July 15

Warning for Timeshare Owners – Do Not Pay Upfront Fees to Cancel

Warning published in Google News – USA Today – Yahoo Finance – Detroit Free Press – June 2019 Google News, USA Today, Yahoo Finance, the BBB, and the Detroit Free Press are warning consumers about upfront fees + see on-point Consumer Alert! Consumers are victimized by exit team companies like this couple in the Google.

June 20

Federal District Court Judge Rules Against Timeshare Exit Firm

“Mitchell Reed Sussman & Associates” and “Reed Hein” “The Timeshare Exit Team”  A federal judge in Florida recently ruled against a timeshare exit firm and company finding that their practices of collecting large upfront fees from timeshare owners and then not delivering on the promised service of getting the owners out of their timeshare obligation.

June 20

What to watch out for…when dealing with timeshare exit companies

You’ve just signed up for a timeshare or had one for years and now decide you want to get out of a timeshare agreement for multiple reasons – you were pressured into it, you did not realize that your children/grandchildren/great-grandchildren were going to be liable for the unpaid mortgage or maintenance fees, the yearly fees.

June 18

Repeat Offenders in The Timeshare Resale Scam Market

For years, we’ve warned about scam artists who target the timeshare resale market. Owners who no longer want their timeshares look to escape the never ending cycle of high maintenance fees and special assessments, only to find that the resale market is scarce. When owners discover the timeshare they purchased as an “investment” actually holds.

May 22

The Dirty Dozen: Holiday Inn, Orange Lake, & Silverleaf – The Silverleaf Merger

Next on our list of the Timeshare Industry’s Worst Divestment Performers and a member of “The Dirty Dozen,” is the Holiday Inn—Orange Lake—Silverleaf trio of resorts. Once a privately held company out of Texas, Silverleaf grew into its own right as a multi-million multistate resort. At that time, Silverleaf operated a consumer-oriented business selling timeshares..

April 27

Timeshare Divestment Ratings

With so much negative publicity on timeshare resorts and the hype surrounding certain resorts that refuse to negotiate or cancel burdensome and unwanted timeshares, we decided to take a look at the other side. There are resorts who understand that some timeshare owners face personal hardships, changed circumstances, or simply cannot handle the financial burdens.

April 9

The Cold Hard Truth About Donating a Timeshare

It’s tax season again and the time of year that many disgruntled timeshare owners begin to wonder about donating their unwanted timeshares. Several years ago, a few different organizations started investigating the donation process and uncovered many hidden costs associated with timeshare “donations,” in additional to a slew of related scams, and a host of.

March 14

Tips to Avoid Timeshare Fraud

We all hope to avoid becoming the target of fraud, deceit, and misrepresentation. Thanks to recent consumer protection regulations, many consumers now have the confidence to shop freely, but the protections only go so far. Recent consumer reports and allegations show that U.S. Timeshare Companies such as Hilton, Holiday Inn (Orange Lake and Silverleaf), BlueGreen.

March 1

The Dirty Dozen: BlueGreen Vacations

We continue with our examination of deceptive timeshare practices by looking at another industry giant, BlueGreen Vacations. As one of the Timeshare Industry’s Worst Divestment Performers” and a member of “The Dirty Dozen,” BlueGreen is the subject of many consumer complaints in the timeshare industry. With a number of resorts in domestic destinations, BlueGreen’s portfolio.

February 7

The Dirty Dozen: Westgate Resorts

Over the past few months, we have begun exposing the sudden resistance of Timeshare Companies to release unhappy timeshare owners from purchase contracts based on fraud and deception. With the growth of suits filed by the Big Bad Timeshare Industry against “easy out” timeshare cancellation companies, we wanted to delve further into the alleged practices.