price in advance. I do not believe any of us will see our money again. When I contacted Jake Reese from the escrow company he stated he needed permission from Mr. Anderson to return my money. I contacted Allen Anderson again 10/17/16, as Jake Reese no longer returns my calls; he said I would not be getting a refund of my money. The whole thing stinks. No matter what you do they will continue to ask for more money that you will never see again.
I have sent this compliant to the office of attorney general in both Colorado and Louisiana and reported this to the FBI Cyber Crimes Unit.
The contact Information for both companies is:
Allen Anderson #040011077
ABS Marketing and Management. LLC
387 Corona St. Suite 552
Denver, Co 80218
Acadia International Holdings Inc.
1200 S. Acadian Thruway
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Office: (225) 372-8111
I can supply additional documentation, such as the contracts from both companies, upon request.
Thank you for your attention.
Victim Location 92637
Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan
I was contacted about selling my time share. This was sent my ABS Marketing and Management. I was offered more than I paid for it and became suspicious. (The contract looked good and my attorney said that everything looked in order, if the company was legit. Everything did look fine however, they then connected me with Acadia International Holdings, Inc. in Baton Rouge, LA. Acadia also sent me a contract which looked very professional but then asked for a fee for closing costs which would later be reimbursed to me. I was to send this to a bank in Mexico–Banco Mercantil del Norte SA, in Guadalajara, JAL
I have not sent them any money but thought this should be reported
The address of Acadia is 1200 S. Acadian Thruway, Baton Rouge, LA 225-372-8111