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News Release

For Immediate Release
March 15, 2012

Contact:
James T. Boffetti, Senior Assistant Attorney General
Consumer Protection and Anti Trust Bureau
(603) 271-3643

Consumer Alert Issued for Companies Offering to Sell A Consumer's Timeshare

Attorney General Michael A. Delaney announced today that his office is issuing a Consumer Alert to consumers who own a timeshare and may be interested in selling it.

Attorney General Delaney warns there are companies that send consumers unsolicited letters or postcards in the mail advertising that they can sell a consumer's timeshare if the consumer no longer wishes to own it. The unsolicited letter or postcard invites the consumer to an event held at a local hotel and subsequently requires the consumer to pay an advanced fee to the company to complete the sale transaction for his or her timeshare. Attorney General Delaney warns that a typical scenario for this type of scam is that after a consumer completes the transaction, he or she is unable to contact the sales representative or the company because either the telephone number is no longer in service; the consumer's telephone call is not returned; the company's address is no longer available; or the company's website is no longer posted on the internet.

Consumers who wish to check the track record of a business, obtain information about consumer protection issues, or report consumer complaints, may do so by logging onto the Consumer Protection Bureau's website at www.doj.nh.gov/consumer. They may also call the Consumer Protection hotline at 1-888-468-4454 (toll free).


New Hampshire Department of Justice | 33 Capitol Street | Concord, NH | 03301
Telephone: 603-271-3658