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Customer Complaints Summary
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|Billing / Collection Issues||0|
|Problems with Product / Service||0|
|Guarantee / Warranty Issues||0|
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Contact InformationPrincipal: Mr. Frank DeFilippo (Owner)Mr. Anthony J. Chiaramonte Mr. Nicholas Charles Higgins Mr. Wensley Robin McFarlane Mr. Mark Roberto Mr. James Michael Tomasso
Reloader Schemes, Timeshare Recovery, Timeshare Resale and Rental Marketing, Timeshares
Alternate Business NamesEuro American Timeshare, LLC, Transatlantic Timeshare, LLC, Euroamerican Timeshares, National Timeshare Liquidators, Transatlantic Timeshares, Real Estate Purchasing Syndicate
Industry TipsBBB Warns of Deceptive Travel-Related Promotions
Reselling Your Timeshare
Timeshare Scams Can Bilk the Unsuspecting
Vacation and Travel
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- Billing or Collection
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Industry Tips for Reloader Schemes, Timeshare RecoveryBBB Warns of Deceptive Travel-Related Promotions
Reselling Your Timeshare
Timeshare Scams Can Bilk the Unsuspecting
Vacation and Travel
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Update as of March 8, 2013
Senior United States District Judge Kenneth L. Ryskamp sentenced defendants Anthony J. Chiaramonte, of New York City, Nicholas Charles Higgins, of Boynton Beach, Florida, Wensley Robin McFarlane, of Lake Worth, Florida, and James Michael Tomasso, of Boca Raton, Florida, for conspiring to commit mail and wire fraud, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1349.
Defendant Chiaramonte was sentenced to 51 months in prison; defendant Higgins was sentenced to one year and one day in prison; defendant McFarlane was sentenced to 90 months in prison; and defendant Tomasso was sentenced to 42 months in prison.
These defendants participated in a telemarketing boiler room through which telemarketers negotiated to purchase victim-owned timeshares on condition that the victim paid an advanced fee to cover such things as a title search. This fee ranged as high as tens of thousands of dollars. The victims were also told that this fee would be refunded to them at closing together with the money the conspirators were to pay them for the timeshares. None of these purchases ever occurred. In total, the conspiracy victimized over 1,000 people, many of whom were senior citizens, and cost the victims, in aggregate, more than $2.5 million.
A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida at http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/fls.
Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at http://www.flsd.uscourts.gov or on http://pacer.flsd.uscourts.gov.
Update as of December 17, 2012
As of December 17, 2012, Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and Michael B. Steinbach, Acting Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Miami Field Office, announced Senior United States District Judge Kenneth L. Ryskamp sentenced defendant Frank DeFilippo, 45, of Boca Raton, Florida, to 151 months incarceration for conspiring to commit mail and wire fraud in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1349.
Defendant DeFilippo, a former New York City Police detective, organized a boiler room in which telemarketers negotiated to purchase victim-owned timeshares if the victim paid them an advanced fee to cover such things as a title search. This fee ranged as high as tens of thousands of dollars. The victims were also told that this fee would be refunded to them at closing together with the money the conspirators were to pay them for the timeshares. None of these purchases ever occurred. In total, the conspiracy victimized over 1,000 people, many of whom were senior citizens, and cost the victims, in aggregate, of more than $2.5 million.
For further assistance please contact the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida at http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/fls, call 305-961-9001 or you may send a written inquiry to the United States Attorney's Office, Southern District of Florida, 99 NE 4th Street, Miami, Fl. 33132.
As of July 8, 2011, Case No. 11-8253-JMH, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida Wifredo A. Ferrer, John V. Gillies, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)-Miami Field Office and Daniel C. Alexander, Chief of Police - Boca Raton Police Department announced the arrest of defendants James Michael Tomasso, Wensley Robin Mcfarlane, and Nicholas Charles Higgins, of Palm Beach County, for conspiring to commit mail and wire fraud in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1349.
According to the criminal complaint filed with the court, the defendants were engaged in a scheme to defraud timeshare owners of thousands of dollars. Operating under the names of Euroamerican Timeshares, LLC., E.A.T. Sales, LLC., National Timeshare Liquidators, LLC., and Real Estate Purchasing Syndicate, LLC., the defendants and others would call timeshare owners outside of Florida and offer to purchase their timeshare on condition that the timeshare owner/seller would send them thousands of dollars in up-front fees. The owners were promised that the fees would be returned to them at the closing. No purchases or sales ever occurred. These fees were simply split amongst the various telemarketers involved in the fraud. To further the scheme, the names of the companies involved frequently changed. This permitted the "new" company to re-solicit the timeshare owner. In total, this scheme took in over three (3) million dollars.
A complaint is only an accusation, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
For further assistance contact the United States Attorney for the Southern District at 305.961.9001.