The leader of a timeshare scam was sentenced to prison Wednesday, Feb. 27

Timeshare Scammer & Associates Caught!

Fine! But you tell me whether you think the scammed timeshare owners will ever see a dime.  Right!  

Daniel Martin Boyar, or “Wolf”, of Orlando, Florida, has been sentenced to more than five years in prison as the leader of a timeshare resale fraud scam that caused over $3 million in losses.

A Hard To Believe Timeshare Scam – Again (3-13-19)

Reading Timeshare Scam Articles Like This Makes A Person Sick! 

Is our government to big to protect the consumer against fraud?

 

We have been reporting on timeshare going on 20 years or more and we still see these scam articles coming across our desk. It really makes a person mad that there are people managing to still scam timeshare owners out of hard earned money.

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*Read this Diamond Resort Scam To A 90 yr. Old Couple! Disgusting!

*Arizona Attorney General Warns of Spike in Timeshare Scams – (3-2-19)

 

Port Townsend WorldMark, A Timeshare Resort

The beautiful nature of Washington state surrounds you at WorldMark Discovery Bay:

Situated near the end of a saltwater cul-de-sac, this relaxing timeshare resort offers both ocean and mountain experiences. Between outdoor adventures, enjoy the view from your own balcony.

The last time you vacationed with your family, did you have a kitchen? A washer/dryer? How about private bedrooms? WorldMark® by Wyndham features spacious, condo-style units and suites for ultimate family vacations. From beach resorts to mountain lodges to off-the-beaten-path adventure, we invite you to discover how your family can make memories that last a lifetime at great resorts like WorldMark Discovery Bay in Port Townsend, Washington.

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Notes From: CLUB WYNDHAM Timeshare Resort Renovations – 2018

We recently renovated a number of your CLUB WYNDHAM resorts as part of our commitment to continuously enhance your timeshare ownership and put your maintenance fee dollars to work. CLUB WYNDHAM features resort properties in destinations around the world with spacious, condo-style units and suites for ultimate family vacations.

Take in the history and charm of Williamsburg, Virginia, with Wyndham Governor’s Green and Wyndham Patriots’ Place. Get your fill of outdoor fun at Wyndham South Shore in Lake Tahoe or Wyndham Smoky Mountains in Tennessee. Taste your way through the foodie hot spots of New Orleans at Wyndham Avenue Plaza or Nashville at Wyndham Nashville. Or visit the Live Entertainment Capital of the World in Branson, Missouri, at Wyndham Branson at The Meadows.

See these renovations for yourself by booking a vacation with CLUB WYNDHAM today!

For more CLUB WYNDHAM resort updates and renovation news, visit the What’s Happening section of your own website: https://www.myclubwyndham.com/mycw/happening.page.

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Bluegreen Resorts Counting On Next Generation Higher Incomes As Selling Points!

 

Bluegreen Resorts Counting On Next Generation Higher Incomes As Selling Points!

It’s also part of a move by the vacation ownership company to lure younger travelers. To do so, Bluegreen is seeking to expand into hip locations offering the types of activities and experiences that millennials may enjoy.

Bluegreen works on a points basis, in which owners buy points to gain access to the company’s properties. The more points owned, the more access a vacation owner has to top properties at peak times. The starting buy-in for points ranges from $10,000 to $15,000, officials said. Points can be carried over to another year, and owners can buy additional points, too.

We here at timesharefun.com are not advocates of the “Points Program” in the timeshare history. We prefer deeded timeshare weeks.  Points is buying air as far as we are concerned.  Also, the resale market is where you want to be if you are considering buying a timeshare property. Check out Tug2.net,  Vacationownershipforless.com .

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Deer Harbor WorldMark Timeshare Resort (RCI)

Enjoy the Pacific Northwest from WorldMark Deer Harbor timeshare resort in Washington:

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Located on Orcas Island, Deer Harbor is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Spend your time exploring local museums, boutiques, art galleries and miles of scenic shoreline.

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191 actions to stop fraudulent operations hawking timeshare property resale services and travel prizes.

What Does Our Government Do About Timeshare Fraud & Scams?

Our government is so large you wonder whether or not they actually do anything. Who do you contact? What offices do you contact? Will they actually do anything? Will they follow-up on a complaint? Will they keep you in the loop about all correspondence? Will they tell you that follow-up information is confidential? Will you hit the stone wall of never hearing from them again? Click on the link below about Federal and State actions taken over the years against shady timeshare operators.

Is our government to big to protect the consumer against fraud?

191 Actions Brought By FTC and Its Law Enforcement Partners

Westgate Resorts Are Suing A Law Firm For Loss Of Business

Mar. 29, 2018

Westgate Resorts seem to be worried about a law firm, U.S. Consumer Attorneys PA, Henry N. Portner and Robert A. Sussman of Florida, alleging false advertising concerning their representing timeshare owners who want out of their timeshare contracts.

Internet Information About Henry N. Porter does not prove much one way or another. Click here.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that the defendants represent themselves as a law firm working “to relieve timeshare owners of their obligations, including owners of Westgate timeshare interests.”  Click here if you want to read further!

 

Anaheim Shell Vacations Club timeshare resort

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Anaheim Shell Vacations Club Timeshare Resort

Explore California’s theme park playground from the comfort of Peacock Suites in Anaheim: 

The Peacock Suites timeshare resort from Shell Vacations Club is convenient to Disneyland® and the Disney California Adventure® Park — plus the shopping, dining and fun of Downtown Disney®.

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Vino Bello Resort, A Napa Shell Vacations Club Timeshare Resort

Experience wine country from the upscale Vino Bello Resort in Napa Valley:

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Enjoy luscious landscapes and beautiful weather as you tour wine country. The Vino Bello Resort is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy a glass of local wine after an exciting day in the vineyard.

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Stories Of More Than 140 People Who Have Had Terrifying Experience In Mexico

Mar. 27, 2018

Stories Of More Than 140 People Who Have Had Terrifying Experience In Mexico

most often while staying at upscale, all-inclusive resorts.

This story should remind us of some of the things that can occur while vacationing, with tragic results. This can occur anywhere in the world, but the stories in this article are mostly in Mexico and at All Inclusive resorts. Click here  for the rest of the story.

Video News of Similar Instances 

Vacation Nightmare: Sun, Sand, Prostitutes?

 

Are You Afraid To Travel Because Of Bad News In Certain Areas Of The World?

Are You Afraid To Travel Because Of Bad News In Certain Areas Of The World?

This is normal. Bad news can be anything from weather to people being attacked or maimed. We found this article from a seasoned travel agent that might be of interest. Common sense dictates your situation when traveling. Click Here to read this article. 

Ventura CLUB WYNDHAM timeshare resort

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Wyndham Harbortown Point is an intimate harbor timeshare resort in Ventura, California:

Only 90 minutes from Los Angeles, you’ll find this peaceful vacation retreat surrounded by marine amenities and only a mile from the beach. Kick back, relax and enjoy the laid-back waterside.

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Anaheim WorldMark Timeshare Resort, California (II)

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Check out everything the WorldMark Anaheim timeshare resort offers for your next vacation:

Just a short walk from Disneyland Resort, WorldMark Anaheim is the perfect spot for family fun when you want to experience the theme park excitement of this famous California destination.

 From beach resorts to mountain lodges to off-the-beaten-path adventure, we invite you to discover how your family can make memories that last a lifetime at great resorts like WorldMark Anaheim in Anaheim, California.

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New Mexico – Out Of State Scammers Preying On Timeshare Owners!

Unlicensed scammers claiming to represent full service property management, real estate brokerage or title and escrow companies that list and sell timeshares are soliciting upfront fees from timeshare owners who want to list their fractional ownerships for sale. The problem is that the timeshares are never actually listed for sale and the fees are gone eternally .

” We have received a upsurge of inquiries from consumers who have been contacted by a company that represents itself as R-5 Realty. R-5 Realty is not licensed by the real estate commission ,” said Mike Unthank, superintendent of the New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department. Unthank went on to say that” Timeshare fraud is a serious crime, which can cost consumers thousands of dollars .”

LAS CRUCES – Selling timeshares without a real estate license is a felony in New Mexico, but that’s not stopping out-of-state scammers from preying on unsuspecting timeshare owners, according to a Feb. 23 bulletin from the New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department.

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South Africa Timeshare Industry Complaints Soar! – Mar. 2018

Report due on South Africa timeshare industry as complaints soar

March 11, 2018

More than 750,000 South Africans have time share.

South Africa is a country on the southernmost tip of the African continent, marked by several distinct ecosystems. Inland safari destination Kruger National Park is populated by big game. The Western Cape offers beaches, lush winelands around Stellenbosch and Paarl, craggy cliffs at the Cape of Good Hope, forest and lagoons along the Garden Route, and the city of Cape Town, beneath flat-topped Table Mountain.
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    • Cape Town
    • Pretoria
    • Bloemfontein
  • President:
    • Cyril Ramaphosa
  • Currency:
    • South African rand

A report by the National Consumer Commission (NCC) on the timeshare industry is expected to be finalised by the end of March, commissioner Ebrahim Mohamed told Parliament on Friday.

It comes after an inquiry panel was appointed a year ago amid numerous complaints from consumers who felt they could not escape their contracts, among other things.

Trudie Broekmann, an attorney at Trudie Broekmann Attorneys, told City Press that her client numbers for timeshare related complaints has swelled to 156.

Broekmann told the paper that her letters to timeshare companies had met with relative success. Continue reading “South Africa Timeshare Industry Complaints Soar! – Mar. 2018”

Ocean Park WorldMark timeshare resort

WorldMark Surfside Inn A Timeshare Resort in Ocean Park, Washington(RCI)

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Practice your golf swing, go for a hike and explore eclectic museums before taking a short drive to the beach. Ocean Park is a great year-round retreat.

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Villa Rica CLUB WYNDHAM Timeshare Resort (RCI)

Enjoy southern hospitality at the Fairfield Plantation timeshare resort:

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From this small-town retreat, you can enjoy fun-filled days of boating, fishing and water skiing, then unwind at night from the comfort of your resort condo.

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Other Points of View From Wyndham Timeshare Owners

Vacation Village Scam – A Video Of A Down To Earth Couple – Don’t Buy!

Feb. 22, 2018

A down to earth couple who have a timeshare but want to sell. They have experienced many timeshare presentations, have recorded timeshare presentations and are giving some good tips on what to do and not when going through a timeshare presentation. It’s interesting and informative. For your entertainment and knowledge. Go ahead, take a couple of minutes and listen. Click Here.

Westgate Resorts And How Points Creates Chaos! Customers Frustrations!


Westgate Resorts And How Points Creates Chaos

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The look of frustration of a Westgate customer. We believe one of the reasons for these types of situations is Points vs deeded timeshare properties. Think about it. When can most families travel? Holidays, right?  We saw this first hand while at a Westgate resort several years back.  Because points give you the ability to use one or two days during the week or on week-ends and then check out after using one or two days the rooms or units have to be cleaned. So , if Westgate rents out two and three days during the week these units have to be cleaned before other customers check-in for their weekly rental or two or three day rental. With weekly exchanges only one cleaning is done.

With the purchase of deeded weeks we trade for weeks. With points a unit may have to be cleaned several times a week. Not an ideal situation. More wear and tear.

The Business of Timeshares On The (Las Vegas Strip)!

The Business of Timeshares On The (Las Vegas Strip)!

Very Simple – Understand How It Works

Timeshares are joint ownership properties where everyday people can lock in a temporary vacation home annually for a fraction of the cost. On the Vegas Strip, this product is sold daily to thousands who visit on vacation or a quick get away. In our last trip, we realized that timeshare companies are able to spend $1 and get $10 back.

Here’s how they do it:

1. They purchase wholesale tickets to activities that tourists are most interested in i.e. Dinners, Shows and Casino Access.

2. They employ performance based marketing agencies to promote their offer on the Vegas Strip.

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Anaheim CLUB WYNDHAM timeshare resort

From Dolphin’s Cove Resort, Anaheim’s famous theme parks are less than a mile away:In a few city blocks, you can experience the thrills and adventure of Disneyland® and the Disney California Adventure® Park, shopping and dining at Downtown Disney®, and so much more.

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The last time you vacationed with your family, did you have a kitchen? A washer/dryer? How about private bedrooms? CLUB WYNDHAM® features spacious, condo-style units and suites for ultimate family vacations. From beach resorts to mountain lodges to off-the-beaten-path adventure, we invite you to discover how your family can make memories that last a lifetime at great resorts like Dolphin’s Cove Resort in Anaheim, California.

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Marriott’s Royal Palms Resorts Overview – Orlando Resorts and Timeshare Rentals

Marriott’s Royal Palms Resort

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Stately palm trees ascending towards a blue Florida sky – that is a sight you’ll look at over and over when you get-away at Marriott’s Royal Palms, a charitable resort in the core of Orlando. Including roomy two-room, two-shower manors, this resort is certain to be a genuine country estate far from home. Our rich estates offer an ace suite with jumbo informal lodging drenching tub, completely prepared kitchen and separate living and eating territories. You will discover this is the ideal setting for appreciating your great days in excursion heaven.

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Marriott’s Grande Vista Resort and Timeshare in Orlando Florida

Marriott’s Grande Vista Resort and Timeshare in Orlando Florida

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The Marriott Grande Vista is a premier resort located near Seaworld. With luxury accommodations, spectacular views, world-class golf, and loads of activities for the entire family, this has to be one of the finest timeshares in Orlando. Located at 5925 Avenida Vista Orlando, Florida 32821

St. Thomas Club Wyndham, Bluebeard’s Beach Club (RCI)

 Bluebeard’s Beach Club timeshare resort on St. Thomas

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January 2018 News

 

 

 

See How Your Points Don’t Mean Crap!

Jan. 28, 2018

This is a personal opinion of the writer of this article, but is backed up by people writing comments at Tug2.net a popular timeshare magazine. Read the article. My wife and I do not own points and have written many times articles that it is nothing but a money making scheme for that corporation. You don’t own anything with points! It’s merely a membership club. Nothing more nothing less. 

How much is your home in points?

Timeshare owners of property in Fairmont, B.C. face massive bills that will skyrocket in a matter of weeks!

January 26, 2017

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If you own at the Northwynd Sunchaser timeshare resort you are in for a big surprise. Ugh!

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Wow! More Timeshare Scams To Write About


Looks Like 2018 Is Starting Off The New Year With Scams!

 

Holiday Home Horror – Time To Tell Your Story – Click Here

 

Holidays Will Never Be The Same Again! – Click Here

 

 

Pensioners Lost Thousand In Timeshare Scam – Click Here

 

Timeshare Owners Seeking To Sell Their Property Easily – Scammed – Click Here

 

Atlanta Based Company With BBB Rating of “F” Scamming Timeshare Owners – Click Here

 

Good Resort But Stay Away From The Timeshare Presentation – Click Here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are You Curious About Sutherland Crossing Resort, A Timeshare Resort, Closing?

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Are You Curious About Sutherland Crossing Resort, A Timeshare Resort, Closing? 

Information like this will help you make informed decisions.

We research, through all venues, timeshare resorts and any news about what is going on. Timeshare resorts can fail without a member controlled Board of Directors vs only a Developer Controlled Board of Directors. This is what happened if you are interested. Click Here for the information. 

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Wyndham Timeshare Developer Is Being Sued For Alleged Elder Abuse Against Senior Citizens

Jan. 17, 2018

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Wyndham Sued For Alleged Elder Abuse Against Senior Citizens.

Mass action lawsuit seeks compensation under Tennessee law for timeshare owners, especially the elderly, for alleged abuse and exploitation due theft of their money by coercive, fraudulent and deceptive sales practices.

The lawsuit also alleges that current timeshare owners have a difficult time getting reservations, because Wyndham controls and manipulates the reservations system.

 

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We here at timesharefun.com have always advocated that the timeshare point system buys you nothing but a promise to nothing but air. We have written many articles over the last 17 years about buying a deeded specific timeshare week vs air in the point system How can anyone use points to purchase airfare and cruises and taxi cabs. It, in our opinion, is a money scam by the big boys in the timeshare business. Click here “deeds vs points”.

 

Timeshare salespeople are notorious for pressuring consumers into immediate signing because they don’t want you to think about whether or not the deal is good for you.

Jan. 9, 2018

Nothing Has Changed In Signing Contracts Immediately! Beware of the push to sign without reading the fine print!

Research before buying or trying to get relief of your timeshare contracts

Think About it, Read The Small Print, Tell The Salesperson You want to check the Internet

This will really get the salesperson upset. Tell them that you want to check  Tug2.net  for resale timeshare unit. Understand, however, how at this point the salesperson will get a supervisor or try to dismiss you without getting your gift, which you are entitled to after 1.5 to 2.0 hours of attending a presentation. 

Timeshare salespeople are notorious for pressuring consumers into immediate signing because they don’t want you to think about whether or not the deal is good for you.

Man who promised to recover timeshare membership money jailed for cheating

Nov. 15, 2017

Man who promised to recover timeshare membership money jailed for cheating

Justice in Singapore

SINGAPORE – A second person involved in multiple cheating scams by duping individuals into believing that they could recover money from terminating their timeshare membership was jailed for three years and seven months on Tuesday (Nov 14).

Timeshare scams even in China and Singapore…. 

Timeshare Termination Team – November 8, 2017

A Husband and Wife Team , In Colorado, Want To Help Timeshare Owners.

Timeshares to most people are stressful and costly financial obligations they’ve been burdened with for months or even years. With the mortgage payments, maintenance fees, special assessments and the entire timeshare contract, it can be an overwhelming hardship to deal with.

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