The Better Business Bureau today warns two Beaverton companies may be taking customers for a ride after taking money to sell their time shares.

Kyle Kavas with the B.B.B. said, after the consumers are convinced to pay big fees, they don't receive any follow up from the company they don't get any contracts and then they assume their properties been sold or listed when it hasn't.

According to the B.B.B. Universal Timeshare Sales Associates has 26 complaints and Leisure Property Management has 13 complaints. Both list the same Beaverton address as the business location but with different suite numbers.

KGW discovered the address of 14525 SW Millikan Way in Beaverton does not exist. A customer representative of Universal told KGW it s new address is 11790 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Highway but that too is a non-existent location.

When asked of the representative who said they were speaking from Beaverton , What is the name of the largest city near Beaverton? the representative said they didn t know.

Most of the nearly 50 consumers who have filed formal complaints against Universal and Leisure with either the BBB or the Oregon Attorney General are from states back east. A man from Canada who only wanted to be known as Gerardo said, $1,900 is what I paid for them (Universal) to sell my timeshare for them to find a buyer and sell my property but if they don't sell it in 90 days I was going to pay nothing.

But Gerardo who said he paid $1,900 to Universal last September says the company has never called him back and keeps telling him they have a buyer but then never come through.

The Oregon Real Estate Agency says neither company is licensed in the state to sell time shares. The agencies best advice, Never pay up front for someone to sell property or a timeshare. No one from either Universal or Leisure returned KGW s calls for comment.

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