Universal Advertising Associates, Inc and Universal Timeshare Sales Associates might both have “Universal” and “Associates” in their names, though that is where a likeness ends. Universal Advertising Associates, Inc an A+ Rated promotion association in Cincinnati, Ohio wants to do all in their energy to heed themselves from Universal Timeshare Sales Associates, an F-Rated timeshare reseller business purportedly handling out of Beaverton, Oregon.
Universal Advertising Associates, Inc has never sole timeshares. So because a difficulty between these dual businesses? According to calls perceived by Universal Advertising Associates, Inc., from Universal Timeshare’s customers, Universal Timeshare Sales Associates attempts to evade their bad rating with BBB by revelation consumers to demeanour adult a BBB Business Review of Universal Advertising Associates, Inc instead of their own.
Universal Timeshare Sales Associates has an F-Rating with a BBB due to a settlement of complaints alleging Universal Timeshare Sales Associates destroy to respect their contracts. According to consumers, a business contacts them charity to buy their timeshare. Consumers contend a association afterwards states there is a customer in a bureau prepared to buy a timeshare; in sequence to finish a transaction, Universal Timeshare Sales Associates asks for income adult front to cover a estimate price and a send and pretension hunt of $1,798. Customers state after they send money, they do not hear from a association and do not get their income back.
The purported ploy to evade their bad BBB rating seems to have worked for a small while until confused consumers began contacting Universal Advertising Associates, Inc with their complaints. Universal Advertising Associates, Inc is now operative closely with BBB to safeguard that consumers are wakeful of a disproportion between these dual businesses. BBB reminds consumers when looking adult a BBB Business Review, determine that a information we have matches a business information in a review, so we know we are looking adult a right business.
BBB also contacted Universal Timeshare Sales Associates to forewarn them of a situation. The owners of Universal Timeshare Sales Associates, Travis Whitten was understandably repelled to hear that any of his sales associates would have re-directed consumers to another business’s BBB Business Review. He settled that he will demeanour into a matter and take any required stairs to safeguard this does not occur again.
This isn’t a initial time BBB has had issues with a approach Universal Timeshare Sales Associates has advertised itself. According to BBB files on Oct 7, 2010, BBB became wakeful that Universal Timeshare Sales Associates was advising consumers to perspective a “BBB permit number” in e-mails it was promulgation to consumers. BBB does not emanate permit numbers. This matter implies a association is dependent with BBB, though Universal Timeshare Sales Associates is not accredited with BBB.
On Feb 9, 2011, BBB perceived a sealed agreement from Travis Whitten that this information will be private from all advertising. As of Mar 30, 2011, BBB was told that this association has continued to use a above-mentioned information in a sales presentations.
If we have mislaid income to or feel we have been trick by Universal Timeshare Sales Associates, BBB encourages we to file a censure with BBB and hit your internal law coercion group and/or your state’s consumer insurance group to news this business.