The national capital of timeshare sales is right here in Central Florida, also home to the office of attorney Jonathan Rose. Rose has honed his expertise in timeshare fraud cases and has helped many business owners defend themselves against timeshare fraud allegations.
How did this happen?
If you have received a target letter from the federal government in connection with a timeshare fraud case, you may be asking yourself, “How did this happen?”
There are a few different ways timeshare fraud can occur even without the business owners’ knowledge.
1. Telemarketers knowingly deviated from the approved sales script
The State of Florida must approve all scripts telemarketers use via the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS). Telemarketers must follow the approved script when they sell timeshares to potentials clients. However, some telemarketers may try to deviate from the script in an attempt to make more sales. This practice is illegal and it can it results in charges of timeshare fraud.
2. Telemarketers unknowingly deviated from the approved sales script
Sometimes, call center managers distribute unapproved scripts, also called hot scripts, to telemarketers. Managers distribute hot scripts in an attempt to make more sales from a script that they know would not be approved by the FDACS. In these cases, telemarketers unknowingly follow an unapproved script, which results in malpractice and in timeshare fraud.
Deviating from the approved script is illegal
Deviating from the approved script is illegal and puts the business owner in a vulnerable position. The business owner and his or her partners are held accountable for the fraud whether or not they are aware of the illegal practices within the company. Indeed, if for any reason telemarketers deviated from the approved script, the business owner would be held responsible. When the FDACS receives several complaints, an investigator sends a subpoena or a target letter to the business owner.
Do not ignore a target letter
If you have received a target letter in the mail, you are under investigation for a crime but have not yet been charged. It is very important to take this letter seriously and to contact an attorney experienced in federal law.
If you have already been charged, call the law office of Jonathan Rose to discuss your case. When taking on a timeshare fraud case at this stage, Mr. Rose is adept at navigating the complex issues embedded in timeshare fraud charges and helping his clients reach the best possible conclusion given the nature of their cases.
To learn more about the firm’s services in this area of law, please request an initial consultation. Call 407-894-4555, or contact the Orlando office via email at [email protected]