A business operator that was the focus of a 2018 Better Business Bureau consumer warning has been ordered to pay back consumers more than $1 million as part of an Arkansas court judgement.
Real Travel LLC owner Brian Scroggs, who operated a timeshare exit company, was ordered by a Benton County judge to pay nearly $2.7 million in restitution.
From a Better Business Bureau news release,
“Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge filed a case against Scroggs and co-defendant Bart Bowe in August 2019. In its complaint, the state alleged Scroggs and Bowe opened a new business, Real Travel LLC, “in response to a consumer alert issued by the BBB in October 2018.” The complaint alleged Real Travel LLC was legally based in Arkansas, but conducted business from Springfield, Missouri. Bowe was ordered in October 2020 to pay restitution of $50,000.
Consumers alleged Real Travel LLC was unsuccessful in getting them out of their timeshares after paying thousands of dollars up front for their services.”