Reading Timeshare Scam Articles Like This Makes A Person Sick!
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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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 .
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.
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!
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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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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.
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.
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)!
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.
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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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.
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
This is a personal opinion of the writer of this article, but is backed up by people writing comments at Tug2.neta 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.
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.
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.
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”.
Nothing Has Changed In Signing Contracts Immediately! Beware of the push to sign without reading the fine print!
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.netfor 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
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).
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.