So, you have a time-share to unload and a friendly salesperson calls to say he has a buyer. In fact, the caller can handle everything for you, including the Federal Trade Commission approval of the sale.
All you have to do is pay a $3,000 deposit, to be refunded when the transaction is complete.
Except that you never hear from the salesperson again. And by the way, the FTC does not review or approve time-share transactions.
But the FTC did take action against the operators of a company it accused of pulling off that scam, taking in millions of dollars.
On Thursday, the federal agency announced a court judgment and settlement against operators of a company called National Solutions in Florida that allegedly scammed time-share sellers across the nation.