Wichita Falls native and Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott obtained a temporary injunction against people allegedly involved in a timeshare scam, according to a press release from the Texas Attorney General’s Office today, Friday, May 31.
An enforcement action was filed by Abbott naming Charles H. Williams II, his wife Glenda Williams, and their firm Legal Advocate for the Consumer as defendants.
Investigators determined that Charles Williams used several aliases and fabricated portraits in several states to advertise his mediation services. Williams told people that he had access to licensed attorneys who were able to represent clients interests in abolishing onerous timeshare payment obligations and contracts.
The defendants promise to employ their legal skills to void timeshare contracts, obtain refunds for the clients and protect the clients credit ratings, after receiving payment of $1,500 from clients.
The investigation also revealed that the defendants website falsely claimed that the firm would inititate and maintain communication with the applicable regulatory and governing agencies to effectuate a resolution.
The defendants also claimed they would work closely with the Texas Attorney Generals Office on proper contract cancellations. These statements misled customers that the defendants conduct was a process under the protection of government agencies.
Readers who are interested in finding out more information about timeshare scams may click on a scambuster website. Frequently, gifts are offered to people who will merely attend a timeshare scam presentation. In one such operation, people were offered a free boat for attending a presentation. When they arrived they were told the “boat” was a toy-sized dinghy with a motor attached.
Another common type of timeshare scam involves a person who approaches potential victims with the promise of a timeshare if the person will wire transfer money to an account in a foreign country. Once the money is transferred, the scammer will disappear without providing any timeshare services.
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