New Recordation Activity May Signal a Change of Unburdening Strategy

TTR first wrote about this in June 2013. Since then, we’ve learned new details. TTR believes the recordation of three deeds may reveal a modus operandi worth noting.

We have tracked 3 separate reports of this activity now. Here  the recording sequence of deeds taken in from an unburdening program:

  1.  Property Relief, with Robert Pickel as the named Attorney in Fact, using VP Title recorded the deeds from  the original owners to a person that TTR has identified as a suspect asset-less individual and notified the association of the transfer.
  2. Then, sometime in the last 3 months of the year the suspect asset-less individual recorded deed backs to the the original owners. These deeds were recorded without notice to the Association which was outside of the resort’s transfer policy. The suspect asset-less individual was not delinquent in the payment of assessments on these intervals at the time of redecoration.
  3. These deeds were recorded without the knowledge of the original owners. So the original owners, believing that they had been relieved of the obligation to pay assessments, were unaware that they were shown in the County Records as the owners again.
  4. Assessment bills were sent out to the asset-less individual but he secretly transferred the weeks back to the original owners. So the bills were sent to the wrong person.
  5. Then after the first of the year, using Pacific Transfer, using the same power of attorney from the original owners records a deed to a person that TTR has identified as a “broker,” who we suspect as being insolvent. In one case, this transfer occurred after the assessments had become delinquent, so prior to submitting the transfer request, someone from Pacific Transfer called and paid the assessments using a credit card.

We believe this method of operation is designed to so that the asset-less individual can avoid being technically liable for assessments when the bills are sent out for them.   Our Subscribers should let us know if they see similar activity at their resort.

Washington State Attorney General Announces Major Timeshare Transfer Case

TTR is very encouraged to see the State of Washington take comprehensive legal action against one of the largest unburdening operations. We will keep you updated as this case progresses through the courts.

To see the entire complaint please go to: Complaint against Jonathon and Christine Gibbs

 TTR has updated and cross referenced its records on the companies, Asset-Less Entities and individuals identified below:

On May 30, 2013 the Attorney General of the State of Washington filed a lawsuit alleging violations of the Consumer Protection Act and other state laws based on Defendants’ timeshare transfer and discount travel membership schemes. This lawsuit was filed against JONATHAN GIBBS, individually and his marital community; CHRISTINE GIBBS, individually and her marital community and all of their Timeshare and Travel Related Businesses, including SUMMIT MARKETING ASSOCIATES LLC, FINANCIAL RECOVERY SOLUTIONS, LLC WE COLLECT TIMESHARES LLC, dba TIMESHARE FREEDOM, DIRECT TRANSFERS, LLC; PRUDENTIAL WEST LLC, SAFE HANDS TRANSFERS LLC, APEX PROFESSIONALS LLC, PREFERRED TRANSFERS LLC, CORNERSTONE CLOSING LLC, GREAT TIMESHARE BARGAINS LLC, MAR MAC ETT LLC, EAGLE VENTURE ASSOCIATES LLC, ELLIOTS WORLD LLC, GLOBAL ACQUISITION ASSOCIATES LLC, GOLDEN ROYALTY ADVISORS LLC, LUDDERS WINE LLC, POY DEVELOPERS LLC, THE GOLDEN GRILL LLC, THE MIDDLE SEAT LLC, THE THROWN APPLE LLC, ALEW, LLC; VAN DRIVER’S CONSULTING, CALLAHAN AND ZALINSKY ASSOCIATES LLC, ST HAMM MANAGEMENT LLC, REAL TIMSHAREHELP .COM, a Domain Name; TIMESHARE HOLDING COMPANY LLC, VACATIONCHOICES LLC,  CHOICE RESORT VACATIONS LLC, and other yet unknown Timeshare and Travel Related Businesses and Jane Does and John Does. In addition, transfers from these operations were made to the following individuals: Shanta Grover, Keith Barkas, Yvonne Barkas, George Barkas, Cynthia Barkas, Stella Dirks, Charles Banyard, Timothy Jackson, and Ruthie Hayes.  The Gibbses reside in Olympia at 3630 Pennant Court NW, Olympia, 2 Washington 98512; their current mailing address is P.O. Box 13199 Olympia, WA 98508.