A cold caller from the States by the name of Prime International LLC approaches timeshare owners from all over the world and offers a rental agreement for their timeshare.
It all sounds great, the property will be rented out with guarantee and an estimate of the amount of rent to be received is included in the contract.
What doesn’t sound that great is the fact that Prime International LLC requests a 10% deposit payment over the estimated rental income, which rounds about $1500
This has to be paid upfront!
Although Prime International LLC is based in the USA, the payment they request has to be transferred into a Mexican bank account.
Contact details for Prime International LLC are, 101 E Erie St # 127 Chicago, IL USA, 60611. Toll Free US phone: 1 866-978-7204, Fax: 1 312-674-7274
A worrying fact is also that Prime International LLC displays on their website the logos of both ARDA and RDO. We have confirmed with both that this company is not affiliated to any of these.
RDO recently placed a warning on their website to make consumers aware of this: http://www.rdo.org/Consumers/Consumer-Alerts.htm?NewsID=794
To make it all even more credible to the consumer, after payment the consumer receives notification from a company called Alpha Trustee Company to confirm his money is placed in an Escrow Account.
The website of Alpha Trustee Company: http://www.alphatrusteecompany.com/ also displays the RDO logo and yet again this is wrong as they are not connected to the RDO at all.
The fact that these companies cold call consumers and display on their website logos from ARDA and RDO without permission makes us believe they should not be trusted and recommend caution when dealing with these mentioned companies.
If you have received a call from Prime International LLC with a guaranteed rental offer for your timeshare ownership, please let us know
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