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4/24/2019 3:58:18 PM

Timeshare Owner's Coalition Issues Warning About Third-Party Exit Companies

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 After events in a courtroom in Fort Lauderdale on April 18, the American Resort Development Association—Resort Owners’ Coalition (ARDA-ROC), representing more than 1.5 million timeshare owners, is reiterating its warning to consumers regarding third-party exit companies. Consumers should thoroughly investigate the business practices of these companies prior to engaging their services or paying upfront fees. “A top priority for ROC is to provide information and resources to our timeshare owners to help protect them from dishonest individuals or companies trying to take advantage of them,” said ARDA‐ROC Chairman Ken McKelvey.  

 

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4/4/2019 11:40:12 AM

Jason Gamel Named New President & CEO

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The American Resort Development Association (ARDA) announced today that Jason Gamel will be the new president and CEO, following an extensive national search lead by executive search firm, Spencer Stuart. In late March, the ARDA executive committee endorsed Gamel as the successful candidate. Gamel brings more than twenty years of experience in the hospitality and timeshare industries, including his current role as senior vice president of legal at Wyndham Destinations.  

 

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3/11/2019 10:34:11 AM

Large Timeshare Exit Companies Oppose Legislation That Protects Consumers

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“The constant pressure that our member companies, owners and federal and state agencies are putting on disreputable timeshare exit companies has again produced a positive result for the consumer,” said Robert Clements, ARDA Vice President of Regulatory Affairs. 

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9/14/2018 9:02:59 AM

Timeshare Industry Fighting Back to End Exit Fraud: One Major Firm Disbarred and Another Files Bankruptcy

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“The constant pressure that our member companies, owners and federal and state agencies are putting on disreputable timeshare exit companies has again produced a positive result for the consumer,” said Robert Clements, ARDA Vice President of Regulatory Affairs.

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7/26/2018 12:58:12 PM

CONSUMER ADVISORY: Resale Scam Misrepresenting Fidelity National Timeshare

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The American Resort Development Association (ARDA) and its Resort Owner’s Coalition (ARDA-ROC) have been made aware of fraudulent activity by a group of individuals using the names "Robert Alexander" and "Janet Finklestein" to defraud timeshare owners through improper representation of ARDA staff and Fidelity National Timeshare, a member of ARDA.

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5/30/2018 1:28:18 PM

Time’s Up for Florida Operation in Timeshare Resale Scheme

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Along with being permanently banned from timeshare resale services and telemarketing, the Florida-based operators behind a deceptive timeshare resale scheme have agreed to surrender approximately $3.4 million worth of assets including homes, vehicles, a Rolex watch, silver coins, and a diamond ring to settle the Federal Trade Commission’s charges against them.

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