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Interval Relief, is it a scam?
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4/26/2010 2:29 PM (PST)

Has anybody heard of Interval Relief? Are they any good or is this a scam? they say they can help with unloading timeshares

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4/26/2010 3:56 PM (PST)

Carol,

I found multiple listings for Interval Relief. Do you have their address, phone number or website?

Sometime these timeshare companies call saying they have a ready buyer for your timeshare but need a big fee to cover closing costs or something like that? Click on the New Scams section in the top menu bar here on TrustLink and see the article we have posted on "Selling Your Timeshare: Important Things To Know"

Over the years, there have been a lot of companies that came to life with the promise of helping people sell their timeshares. Most of these companies are located in areas where there are a lot of timeshares, like Florida and California.

Typically, they make a lot of promises about their abilities and claim that there is an army of people dying to purchase timeshares, and all of this will be available to you if you pay them the requested fee.

Reality is completely different. The truth is that timeshares are next to impossible to sell. There's almost no secondary market for timeshares, especially given the current economy and all of the problems in the housing market. Furthermore, if there really was a strong secondary market, these companies wouldn't have to charge a fee, they could make more money charging commissions on sales. The bottom line is that you should not pay any upfront fees to sell your timeshare to somebody else. Check out the Florida AG's website also:

http://myfloridalegal.com/pages.nsf/main/9161973ee14fdb1a85256cc900600947!OpenDocument

There are legitimate title transfer companies that will actually purchase a timeshare, and the benefit to the timeshare owner is that when closed, it gets them out from under the continuing obligations for common area fees. But the whole industry is hot with scams and fraud.

Be aware of a sequence of slick sales tricks - here are some scenarios:

1) The timeshare company offers to list your timeshare and you pay them a marketing fee, but after a few months when it doesn't sell they try to upsell you into an upgraded marketing package of some sort for more exposure (and more money) with so called guaranteed results.

2) After a few months of it still not selling they then offer to do you a favor and take it off of your hands for free so that you don't have to pay the monthly maintenence fees. The monthly expenses are a cost burden to many people who become desperate to get out from under these. These companies know that and use it against you.

3) They try to convince you to turn over the timeshare and "take it off of your hands" for free - now they really start marketing your timeshare, which they now own, and they sell it at a profit. The point is that the only timeshares they are actually selling are the ones that they themselves own through their process of psychologically wearing down so many timeshare owners and convincing them to give up their timeshare properties.

Provide their contact information and I'll look further into it.

Thank you.

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6/20/2010 10:43 AM (PST)

Here is their contact info: Interval Relief LLC Phone: 877-243-3975 Fax: 786-264-5578 email: info@intervalrelief.com Address: 247 SW 8th Street #52 Miami, FL 33130 http://www.intervalrelief.com/contact.php I just got a mailed flyer from them a few days ago; talks about "No Fooling, no gimmicks, no games, etc.." We have a timeshare that isn't "killing" us, but we hardly use any more. I just called and they are only open M-F but was looking for a little more info about. Thanks!!

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6/23/2010 8:45 AM (PST)

Matthew,

I linked their BBB report above where they have a C- rating which is below average plus they have a negative review. I would urge caution in doing business with this company.

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9/14/2010 10:28 PM (PST)

I just went to a meeting and they are a scam. They do not buy your timeshare. They take it off your hands for a price. I have NACO/Thousand Trails and they wanted me to pay them $4395 to take it off my hands. Be aware!! Do not answer their calls or their mailings. They really sound good, they use the words buy and purchase, but they do not do either of those. They are just like all the other timeshare buyer companies, all they are after is your MONEY!!!!

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12/6/2010 3:23 PM (PST)

I just checked the bbb and they said that interval relief had an a + rating

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11/22/2014 8:15 AM (PST)

Interval Relief is a SCAM . they keep changing their DBA names to hide their fruadulent past. I worked for Interval Relief, Interval Managment Group, Right Choice Transfer ect. the same suporvisor "Eric Malloch, Chuck Garcia, Craig Allen/ Craig Willems, and all the same sales poeple. some have worked for this company for over 9 years when they were called Timeshare Relief. read below as someone complained about Eric Malloch asking for $3995 when it was called Timeshare Relief. Eric Malloch is now a supervisor for Interval Relief and teaches sales people how to SCAM Elderly Timeshare Owners. :::: Interval Relief LLC (877) 243-3975 Fax : 786-264-5578 (same fax as Interval Management Group) 8333 NW. 53rd St. Suite 450 Doral, FL 33166 www.intervalrelief.com Interval Management Group (888) 414-0972 Fax : 786-264-5578 (same fax as Interval Relief) 5401 S. Kirkman Rd Suite 310 Orlando, FL 32819 www.intervalmanagementgroup.com Right Choice Transfer (same address as Timeshare Relief / Resort Owners Association) 2245 West 190th Street, Suite 100 Torrance, CA 90504 Timeshare Relief (same address as Right Choice Transfer / Resort Owners Association) 2239 West 190the Street Torrance, CA 90504 Resort Owners Association (same address as Timeshare Relief / Right Choice Transfer) (888) 699-1104 2239 W. 190th St. Torrance, CA 90504 www.resortownersassociation.org Resort Owners Association (p.o. box) (877) 519-5829 3208 East Colonial Drive Ste C, #306 Orlando, FL 32803 http://www.tugbbs.com/forums/showthread.php?t=169880 http://www.tugbbs.com/forums/showthread.php?t=170561 Complaint Posted : 6-2-2014 No communication from the company since September 2013; calls are not returned; I paid them $5400 and I'm still paying maintenance fees. I paid $5400.00 in advance to have the company transfer my timeshare points. The company was very communicative at the beginning of the process, but after September I haven't heard from anyone. http://www.businessconsumeralliance.org/complaints/right-choice-transfer-100092274 Complaint Posted : 4-29-2014 Over 2 years have passed! I would like a full refund of $4000.00 I received a mailer and decided to do business with this company. When I spoke to them over the phone they requested I send necessary documents including the deed....I have been trying to get answeres from this company for over 2 years with no luck. http://www.businessconsumeralliance.org/complaints/right-choice-transfer-100092274 Complaint Posted : 2-18-2014 Consumer states your company falsely misrepresented your services. Consumer seeks a refund of $2,800.00 or remove the timeshare off their hands as promised. Consumers paid $2,800.00 to your company on Sept. 13, 2013 by check to take their timeshare off their hands. Consumer verified their name is still listed as owners of the timeshare they believe your company has not fulfilled your promise. Consumers have called your compa

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continuation : Consumer states your company falsely misrepresented your services. Consumer seeks a refund of $2,800.00 or remove the timeshare off their hands as promised. Consumers paid $2,800.00 to your company on Sept. 13, 2013 by check to take their timeshare off their hands. Consumer verified their name is still listed as owners of the timeshare they believe your company has not fulfilled your promise. Consumers have called your company on a weekly basis for status of the timeshare and cannot get through to a live representative. Consumers leave several messages with no return calls. http://www.businessconsumberalliance.org/complaints/right-choice-transfer-100092274 Complaint Posted 2006 At 4:53 PM, Blogger timeshareloser said..... I gave Timeshare Relief over 4k last February. Now I have no deeds to the intervals, and I am receiving maintenance bills. They have not responded to registered mail and I would be willing to participate in a class action suit if there is interest. http://timesharetrap.blogspot.com/2006/05/timeshare-relief-warning-scam.html " Target="_blank">http://timesharetrap.blogspot.com/2006/05/timeshare-relief-warning-scam.html At 9:29 PM, Anonymous said..... I'd very much want to participate in a CLASS ACTION SUIT against Timeshare Relief as well. They are scummy crooks who took $3200 from me back in 2006 and still have not transfered my timeshare. I still get the maint fees and they dodge my calls. I wish I could afford an atty. STAY AWAY FROM THESE SCAMMERS!!! http://timeharetrap.blogspot.com/2006/05/timeshare-relief-warning-scam.html At 5:54 PM, Anonymous said.... We just talked with a consultant from timeshare relief, inc. -Eric Malloch and he asked us to pay $3995 to get us out of our contract. We are so desperate to get out of this mess-timeshare, they seemed to have compassion to help us. Is this the right thing to do? Our maintenance fees are getting higher each year. http://timesharetrap.blogspot.com/2006/05/timeshare-relief-warning-scam.html " Target="_blank">http://timesharetrap.blogspot.com/2006/05/timeshare-relief-warning-scam.html At 7:47 PM, Anonymous said.... I definitely would not work with Timeshare Relief after they took my $3500 and then never transferred the Timeshare. It was sent to another comany TCS Timeshare Closing Service out of Florida and between the tow companies I have been getting the runaround for over 18 months and I AM STILL THE OWNER AND PAYING THE FEES. They took my money, never provided service and are just moving on to their next victim. STAY AWAY FROM TIMESHARE RELIEF!! Timeshare Relief lost a Lawsuit : http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090419212244AAv5Y0R At 1:13 PM, Anonymous said.... I just read that Timeshare Relief lost a lawsuit! We signed up with them. Should we be worried?

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continuation : Consumer states your company falsely misrepresented your services. Consumer seeks a refund of $2,800.00 or remove the timeshare off their hands as promised. Consumers paid $2,800.00 to your company on Sept. 13, 2013 by check to take their timeshare off their hands. Consumer verified their name is still listed as owners of the timeshare they believe your company has not fulfilled your promise. Consumers have called your company on a weekly basis for status of the timeshare and cannot get through to a live representative. Consumers leave several messages with no return calls. http://www.businessconsumberalliance.org/complaints/right-choice-transfer-100092274 Complaint Posted 2006 At 4:53 PM, Blogger timeshareloser said..... I gave Timeshare Relief over 4k last February. Now I have no deeds to the intervals, and I am receiving maintenance bills. They have not responded to registered mail and I would be willing to participate in a class action suit if there is interest. http://timesharetrap.blogspot.com/2006/05/timeshare-relief-warning-scam.html " Target="_blank">http://timesharetrap.blogspot.com/2006/05/timeshare-relief-warning-scam.html At 9:29 PM, Anonymous said..... I'd very much want to participate in a CLASS ACTION SUIT against Timeshare Relief as well. They are scummy crooks who took $3200 from me back in 2006 and still have not transfered my timeshare. I still get the maint fees and they dodge my calls. I wish I could afford an atty. STAY AWAY FROM THESE SCAMMERS!!! http://timeharetrap.blogspot.com/2006/05/timeshare-relief-warning-scam.html At 5:54 PM, Anonymous said.... We just talked with a consultant from timeshare relief, inc. -Eric Malloch and he asked us to pay $3995 to get us out of our contract. We are so desperate to get out of this mess-timeshare, they seemed to have compassion to help us. Is this the right thing to do? Our maintenance fees are getting higher each year. http://timesharetrap.blogspot.com/2006/05/timeshare-relief-warning-scam.html " Target="_blank">http://timesharetrap.blogspot.com/2006/05/timeshare-relief-warning-scam.html At 7:47 PM, Anonymous said.... I definitely would not work with Timeshare Relief after they took my $3500 and then never transferred the Timeshare. It was sent to another comany TCS Timeshare Closing Service out of Florida and between the tow companies I have been getting the runaround for over 18 months and I AM STILL THE OWNER AND PAYING THE FEES. They took my money, never provided service and are just moving on to their next victim. STAY AWAY FROM TIMESHARE RELIEF!! Timeshare Relief lost a Lawsuit : http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090419212244AAv5Y0R At 1:13 PM, Anonymous said.... I just read that Timeshare Relief lost a lawsuit! We signed up with them. Should we be worried?

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Interval Relief LLC (877) 243-3975 Fax : 786-264-5578 (same fax as Interval Management Group) 8333 NW. 53rd St. Suite 450 Doral, FL 33166 www.intervalrelief.com Interval Management Group (888) 414-0972 Fax : 786-264-5578 (same fax as Interval Relief) 5401 S. Kirkman Rd Suite 310 Orlando, FL 32819 www.intervalmanagementgroup.com Right Choice Transfer (same address as Timeshare Relief / Resort Owners Association) 2245 West 190th Street, Suite 100 Torrance, CA 90504 Timeshare Relief (same address as Right Choice Transfer / Resort Owners Association) 2239 West 190the Street Torrance, CA 90504 Resort Owners Association (same address as Timeshare Relief / Right Choice Transfer) (888) 699-1104 2239 W. 190th St. Torrance, CA 90504 www.resortownersassociation.org Resort Owners Association (p.o. box) (877) 519-5829 3208 East Colonial Drive Ste C, #306 Orlando, FL 32803 http://www.tugbbs.com/forums/showthread.php?t=169880 http://www.tugbbs.com/forums/showthread.php?t=170561 Complaint Posted : 6-2-2014 No communication from the company since September 2013; calls are not returned; I paid them $5400 and I'm still paying maintenance fees. I paid $5400.00 in advance to have the company transfer my timeshare points. The company was very communicative at the beginning of the process, but after September I haven't heard from anyone. http://www.businessconsumeralliance.org/complaints/right-choice-transfer-100092274 Complaint Posted : 4-29-2014 Over 2 years have passed! I would like a full refund of $4000.00 I received a mailer and decided to do business with this company. When I spoke to them over the phone they requested I send necessary documents including the deed....I have been trying to get answeres from this company for over 2 years with no luck. http://www.businessconsumeralliance.org/complaints/right-choice-transfer-100092274 Complaint Posted : 2-18-2014 Consumer states your company falsely misrepresented your services. Consumer seeks a refund of $2,800.00 or remove the timeshare off their hands as promised. Consumers paid $2,800.00 to your company on Sept. 13, 2013 by check to take their timeshare off their hands. Consumer verified their name is still listed as owners of the timeshare they believe your company has not fulfilled your promise. Consumers have called your company on a weekly basis for status of the timeshare and cannot get through to a live representative. Consumers leave several messages with no return calls. http://www.businessconsumberalliance.org/complaints/right-choice-transfer-100092274 Complaint Posted 2006 At 4:53 PM, Blogger timeshareloser said..... I gave Timeshare Relief over 4k last February. Now I have no deeds to the intervals, and I am receiving maintenance bills. They have not responded to registered mail and I would be willing to participate in a class action suit if there is interest. h

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