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Arclight Marketing Group

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Does anyone have any experience with Arclight Marketing Group out of Florida? They are supposedly one of just two companies licensed to sell timeshares by bringing them to a presentation format. The cost is about $3000 up front and they sell within 90 days. You receive sales proceeds plus your out-of-pocket costs. I am skeptical of anything to do with timeshares but they certainly sound legit. I'm waiting for the contract so that I can review it.
 

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Get out now! This is a common scam that we see every day. They are going to ride off into the sunset with your money and you will never hear from them again!

You should cut them cold and block them on your phone and email and have no more contact with them. Don't keep responding or you will be ID's as and "easy mark," and lots more scammers will contact you. Seriously - don't even respond to their next contact to say you aren't interested.
 

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They just keep on coming! Same old scam, new names. Or, same monkeys, new tree.
 
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They are supposedly one of just two companies licensed to sell timeshares by bringing them to a presentation format. The cost is about $3000 up front and they sell within 90 days. You receive sales proceeds plus your out-of-pocket costs.
Let's break this down:
1. 'licensed to sell timeshares' Anybody can sell a timeshare; even you. Most aren't real estate and no licenses are required or even needed.
'presentation format': don't all sales involve a 'presentation format' in some way or other?
2. How can they guarantee it will sell within 90 days?
3. 'Your receive sales proceeds + out of pocket, i.e. their fee from the proceeds". Nope. THEY receive their fee out of the sales proceeds.
4. "the cost is $3000 UP FRONT". this is the biggest red flag of all. Any up front fee is a scam. As I stated earlier, reputable sales folks will take their fees from the sales when it's completed.

So list your timeshare on Tug. Pay $15 to join in gratitude of all the good advice you are getting. Save $2985. Your timeshare may not be worth much or it may be worth a bunch. It all depends on what you own. There may be a quick sale, or you may have to work at it; again, it all depends on what you own.
 

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Does anyone have any experience with Arclight Marketing Group out of Florida? They are supposedly one of just two companies licensed to sell timeshares by bringing them to a presentation format. The cost is about $3000 up front and they sell within 90 days. You receive sales proceeds plus your out-of-pocket costs. I am skeptical of anything to do with timeshares but they certainly sound legit. I'm waiting for the contract so that I can review it.


They'll tell you what ever you'd like to hear in order to get you to fork over $3,000. They'll never sell it within 90 days. And, I sincerely doubt you'll even be able to find them after 90 days.

Keep your hands in your pocket and do not pay ANYONE upfront money to sell your Timeshare. There is no incentive for anyone to do anything once they steal that hard earned money from you. They'll take it and take a nice vacation on your dime and you'll never hear from them again.

Welcome to TUG.








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@MCSunshine This company is out to steal the upfront fee and have taken a common playbook - lie, collect upfront fees, and pretend to “market” the timeshare. When they cold call, they use scripts to lie about themselves and what the promise to do.

I Googled “Arclight Marketing Group Deltona FL” and their website doesn’t even come up. This TUG thread comes up but not their website. They don’t care, they just want to dial for dollars. You would think that they would need employees skilled and licensed to sell, as they promise, but they are looking for telemarketers. This is from Salary.com:

“We are hiring closers and offer great leads, hours, and a fun work atmosphere! We are seeking individuals who are ambitious and eager to learn. Any telemarketing or sales experience is preferred, however, it is not required as we are willing to train if needed.”

The BBB created a profile because of reviews and a complaint, all of which are negative.


Finally, the owner is Philip Kayler of Florida. Limited info on him but I do see a LinkedIn profile for a “Kayler Phillip” of Florida whose only job listed is “unemployed”. Could it be him? Don’t know but I wouldn’t be surprised.


I wouldn’t be surprised if that LinkedIn profile is Arclight’s owner because I was looking at another similar scam company a few weeks back. I found that owner’s LinkedIn profile which was last updated 10 years ago. At that time he was a 31 year old community college student.

Sadly, the timeshare industry brings out very bad people who see easy bucks, and little risk, by stealing from timeshare owners.
 
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