September 17

How to avoid timeshare resale scams

The scammers prey on your desperation and tell you anything to get your money and never deliver. Thank you to WTMJ in Milwaukee, WI for this important reporting on timeshare resale scams: https://www.tmj4.com/call4action/how-to-avoid-timeshare-resale-scams They may ask you to pay a large upfront fee and not provide you with any legal documentation.  They may promise you they.

September 9

Missouri Attorney General Goes After Timeshare Exit Company

Timeshare owners have allegedly lost $670,000 to timeshare exit company Vacation Consulting Services. The Attorney General in Missouri is now reporting at least 80 complaints about them. Special thanks to abcactionnews.com for their reporting: https://www.abcactionnews.com/money/consumer/taking-action-for-you/widow-in-largo-loses-thousands-to-timeshare-exit-company Owners — be wary of what these timeshare exit companies promise!  Many require an upfront fee and promise you the world.

September 3

Pennsylvania Attorney General Targets Timeshare Reseller

Thank you to Fox43 for this reporting Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro has set his eyes on a timeshare reseller, Groupwise, Inc. and its former officers, Derek J. McGuire and Andrew J. Harkins, alleging violations of state consumer protection laws. https://fox43.com/2019/06/05/ag-shapiro-announces-lawsuit-against-former-mercer-county-timeshare-reseller-officers/ As of the publication of this article, Shapiro’s office has received 88 complaints against.

August 22

Another state goes after timeshare exit company

Thank you to the Arkansas Attorney General for their press release  https://www.arkansasag.gov/media-center/news-releases/rutledge-files-suit-against-company-selling-timeshare-exit-plans/ Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge and her office recently filed a consumer protection lawsuit against another timeshare exit company for alleged violations of the Arkansas Deceptive Trade Practices Act.  In their crosshairs are Bentonville company Real Travel, LLC and its owners Brian Scroggs.

August 20

Timeshare Exit Companies Oppose Consumer Friendly Legislation

It’s not shocking that large timeshare exit companies are now opposing legislation in states like Florida that would provide timeshare owners with protections including (but not all inclusive): Requiring written agreements prior to performing services Prohibiting exorbitant advance payments or requiring escrow of funds that serve as essentially an advance payment Prohibiting false and misleading.

August 2

Resorts Target Timeshare Exit Companies

It was just a matter of time. Major resorts like Diamond, Wyndham and Westgate are fighting back to put the timeshare exit industry out of business. These exit companies charge thousands of dollars in upfront fees and claim to be able to relieve timeshare owners of their associated financial obligations by means of settlement. But.

July 23

The Perfect Scam

The timeshare exit scam is getting more and more sophisticated.  The most recent ploy is to convince the timeshare owner that they have a potential buyer and all they need from the timeshare owner is money wired to the lawyer doing the closing on the property.  Many people, desperate to unload their timeshare for legitimate.

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.