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2048 N Western Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73106

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Dean Howard Properties in Oklahoma city

Date: 12/10/2016 8:24 AM (PST)

We have been contacted by this US company wanting to buy our deeded property in Mexico. We are trying to check to see if a legit company or scam. If their offer is legit we could make a considerable return. Any ideas, we have hired an attorney

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Date: 12/13/2016 1:51 PM (PST)

Hi Kevin. Timeshare sales, brokers, and re-seller laws vary by state. In Oklahoma, the Oklahoma Securities Commission regulates Timeshare sales and dealers in Oklahoma. In researching Dean Howard Properties, I could not locate a valid professional license or business registration for the company or locate a representative associated with Dean Howard Properties. I noticed that their website was just created on October 13, 2016 but it was privately registered so there is no company or registrant information available. We suggest you research the business thoroughly, including checking reviews or complaints posted about the business.

If you’re selling a timeshare, be cautious of promises of lots of money quickly and a request for an upfront fee. Those are two key signs of timeshare resale scam — and someone you don’t want to do business with. It is risky to pay anyone before services are rendered. Thoroughly check out the company before agreeing to any services. Interview the company and double check how long they have been in business how many transfers or sales they have completed, the name of the company’s owner, what the complete process for transferring is and all associated fees. Check with your timeshare to see if they have heard of the company you are considering. Some individuals have paid companies for services only to find out that the timeshare developer or company will not recognize the transfer, or sale, as valid. They end up still owning the timeshare.

We have a very informative Blog post that contains tips and what to look out for in a timeshare relief company. You can read the Blog here https://bcablogpost.wordpress.com/2013/07/23/kims-catch-of-the-day-timeshare-.

Kevin, I would also like to let you know about a new program developed exclusively for consumers called the Consumer Ally program. It was made for a community of consumers who share our mission of protecting people like you from being scammed by promoting first-rate business practices and warning other of scams. It's free to sign up, which you can do here: http://www.checkbca.org/consumer-ally. You can contact me at atingler@checkbca.org if you have any questions. Thank you.

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Date: 2/24/2017 10:23 AM (PST)

I have also been contacted by Dean Howard in Oklahoma City with an offer that's almost to good to be true for my timeshare week.
I was wondering what Kevin M decided to do with his offer from them or if anyone else has had any experience with them?

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Date: 2/24/2017 5:05 PM (PST)

Hi Charles. Thank you for your inquiry. I have reached out to Kevin M. and invited him to respond to your question. I asked if he ended up doing business with Dean Howard Properties or if he has any additional information to provide. I will forward any information I receive that may be of assistance to you.

According to our report https://www.checkbca.org/report/dean-howard-properties-156272320 we have received over 335 inquiries on the business but have not received any complaints or reviews. You can check our report regularly to see if we receive any complaints or reviews. You can also sign up for our Consumer Ally program. It was made for a community of consumers who share our mission of protecting people like you from being scammed by promoting first-rate business practices and warning other of scams. It's free to sign up, which you can do here: http://www.checkbca.org/consumer-ally. You can contact me at atingler@checkbca.org if you have any other questions. Thank you.

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Date: 3/1/2017 12:33 PM (PST)

Dear All,
I was contacted by Dean Howard Properties just yesterday as well. Allison, please include me in the information you receive (if any) from Kevin. I would like to know as well. I'm currently doing my own investigation before I sign the form they sent me, along with sending them my contract. As you suggested, I will look into Consumer Ally program as well. Thank you again for this information and any additional information you can share.

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Date: 3/1/2017 3:02 PM (PST)

Hi Anna. Thank you for your interest in information we have about Dean Howard Properties. You are doing the right thing by checking them out before doing business with them. Any additional information we receive will be added to the company's Reputation Report. You can check periodically for updates here https://www.checkbca.org/report/dean-howard-properties-156272320.

Since Timeshare Resale and Timeshare Transfer laws and regulations vary by state, we suggest you contact your state's Real Estate regulatory agency to find out if there are specific regulations the company is required to follow for consumers in your state. Dean Howard Properties appears to be located in Oklahoma and they would need to adhere to the laws in their state as well. You can contact the Oklahoma Real Estate Commission here https://www.ok.gov/OREC/ and the Oklahoma Securities Commission here http://www.securities.ok.gov/. I encourage you, and everyone else, to continue to post information you find about Dean Howard Properties or to my email atingler@checkbca.org.

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Date: 3/1/2017 3:14 PM (PST)

I am very interested that someone on this thread was just contacted - as I was contacted this very week myself. I received the contract and there is no upfront monies required. interestingly enough I can find NO reviews for this company. Really odd. I wonder if the person who was contacted 2/24/2017 has moved ahead with this? I am really tempted to do so...but am hesitating.

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Date: 3/1/2017 4:12 PM (PST)

Hi Carol. Thank you for letting us know you have been contacted by Howard Dean Properties as well. We also noticed that the company does not have any online reviews and we could not locate any business or industry licensing or registration for Dean Howard Properties located in Oklahoma. This is concerning since the company advertises they have 12 years of experience in the timeshare industry but they do not offer any names of their principals, professionals, or other business information to support their claim. We have called their business phone number, (405) 594-4014, and a live person does not answer the phone. The do not answer as Dean Howard Properties. Instead, a robotic-sounding message that says "hello" and provides business hours. After a pause, the recording states they cannot take the call and asks caller to leave a message. No company name or identifying information is provided.

You stated that the company is not requesting any advanced payment, but that it not necessarily an indicator that the company is legitimate. We strongly suggest you contact your state's Real Estate regulatory agency as well as the Oklahoma Real Estate Commission https://www.ok.gov/OREC/ and the Oklahoma Securities Commission here http://www.securities.ok.gov/ to find out what the laws are for Timeshare Sellers in Oklahoma, where the company advertises they are located.

I will post any new information received on this thread as well as the company 's report https://www.checkbca.org/report/dean-howard-properties-156272320.

Thank you again, Carol.

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Date: 3/1/2017 7:55 PM (PST)

So, i went ahead and faxed all my paperwork in - just to see. The phone # on the contract from Dean Howard Company 405 594 4014 was answered by a human when I called in - and that human forwarded me directly to Brandon the agent who had initially contacted me. So i"m thinking...hmmm. But then Brandon called back and told me that I had to pay $2,000 + transfer fee (2 years of maintenance fee and something else - not sure as I was losing interest at this point) It DOES state this on my initial contract from Mayan Palace as policy for transferring the property. I am just going to see how far this goes. I'll keep you posted. I'll call your sources too - and thanks for answering me!!!

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Date: 3/15/2017 3:15 PM (PST)

Hi everyone:
This co. contacted me today with a very high & unlikely offer. Two of the six elements of my ownership were incorrect. I emailed them back and shared with them the corrected elements.

Today's https://www.checkbca.org/report/dean-howard-properties-156272320 rates this co. as a D.

I am interested in how each of you proceeds with this and your respective experiences. I own several timeshares but would like to sell the one that this co. has called about.

JanW.


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Date: 3/15/2017 3:24 PM (PST)

Don't do it - i checked them out very thoroughly. Crooked. Called all the agencies that I was advised to call. I went very far into the process- I'm regretting that I gave the any of my info

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Date: 3/15/2017 3:38 PM (PST)

Don't do it. Rip off, we lost a lot of money and even had our attorney involved. We only hope this doesn't happen to others!!

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Date: 3/15/2017 8:59 PM (PST)

Kevin....i am so sorry. They really did seem "realish". I know why you were fooled. I've alerted equifax, etc to guard my identity info just in case. really something how this guy was so convincing.

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Date: 3/16/2017 9:27 AM (PST)

Hello everyone. Thank you Carol, Jan, and Kevin for your feedback and additional information.

As Jan mentioned, we have updated our report on Dean Howard Properties https://www.checkbca.org/report/dean-howard-properties-156272320 which now includes our Comments & Analysis and other helpful information and tips when dealing with a Timeshare Reseller, especially if you have received an unsolicited call or mailing offers to sell your timeshare. We suggest you contact your state's Real Estate licensing and regulatory agency to find out if the company is licensed or is required to be licensed for their services and verify the information on the license matches the company's information. Some scammers have even posed as legitimate businesses in order to perpetrate the fraud and after they have collected their fees, they disappear.
We offer some warning signs to look out for that the offer may be a scheme:

• Upfront payments or advance fees requested before any services have been provided and requests to pay fees in cash, by wire transfer, money order, or cashier's check. These forms of payment offer you little recourse if they are paid to a fraudster.
• They have no physical address only a PO Box or mail drop location or the address provided is does not belong to the company. Also, be cautious if the sales person refuses to meet with you in person, doesn't provide a business phone number, or the information provided cannot be verified.
• High pressure tactic to sell now or sign a contract before you have time to review the terms and understand what you are getting into.
• Exaggerated claims or unrealistic offers. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
• Claims that the market is "hot" or that they have buyers ready to buy your timeshare.
• Promises or guarantees to refund upfront payments if the timeshare is not sold. These guarantees are often empty promises.
• Requests that you provide personal financial information, including a bank account and/or credit card number, over the phone or over the Internet.
• Statements that you can simply "walk away" from your timeshare by transferring it to a third party.
• Advice that you should not talk with someone else regarding the offer.

We encourange anyone having done business with this company and have had a negative experience to file a complaint here https://www.checkbca.org/filecomplaint.aspx?id=156272320 or post a review about your experience or concerns here https://www.checkbca.org/postreview.aspx?id=156272320

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Date: 3/24/2017 12:46 PM (PST)

Do NOT deal with Dean Howard Properties. We also were contacted by Dean Howard Properties with a "to good to be true" offer on our timeshare in Mexico. The real estate agent who contacted us used the name Michael Miller. We asked for his Real Estate License and he emailed us a link to to the OK Real Estate Licensing Commission. We reviewed the license information for Michael Miller and it listed a different real estate office. We called the real estate office shown on the license and spoke to Michael Miller - not the same Michael Miller from Dean Howard Properties. We forward the Dean Howard Properties email to the real Michael Miller and he has filed a complaint with the OK Real Estate Commission.

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Date: 3/24/2017 1:40 PM (PST)

Hi Denise. Thank you for posting your experience and research findings. It was prudent of you to checkout the validity of the Real Estate license Michael Miller provided, which we believe he also goes by the name Michael Gordon. We have been unable to verify that Dean Howard Properties is a licensed Real Estate business or that Dean Howard Properties is a registered business in Oklahoma. The information you, and everyone else, have provided is very helpful and should be taken under consideration by anyone consider doing business with Dean Howard Properties.

Denise, I like to inform you as well about a program developed exclusively for consumers called the Consumer Ally program. It was made for a community of consumers who share our mission of protecting people like you from being scammed by promoting first-rate business practices and warning other of scams. It's free to sign up, which you can do here: http://www.checkbca.org/consumer-ally. You can contact me at atingler@checkbca.org if you have any questions. Thank you.

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Date: 3/27/2017 1:55 PM (PST)

Thank you all for sharing your experience. I have also been contacted by a Jessica Hensley of Dean properties with an off the chart offer for my time share. I will not pursue this further due to your inputs and experience. Thanks again.

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Date: 3/27/2017 2:01 PM (PST)

Hi Edgar. Thank you for providing the name of the person who contacted you. Although they are most likely using an alias, we will add Jessica Hensley as a company contact to alert others on the names of representatives the company uses.

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Date: 4/12/2017 3:37 PM (PST)

Hi everyone:
I am from Monterrey Mexico, and i have a share time in Club Westin Regina in Cancun MEX.
I have been contact by Jessica from Dean Howard properties at Oklahoma, with a very big offer for my contract, I asked the the 50 in advance just to see if it is true, I am waiting for an answer, I will keep you posted

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Date: 4/12/2017 4:14 PM (PST)

Hi Manuel, Thank you for providing us with your experience. We strongly urge caution against doing business with this company based on the concerns and experiences of others, and our research showing that the company is most likely a scam. We have updated our report https://www.checkbca.org/report/dean-howard-properties-156272320 with Comments and Considerations regarding this company and general information on the timeshare industry. We look forward to hearing your updates in the near future.

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Date: 4/20/2017 1:01 PM (PST)

We have been contacted as well yesterday by a representive named James Alexander. I am so glad that I searched and found this information as I figured it was a scam. I wanted to let others know this guys name to go along with Jessica Hensley and Michael Miller. I will say I would be one pissed off person if someone was using my Real Estate license information. I worked too hard for my real estate business reputation to have it blow up because of a scam company. I hope Michael goes after them hard. Thank you again everyone.

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Date: 4/20/2017 2:14 PM (PST)

Hi Melissa, Thank you for sharing. We are glad you found our ATE Forum and information relating to Dean Howard Properties. We have added James Alexander to this company's BCA report. The information and experiences provided by yourself and others on this forum have proven to be very helpful and we thank all of you for your contributions.

As mentioned in a previous post, BCA has a program developed exclusively for consumers called the Consumer Ally program. It was made for a community of consumers who share our mission of protecting people like you from being scammed by promoting first-rate business practices and warning other of scams. The Consumer Ally program is free for consumers to join.

At BCA, we feel it's very important to educate the public on trends like scams, new laws and providing helpful tips to empower the public in making wise purchasing decisions. This program is an elite community of consumers who share our vision for a safe marketplace. We can't be everywhere at once so we depend on feedback from the public to help our efforts. You can read more about our Consumer Ally Program here https://www.checkbca.org/consumer-ally and check out our list of other free consumer services here https://www.checkbca.org/consumers.aspx. Thank you.

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