- Aug 18, 2007
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- Thousand Oaks, CA & Heron, MT
I have recently been contacted by a Raymond Conley who stated that he was a junior broker of a company called Global Business Consultants based out of New York. He stated that they had an "investor" who was interested in acquiring Vida properties for investment and tax write off purposes and that my property at the Grand Luxxe fit the profile for what they wanted. He explained that the unit is valued at $166,320 (yeah right, first red flag). He then went on to explain what would be required to have this happen. Look at my contract to verify that I actually owned the unit. OK no problem. Then he started to explain that to have the contract reassigned I would need to pay Vida 10X the annual usage fee (Yes, this was in the contract that I, as well as others have never paid attention to. $20,000+) and that I would need to apply for a Mexican tax ID number that would be about $5000. I stated that there is no way I was going to pay even one cent upfront for any of this to happen. They continued to try to convince me that this would all be reimbursed at the time of escrow closure, which fund would be set up by the buyer in my name. They offered to send me copies of their NY broker licenses as well as who could be contacted in NY State to verify authenticity. At this point I told them I was not interested. That there was no way I would be providing any upfront funds and that they should not contact me again. I then hung up and blocked their number. All I can say is buyer beware...if it sounds too good, it probably is fishy.