Calgary: Government of Alberta investigators uncovered an apparent Ponzi scheme following a tip from Crime Stoppers. Between 2009 and 2012, several customers signed contracts with Pamela Vanberg and her businesses to buy time share-style use of a motorhome. After paying membership fees ranging from $5,000 to $45,000, the consumers allegedly did not receive access to the motorhome nor did they receive refunds as promised.
The seven victims represented in the charges allegedly lost a total of $118,852. Sixty-three Criminal Code and Fair Trading Act charges have been filed against Vanberg and her businesses, Calgary Motorhome Inc., and Canada Motorhome Inc.
Investigators believe there may be more victims and are encouraging anyone who experienced difficulties after entering into a contract with any of the accused parties to contact Service Alberta’s Consumer Contact Centre (toll-free in Alberta) at 1-877-427-4088.
Vanberg also operated companies with the following names that have not been charged: Calgary Motorhome Club, Canada Motorhome Club, AB Luxury RV Inc., AB RV, and RV Owner Group.