Below is an account from a Canadian reader whose parents were solicited by Lando Resorts Corporation:
My parents, who live in Canada, were scammed by Lando Resorts Corporation, who is under the Berkley Group umbrella. In February 2011, they were sold a vacation package over the phone which did not mention that they were required to sit through 8 hrs of deceptive sales methods, which were really high pressure and other forms of fraud. My parents kept refusing to purchase, but were then told that they can buy the unit cheaper “right now” because of “built-in equity”, something which they apparently tell lots of people and is false. They were also told that they would have to attend another sales presentation if they did not purchase, otherwise, they would not get their vouchers for the rest of their vacation spots.
To make a long story short, there are several inconsistencies in the contractual agreement for the timeshare, which make it non binding, according to the lawyer that they hired. Currently we are in the process of getting them to reply to a letter that the lawyer has sent them, but as you can guess, there have been not attempts made on their part to contact either the lawyer or my parents regarding the letter. However, harassing phone calls have been made to my parents that they owe money and that they will be forwarded to a collections agency, which according to other testimonials I found on the web, are also under the Berkley Group.
The great news is that the Lando Resorts Corporation cannot do anything to my parents as they are Canadian citizens only. They can threaten them as much as they want, but in the end if they do want to get something out of them, they will have to come to Canada and press charges here, which I highly doubt that they will do as they would loose in a court battle due to the numerous errors in their contract, and it would also cost them more to fight my parents than what the contract is actually is worth.
I truly find it really sad that such deceptive sales practices are used on people by the Lando Resorts Corporation, and that they take advantage and make fraudulent claims to seniors. If anyone is considering a class-action law suite against Lando Resorts Corporation (Berkely Group), please let me know.