|June 22, 2012
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Attorney General Pam Bondi released the following statement regarding the ceremonial bill signing today of the Timeshare Resale Accountability Act, which protects timeshare owners from timeshare resale fraud in Florida. Timeshare resale fraud complaints have been the top category of complaints received by the Attorney General’s Office over the past several years. Attorney General Bondi supported this legislation to strengthen existing laws by addressing unfair and deceptive marketing and advertising practices by timeshare resale companies. House Bill 1001 was sponsored by Representative Eric Eisnaugle and Senate Bill 1408 was sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Andy Gardiner.
“By strengthening Florida’s timeshare resale laws and focusing on marketing and advertising practices, we can protect timeshare owners from unscrupulous companies that may try to scam them during the resale process,” stated Attorney General Pam Bondi.