I am being hassled about this right now. I refused to pay my aviawest account after they said I could cancel my contract and continued billing me.
Today I got a call from there collection branch and they are threatening to take me court for the 14K I owe.
Who is a good lawyer for dealing with this?
I bought a timeshare with AVIAWEST by the end of 2011. By the beginning of 2012, I was completely disappointed with them because they did not honour their contract and I stop paying them. Shortly after, they threatening me with taking me to court and did the same. I contracted a lawyer, who at the end I had to let go. By July 2012, I went to court against AVIAWEST and I won the trial right on the spot. AVIAWEST was order to pay me back around $2,500.00 dollars. Until know, I have not heard from AVIAWEST and I have not received any compensation either. Today, I received an invoice from RCI for $178.25 dollars, which I do not intend to pay, of course. Back in July, 2012, I was informed by the Judge who ruled on my favour to ignore any companies such as CRELOGIX and RCI which may try to scare me into paying them anything. My question, should I wait for RCI and CRELOGIX to take me to court or should I begin to start a new trial against them to get my money back? I am sure of one thing; I will not pay them a penny.
Kim probably did work for Aviawest in Nanaimo. Lost her job no doubt without severance and such. Would you like fries with that? lol BY the way they are called Watermint Resorts now.
They are a scam now judging by all the trouble they are with BC Securiyies Commissions. Ripped clients for over $12million. Google the name Aviawest. Surprise surprise...You brainwashed much?
It's a scam, but its aviawest. They took my husband and I for over $15,000 because they didnt' cancel our contract when we requested. Please please please do not get suckered into this.
In the same boat...
JAY YOU ARE A LOSER. It's funny how you talk so negative about the owners Andrew,Susan, Lawrence and here's a few things he say about them
Andrew should retire because he is old and has no business sense. Making stupid purchases like the a place I think he said it was called the pinnacle.
Lawrence spends money on stupid things. Maybe he should sell his mansion and boat so he could pay off the 98 million that his family owes and if they are really in trouble that they should do some cut backs of there own. He also said that Lawrence thinks he knows everything, just a know it all. He also said that Lawrence wants his dad to step down so he could take over. They constantly fight in front of people.
Maybe you should grow some balls and tell them that you are tired of being sent to all the different locations because you can't keep a manager long enough at any location.
Trying to escape Aviawest
We stupidly bought 40,000 RCI travel points through Aviawest in 2008. Sucked in through the "you have won a key to a Lexus car" phone call . Followed a by super high pressure sales team effort. Now they send us a letter DEMANDING maintenance fees be paid for in advance with less than 8 business days to comply to their monthly payment plan just before Christmas!
We have offered them our points back (we paid $16,081.14 for them + maintenance and RCI fees) and we have even offered to pay the legal tranfer fees. We have asked that they let us out of the contract and we are giving them back our points back and have 80,000 points banked and EVERYTHING paid up to date! We are willing to let Aviawest keep our $16,081.14 and sure hope that they will let us out of this contract. I guess only time will tell. This is starting to feel like a VERY EXPENSIVE prison sentance! I hope my next post has something positive to say about Aviawest!
cAN SURE TELL WHO BUTTERS YOUR BREAD, bRIANNE
I invested in Aviawest, and guess what Money is gone.......SCAM!!!!!! I think they are going bankrupt! STAY AWAY FROM AVIAWEST
Myself and a few friends had been called to attend a seminar in Burnaby a few weeks back. The agent promised that we all would receive $400.00 worth of free gifts just for attending. I guess we all filled out the ballot at the same time.
When we got there, the office was closed, and there were other people waiting as well. After waiting about 30 mins, the security guard approached us and told us that this happens quite often.
We were extremely angry as like many others there, we traveled a distance and had to find babysitting.
The funny thing is that they even called us in the morning to confirm our appointment.
This company is definitely a scam...so please do yourself a favor and hung-up if they try to con you into something they are trying to sell.
Buddy, you must be a horrible salesman!!! Are you that stupid that you let a potential buyer walk out the door without pushing the envelope a little??? What do you live on - food stamps? I wouldn't hire you if you were the last man standing!!! You are a "mental midget" of a salesman!!
They call to confirm the information, you only have to be over the age of 19 in order to win the car. Its simple answer the phone, say im over 19 but not 25, i dont make any money, u get the entry for the car, they hang up .
Hate to call you a liar but you are a liar. There is noone in the office at 8 am, The office doesnt open till 10 am , sounds like a collection agency not avia west. get a grip
All those calls that everyone gets from Aviawest may be no more.... Rumor has it that the Nanaimo based call center that employs over 50 staff will shut its doors on November 1. I guess it's too bad so sad for those out of work employees, some of which have been there for over 10 years.
Seemingly, the company is moving it's call center operations to downtown Victoria... Last I heard, leasing property in downtown Victoria was more expensive than leasing property in Nanaimo.... I've also heard that companies create call centers all over the map i.e. wherever rent is cheap, technology is available and the workforce is skilled.
All in all, this seems like a curious decision by Aviawest's senior management... Maybe these drastic measures are indicative of something else.... Perhaps there is an elephant in the room.
Laura in Victoria
Aviawest is a timeshare/resort, they try to get you to go to their 90 min presentation to sell space at there resorts and tell you that you have a chance to win a car or something good. Your prize at the end is usually a gift certificate to one their resorts so you have to go there to use them.
I just got a phone message saying I might win a Mercedes and he just needs to verify some information. That's how they get you in.
I have been to one of these presentations. Unless you want a vacation spot somewhere it's useless to go.
Reputable companies never have to come on sites like this to claim they are not a SCAM. That dubious privilege is reserved for scammers.
It's sickening that a blight like your "company" even exists.
So what is Aviawest Resort Group and is this promotion a scam??
The answer is no. Since 1991, Aviawest has run an annual sweepstakes in accordance with all provincial and federal laws while rewarding thousands of entrants. We want to encourage you to find out more information about Aviawest:
For info about the company - www.aviawest.com/about
Aviawest in the news - www.aviawest.com/about/news
Or a sample of our resort properties ?
We also have a Travel blog and an Aviawest Owner's Blog - http://www.aviawest.com/blog
Still concerned? Learn more about this promotion at http://www.aviawest.com/bmw/faq
- Brianne Wilson, Marketing & Communications Associate at Aviawest
Unfortunately aviawest, doesn't "buy"phone number lists like other companies, i used to work there. They do get your name and number from a draw, but you could have entered the draw like 10 years ago, no wonder you don't remember! who could!. But when people say they are on the do not call list, it doesn't matter at that company, becuase they use information you actually give them, and on the back of the ballot it does say they have the right to contact you. The only scammy thing is that you can enter years before, and they keep calling you every year telling you, you have entered a draw for whatever the current draw is for. Next time just say I don't care when I entered stop calling me, they are usually pretty good about getting names out of the system right away. and working htere sure made me NEVER enter a draw agaiN!! Good luck to you guys
josh in victoria, bc
they called and asked for my wife... thing is, it is my work line. refused to leave a message.
i called the number back and asked for a supervisor. told them we are on the federal do not call list and that i was filing a complaint with the commission. the supervisor claimed he would remove my number from the database. I got so sick of these calls i started to compile a list of all telemarketers who call us for a pending lawsuit.
the threat was worth a shot anyways...
Pissed off in BC
This is a scam and you should rot in hell.
No you don't HAVE to buy in However there's a lot of pressure to buy and therefore it takes longer than 90 minutes . so you decide. They will give you your goodies reluctantly when you don't buy.
You are right, I have been working for Aviawest for over 10 years. Just google aviawest, go on Youtube people. Its not a scam, you have technology out there that can help you to do research on any company.
"Scam" is defined as: a fraudulent or deceptive act or operation. So yes, this absolutely is a scam. Anyone who says that this is a reputable company probably works there. I received the same phone message from this number (Sophie at Aviawest) saying I had entered a draw to win a BMW . . . . , which I definitely did not. These phone calls are outright lies. Definitely a deceptive act, in my opinion. Something similar happened to my mother many years ago. It was a resort company down in Birch Bay. They promised her a tv for coming down from North Vancouver BC to Washington to listen to their pitch. When it was over and she said she wasn't interested, they told her they were out of tv's. Bottom line: No reputable company would stoop to these unethical practices. You can block their number by calling *60.
There draw goes on for a year. They call you to confirm cause other people enter people just chill out and tell them to stop calling. Its not like those huge telemarketer companies that have no reason calling you. You actually did enter a draw
no they dont buy your info fromother companies, they get itoff the ballot you filled out- the ballet has boxes to check over your age group your income and relationship status- they enter them into their computer and then they get printed onto sheets that the call center uses to call to confirm- if you are wihtin qualifications they will pitch you otherwise they just verify your info and move on. thats why some of the info is wrong sometimes. if you have messy writing it gets entered into the computer wrong- another reason why they call you to confimr,..i used to work there I know how it works- all you need to do is say dont call me and they take you right out of the draw. not the best system but its not hard to get out of the draw it takes you saying three words
regardless, the spam phone call alone is enough to discredit "Avia West" if you want a contest buy a lottery ticket.
pps, does avia west pay well? you put alot of effort into promoting this company...
I've been receiving calls for the past 5 days from 250-716-2650 and no voice message left. I've never picked up just let it go to voice mail
I don't know why they are calling, but this is the second day in a row they've called. Yesterday they left a message, but not today.
I looked up the site and I looked at the rules...I have no idea why they'd be calling me anyways, neither me nor my boyfriend are in the 28-50 age range. If I DID enter a contest and DID give them my contact information (not that I remember doing so in the last couple years), I would've put that I was in the 19-24 age range..so why would they bother calling me?
I got a call from this # this afternoon saying that I'm in for the 2nd draw for a Benz in March. I sorta remember filling out something similar but can't be sure. She knows my name & address as well as my phone # obviously, but she got my age wrong (which seems a bit fishy to me) ... Also, she even asked me the age of my partner and if I'm renting or owning a house, which don't seem to be relevant to me. Well, she didn't ask me for anyother personal info so I'm not quite sure if this is a scam or not.