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Missouri to Participate in Initiative Against Deceptive Timeshare and Travel Promoters

Attorney General Chris Koster has announced that Missouri will join other states in preventing deceptive timeshare and travel promoters from scamming citizens out of money.

In an effort to thwart deceitful travel businesses, Attorney General Koster hopes to educate consumers about travel or timeshare scams.

According to a press release from Koster’s office, people are often tricked out of hundreds or even thousands of dollars for vacations they do not receive. The release goes on to state that in March, Koster sued a travel-package business called Mr. Nice Guy’s Vacations Corporation that collected payments from at least 35 consumers and did not provide vacations as promised.

KSMU was unable to connect with the business owner, Andrew Callison.

Missourians are encouraged to beware of unsolicited offers, timeshare businesses asking to pay up-front fees, and high pressure sales presentations, and are being asked to carefully review paperwork for any vacation package.

Those who are experiencing problems with travel or timeshare providers are asked to contact the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Hotline at 800-392-8222 or file a complaint online at ago.mo.gov.