By: TIMESHARE CANCELLATION TEAM
About Fortis Law Group: Fortis Consumer Law Division
FORTIS CONSUMER LAW’s secret is that its success in timeshare cancellation business was something we never planned on but rather was thrust upon us by virtue of a void in the legal industry. And upon witnessing the complaints and from existing clients and dear friends about this void of “real help” from “real lawyers” concerning timeshare cancellation, we started to consider a firm whose designated purpose was to help timeshare buyers cancel, terminate, eliminate or otherwise legally destroy the contracts – no more payments, no more “owners meetings”, no more “points or especially “no more timeshare deals of lifetime” they couldn’t afford to even enjoy or use.
Once they cancelled their timeshare contracts, I know what many did: some quit an extra job some spouses quit work, many started traveling at their leisure as they could actually afford to travel whenever and wherever – no more strings once they made up their mind about one thing: they wanted to cut the metaphysical cord between themselves and the Timeshare charlatans passing themselves off as “go gooders.”
WHAT HAPPENED WHEN YOU BOUGHT YOUR TIMESHARE, WHY THERE IS NO SECONDARY MARKET FOR IT AND WHY AND HOW YOUR WERE “RIPPED OFF.”
Ask yourself this question: can you imagine a deal on Wall Street that suddenly fell “out of bed” and the salesmen and managers were not fighting to execute the “deal of lifetime” but only “for themselves.” Seriously? Or throw a few $100 bill off the side of a large hotel balcony and announce free money is coming…. now imagine $20,000 or $40,000 how many people would line up to take a free windfall of cash like this? Now add in a luxurious vacation for life? And it’s ….because you were “a firefighter,” the next newlywed, or the next couple to walk in that cold room where you may have been offered cookies and milk. You might be surprised to know that the Timeshare Operators are not necessarily experts in real estate, but rather shockingly “human behavior.”
This was one giant charade! For one purpose: To feed the time share operators and they can only do that by getting you to A) sign the documents and B) make sure you don’t cancel within the statutorily termination period (which varies depending upon the applicable state statute). I’d venture to guess your next scheduled contact was several days or weeks or well over a month after the statutory your right to termination date (often 7-10 days state depending),
Why would these nice people who just put on this incredible charade with all the necessities including buying you dinner, tickets to a show, and now they’re giving you a “fantasy deal of the life time” once the manager came in and sliced the price in half with a great story to boot? Would a friend have you sign a document you had no time to read – or else the so-called opportunity would be gone? A true “friend” would not, but a “fiend” might. What is a fiend? Most of the people who came to work for the Timeshare Operator had good intentions but after cashing large checks and being able to even send money to their loved ones, they get caught up in the environment of fraud which the operator has created. It gets worse, eventually, the salespeople hear and see what happens to those they have duped. On each deal, they become fearful, they will lose the sales and that will cost them their huge commissions. Eventually, if you look closely at the pupils in their eyes, you will see that to cope with the stress of stealing from people like you, they use drugs to cope. The drug use in many of these settings has reached epidemic proportions. Their pupils when dilated often indicate cocaine or like substances, if pupils are contracted “like pin points” may indicate opiate or opiate derivative use. Sadly, despite making hundreds of thousands of dollars, much like you not even being able to afford your times share, they too can’t afford to stop their abuse of both drugs and people like you who believed in them. Quickly, many morphed from salesperson (which alone is dangerous to your financial health), to both drug and money fiends- which are unfortunately funded by lies told to timeshare purchasers. This is why the sales people have no ability to recall what they said and would rather hide than deal with it.
We dug further, reaching the top sales persons for many timeshare operators and found that nearly all operators use destructive behavior tactics which produce a fraudulent environment. Many operators abuse these salespeople, use the identical behavior manipulation tactics and transform people into dangerous “fiends.” Let’s look at this objectively from the salesperson’s dilemma. They didn’t just wake up one day and decide they wanted to scam a nice couple out of money and into a contract that you can never pay off. Many of these salespersons are victims of many other things which allow timeshare operators prey on them and use them as a tool to prey on you – and it works – or in your case if you already purchased a time share – “worked flawlessly.” If the sales person who is on 100% commission is living in corporate housing is baiting you with free [fill in the blank] there is a cost to this as there is a cost with their corporate timeshare operator controlled housing. If a couple who they have showered with free gifts, doesn’t fall for their well-orchestrated game to sell you on paying thousands or tens of thousands of dollars for a timeshare – which “suddenly severely discounted – often when you object to the price or affordability” these objections are greeted with “the manager” who offers you an even better deal together with offers to even rent your investment so as to generate a stream of income, these free gifts are charged against the salesperson.
ACT 4 HOW TIMESHARE OPERATORS REACH ILLEGALLY DUPE YOU VIS A VIS MONEY AND DRUG FIENDS
The running mantra of the timeshare operators is well known inside the secret world of timeshare scams: “Hire in masses, Train their asses, and fire in masses.” Does this sound like the warm fuzzy office you and your spouse were boxed into? Of course not, because this is an act, and the salesman, the manager who came back with the deal of a lifetime and the finance manager who lied to you about the documents you were signing were all playing a part. Out of fear of losing their livelihood (or even the corporate housing) which these salespersons making upwards of $250,000 or even above $750,000, with no other occupation to fall back on, are placed in a horrible conflict. They lose the sale to you, they lose money…and after passing out more free gifts with no sales…they lose their job.
Everything you were told at the Timeshare operators office comes out of a “script” but here, the script is fraught with fraud and injures real people. Worse when sales are slow the operator will declare various days or weeks, “TAFT” days. TAFT is likely an acronym you’ve never heard but it’s the timeshare sales mantra which is beyond offensive were this translated literally, but essentially, it means “tell all potential buyers any f…ing thing that will get them to sign the document. Why your signatures so important? “Because you unknowing signed a document which states that [our greedy jacked up on drugs salespersons statements do not count and are EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED. ONLY THE DOCUMENTS WHICH SIGNED ARE THE ONLY DOCUMENTS THAT MATTER]. If that’s the case, why the big show and tale with the salesmen, manager and finance department? Because without that show, you would never signed the documents. This is an illusion, a trick, gimmick, or as we at Fortis call it, “fraud and fraud by trickery.”
Indeed, induced you into this “bait and switch” on hardworking households, were like you, manipulated.
So is it really believable your Timeshare Developer was sitting on a repo, foreclosure that was “the deal of the century” and they waited to share this with you…strangers they never met? And think about this, these same operators were warming you up with other free deals. So on top of a real estate deal of a life time – recall these same were the same operators just already gave you tickets to an event, a nice dinner, or even sailing the Aruba channel? Do you have friends who are even able to do this for their friends? Perhaps? But if they were capable, would they go out of their way to 1. Push a free event on them and then force them to listen to their friends talk and later abandon, leave them in a room with 20 and 30 yr. olds jacked up on the drug du jour, pushing them to buy some vapored interest in land?
Let’s just be honest with what is occurring and has already occurred. There never was an intent by the Timeshare Developer honor the statements they made during the presentation! NEVER! I’ll repeat NEVER! How do we know? More importantly- how do you know? Read the Contracts(s). They say’”[ EVERYTHING YOU WERE “TOLD” OR WHICH OTHERWISE INDUCED YOU TO PURCHASE THE TIMESHARE, DOESN’T COUNT AND IF YOU READ THE FINE PRINT, THE JOKES ON THE TIMESHARE PURCHASER!].”
ACT 6 – NEXT STEPS FOR VICTIMS: DONT GET VICTIMIZED AGAIN
STAY AWAY FROM TIMESHARE “SERVICE OPERATORS” PROMISING ANYTHING –
BE CAREFUL OF NON- LAW FIRMS OFFERING ANY SERVICE RELATED TO YOUR TIMESHARE
AND A QUICK LESSON IN WHAT YOU MIGHT FIND ON THE INTERNET – STAY AWAY FROM ANY NON LAWFIRMS -LAWYERS HAVE ETHICAL DUTIES WHEREAS, THESE “SERVICES” DO NOT, IN FACT MANY ARE UNDER INVESTIGATION OR ARE ALREADY SERVING TIME
Recall we created Fortis out of a need for others as there was no one we could even refer others to we felt comfortable with. In our investigation we found various services which appear to be scams. We were mortified that these are entities advertising as if they were as pure as Caesar’s wife. Nothing could be further from the truth. This is our experience which is a culmination of consulting hundreds of clients alone together our collective group of our friends, which included judges, law professors, doctors, lawyers, construction workers and many non-native English speaking individuals, all who had fallen victim to timeshare fraud and needed to get out of their so -called “contracts.”
Every month that passed we knew would come them more and more money so we quickly unearthed information to identify this for what it is: a serious crime and financial epidemic that these individuals with some highly skilled behavior scientists and creative if not dubious lawyers are hiding behind the process. Again, here too we were shocked by what we saw as “timeshare services” and fraught with complaints of a similar sounding fraud, we looked deeper and found that the very people running these “ so called “Timeshare services” are controlled by the very timeshare scumbag sales person who did this to you. These non-attorney agencies were no help and to insure our mutual friends were much like the many inventions in bioscience we see today and historically In attempting to help victimized timeshare owners escape the wrath of the unsettling costs and the associated in perpetuity obligation. Like the other 7% of American households who own a timeshare your spouse were likely “illegally” and improperly duped into purchasing a timeshare that no longer makes sense to own or otherwise remain obligated for the rights to use. After witnessing the incredible greed of the Timeshare cabals (sales person, manager and finance manager), we have dug much deeper and found other parties who could share liability.
This may increase both the strength of your case. As attorneys, and not a TIMESHARE SERVICE (many such services are being shut down by the FTC), we treat your situation and your family much different than a Timeshare service mill, we treat you as you would expect to be: we listen, we understand, we will take the time to explain all to you. Unlike a service that is one foot away from being shut down and which ironically run by crafty timeshare sales alumnus who will attempt to upset you services you no longer need, we are a law firm with a designated team solely for assisting our clients canceling their contracts. Recall these contracts you unknowingly were duped into signing are for life and very valuable as they can be resold to other investors,
If we can bring you peace and enjoyment of the income that you were once paying out in the form of annual dues, monthly payments, points and other timeshare “deals of a lifetime,” we hope you find some time to take a “gimmick-free” vacation and we at Fortis enjoy receiving postcards from our clients whose lives have been transformed once this financial cancer of a timeshare is “TERMINATED.”
In searching timeshare agencies the 1000s complaints about the quality of “what services were available through these others; we were horrified. We began our own investigation and found that most of these agencies are already one shoe into the grave so for the long term. Out of a need for our existing clients, we started executing on all cylinders After Interviewing these so-called “attorney staffed agencies “or worse “para-lawyer agencies.”
One could say we realized, there was an incredible void, not to mention we decided to collectively build this passion to help others, one could also say we did it because there was not a timeshare “agency” “team” that we could, in good conscience, refer our massive backlog of clients to. As class action and complex litigation litigators, we work on very large complex cases Many of our friends, which included judges, law professors, doctors, lawyers, construction workers and many non-native English speaking friends had fallen victim to timeshare fraud and needed to get out of their so -called “contracts.” We were shocked by what we saw as “timeshare services” and many of them, they could help, even though they were not a law firm and fraught with complaints of a similar sounding fraud, we looked deeper. These non-attorney agencies were no help and to insure our mutual friends were much like the many inventions in bioscience we see today and historically In attempting to help victimized timeshare owners escape the wrath of the unsettling costs and the associated in perpetuity obligation. Like the other 7% of American households who own a timeshare your spouse were likely “illegally” and improperly duped into purchasing a timeshare that no longer makes sense to own or otherwise remain obligated for the rights to use. After witnessing the incredible greed of the Timeshare cabals (sales person, manager and finance manager), we have dug much deeper and found other parties who could share liability. This may increase both the strength of your case. As attorneys, and not a TIMESHARE SERVICE (many such services are being shut down by the FTC), we treat your situation and your family much different than a Timeshare service mill, we treat you as you would expect to be: we listen, we understand, we will take the time to explain all to you. Unlike a service that is one foot away from being shut down and which ironically run by crafty timeshare sales alumnus who will attempt to upset you services you no longer need, we are a law firm with a designated team solely for assisting our clients canceling their contracts.
WHY CHOSE FORTIS LAW GROUP –
It all begins with a phone call and we review your case at no cost to you!
As a matter of law, we have an ethical duty fulfill the responsibilities and to ensure we deliver high quality legal services we are well known for providing to our clients as we use every fact in assessing your particular situation.
Fortis Law Group’s mission is: “To facilitate the expedited cancelation of your timeshare so you can begin to share your time as you wish, as well as shoring up your financial situation” Only by canceling of terminating your Timeshare contract(s), will you have an opportunity to better your financial situation and Fortis Law fosters that digging into the fraudulent environment and individuals together with third parties who may have aided and abetted your timeshare developer. Often these third parties have much deeper pockets and many are even household names.
This information can be very beneficial in the right circumstances together with any and all information, tickets, free tickets, dinners and other inducements. Whatever you have in your possession, please do not throw away. There are all issues that we will be reviewing with you when you are ready to sever yourself from this scam of your timeshare developer and their fraudulent surviving operation.
Fortis Law works in cooperation on legal and adhesion contract issues, conducts policy research and analysis of issues, and is in process of conducting training for other lawyers who are unfamiliar with this highly specialized area of law.
Most importantly, Fortis Law attorneys analyze facilitate communication and seek justice for timeshare victims at all levels of timeshare fraud.
ATTORNEYS FOR FORTIS LAW GROUP
Our attorneys general occupy the intersection of consumer law and public policy, dealing in areas as diverse as class litigation, corporate governance, and consumer protection.
Core Values of Fortis Law Group
Dedication – To provide outstanding support Fortis Law’s clients as they serve as the purpose for why we created and dedicated this Fortis Law Group
Integrity – To adhere to the highest level of personal and professional ethics in every endeavor of Fortis
Collaboration/Cooperation – To seek the views and experiences of the Association membership on issues the Association addresses and to provide them with opportunities for sharing their thoughts and insights.
Collegiality – To establish and maintain an atmosphere of respect and inclusiveness for all Clients of Fortis
Accountability – To remember at all times that every Fortis attorney and staff member is accountable to Fortis clients which carries over to the business and practices of the Firm.
MISSION STATEMENT FORTIS LAW GROUP –
Timeshare Operators are not the only thugs in our wake, there are others who are involved and bare responsibility:
The purpose of the Fortis Law Group and its electronic sites, blogs, together with our attorneys and staff being made available to you, even on weekends, is to provide a forum for the exchange of views and experiences on subjects of importance to victims of timeshare fraud, to foster cancellation of Timeshare related contracts, preserve legal rights for future victims on both civil and criminal law enforcement issues; to conduct policy research and analysis of issues pertaining changes in the laws impacting timeshare investors; to improve the quality of legal services provided to victims together with enlightening victims about the risks of using so-called “cancellation services” or “services that claim to be attorney staffed” vs real lawyers (ironically lawyers are cheaper if you go direct to them as these so called services appear to be incredibly expensive – for referring a lawyer); and to facilitate communications concerning new fraudulent activities perpetrated by timeshare developers and even timeshare “service” entities.
These areas of rampant timeshare fraud which victimize so many people have traditionally been thought of or considered as the exclusive responsibility of the federal government or the respective state attorney generals. Time to rethink this and see why this is not happening and why there is no reason to expect it to change. While the government does file case, the relief sought by these agencies differs from the relief you would want for yourselves i.e. terminating your payment obligations and if the facts warrant, recovering ill-gotten monies you’ve already paid from timeshare developer, sales and finance staff together with third party aiders and abettors:
For example, why would a major store was leasing space outside its prized locations to a slimy timeshare company? And why is one particular bank always used by the Timeshare developers and Timeshare cancellation agencies? And for that reason alone, there is often a conflict of interest between what you want and the agencies will seek. Indeed, federal government and state Attorney Generals have 100s of open investigations and even many fines and sentences for wrongdoers. While that sounds good, realize two things: When the Feds or State AG’s fine these timeshare developers, those fines are generally kept in the respective state or federal coffers, and if fines are shared, they are shared with the Agency who brings these con-artists to justice. These fines build more prisons and while indirectly they may “generally” benefit you, a real “benefit” would be a release from all obligations associated with your timeshare. This is where we come in and work to get these timeshare contracts cancelled. And this is what allows you can begin to “live life again and travel without restrictions.”
If Fortis Law can help you to get you there, we’re here for you (weekends too). And for those we help, we enjoy getting post cards from vacationers who are no longer contained by the handcuffs of timeshare contracts.
This is your life, star in it, and vacation as you wish, free of the constraints once imposed on you.
by: Fortis Consumer Law