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Accelerated Sales and Marketing LLC

Discussion in 'Buying, Selling & Renting Timeshares' started by (yrknob, Sep 19, 2018.

  1. (yrknob

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    Is anybody here familiar with Accelerated Sales and Marketing LLC out of Atlanta, GA? The have sent me a Letter of Intent to purchase our Vidanta Grand Luxxe Residence timeshare and the number they gave is really high. Problem is I cannot find any information on them besides their website. No BBB reviews, no reviews available from Google searches. My wife and I aren't moving forward with the deal because it seems to good to be true. I'm just wondering if others here have worked with Accelerated Sales & Marketing and if the are indeed a legit company.
     
  2. Passepartout

    Passepartout TUG Review Crew: Veteran TUG Member

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    It's a scam. Anything too good to be true, IS. There are a bazillion Vidantas available for free (check eBay).

    Sorry.

    Jim
     
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    SCAM

    PS - now that they have your information - so does every other scammer .
    This will be the first of many such contacts to come .

    IF THEY CONTACT YOU - IT IS A SCAM

    Buy it / rent it for a corporate event / weeks off the back end of your 99 year contract = ALL SCAMS - if they contacted you .

    *****
    PS - this is the third or so new "xxx LLC " posted on TUG this week
    NONE are ever legit .
     
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    These companies make promises about selling timeshares for too-good-to-be-true prices. Once the victim is hooked, they need some kind of fee (i.e. money); it can be a "refundable" escrow fee, a title report, a tax clearance payment, etc. What they call it doesn't matter. Once they have the victim's money, they disappear. There was never a buyer.
     
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    The only thing such parasites can or will "accelerate" is a decrease in your bank account balance. ;)
     
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    Heckuva deal! What could go wrong?
     
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    I received the same letter, red flags came up when I could not google their company. Plus while letting them think I am interested they are calling all the time.
     
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    I received an unsolicited call and email from Accelerated Sales and Marketing, LLC - offering the same to me as they seemingly did to you guys. I have received similar offers from entities from New York as well. When I pulled out of the deal with New York...the representative got more angry than anyone should who's trying to get your business...I looked that company up and searched for the name of the employee - found no such person; even though the company itself supposedly exited "according to the website." Again, with Accelerated Sales and Marketing, LLC - I searched GA Secretary of State site, did a Business Name search and found that this named company supposedly merged with another company (N.A. Williams, Inc.). The address is different from the address listed on the "Letter of Intent" and it's all pretty much the same standard BS lingo.

    If you check your Vidanta contract or any other Timeshare contracts you may have - there is a Warning Notice about receiving "unsolicited calls" and no one really reads or heeds it. I've fell victim to allowing the idea of the amounts offered to cloud my reasonable judgement to not listen to the people, but, I entertained them anyways. There is no problem in wanting to believe something to be true; just be sure to watch and catch those warning signs early enough to not give your hard-earned money away. When I said that I would be interested - as long as, NO money had to come from me; that's when the harder sale pitch began...so don't do it! If you have, cancel before it's to late.
     
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    [QUOTE="Breaker 1-2, post: 2200420, member: 110850"I've fell victim to allowing the idea of the amounts offered to cloud my reasonable judgement to not listen to the people, but, I entertained them anyways.[/QUOTE]

    That's exactly how these scammers catch people. They paint these pictures of big paydays in the potential victims' eyes. Then when the victim is all focused on what he will do with this life-altering amount of money, the scammers hit them with "Oh, we just need you to pay us [a tiny fraction of what you will allegedly fetch for this sale] to cover [some sort of legitimate-sounding fee/tax]."
     
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    “I searched GA Secretary of State site, did a Business Name search and found that this named company supposedly merged withanother company (N.A. Williams, Inc.)”

    Scammers will use the names of real companies so that victims will think that their company has been around awhile and therefore they must be legit. In fact, I have found multiple occasions where scammers have paid a nominal fee to the state, mostly Georgia in fact, to fraudulently reinstate a corporation that was dormant. Then they tout the fact that they have been incorporated since 1975, or whatever the date may be. They will also open a BBB filing which will also reflect the original corporation date again to fool victims.

    I think it was something like $250 to reinstate a corporation. They are filing false documentation of course pretending to the be true owners of the corporation. That $250 is a small fee to pay for the thousands of money they make from the victims.
     
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    I have been contacted by folks from this group last week offering 3x what I paid for a unit at Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach. They wanted a copy of my contract. I also got a much lower offer from these folks: Clinton Real Estate [info@clintonrealestateag.com] offering just 2x what I paid for it---they didn't provide an address They've both been bugging me by phone. The AS&M is using Atlanta, GA as their base. It is really strange that I just paid off the timeshare in January....and then I start getting these cold calls!!

    Don't touch either one of them with a 30 ft. pole!!

    huskerfan
     
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