Timeshare News and Lawsuits

Harbor Hill Resort Manager Sentenced For Embezzlement

Harbor Hill Resort Manager Sentenced For Embezzlement

After investigating consumer complaints from Harbor Hill timeshare owners, the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) found that Donna Zoppi had been manipulating the resort to her advantage from the late 2000’s all the way until 2015. While the criminal actions of Zoppi were definitely disturbing, what she did wasn’t a simple case of stealing.

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2015 Florida Bill Increases Cap for Assessments at Buyer’s Expense.

2015 Florida Bill Increases Cap for Assessments at Buyer’s Expense.

Devastating financial blows, like special assessments, can really leave fractional owners reeling. This partly due to laws that limit the their ability to challenge unexpected costs. So today, we wanted to highlight a Florida bill from 2015 that enabled resorts to charge more for assessment costs while limiting the buyer’s ability to cancel timeshare contracts.

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Timeshare Property Tax Lawsuit Favors Resorts in Maui County

Timeshare Property Tax Lawsuit Favors Resorts in Maui County

Up to this point, all has worked out in the fractional owner’s favor as they weren’t exactly liable for the unexpected fees. However, future assessments are pretty much guaranteed to be on the horizon. Random expenses like these are eventually passed down to the owners who are perpetually obligated to pay their share on the vacation property. The lack of clarity amongst these mandatory costs is disappointing to say the least.

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Timeshare News Releases Discredit Services That Get Out of Vacation Ownership

Timeshare News Releases Discredit Services That Get Out of Vacation Ownership

What usually comes as a surprise to owners is the timeshare’s unwillingness to help them without additional costs. This naturally causes disgruntled owners to look elsewhere for relief. But in most instances, what ends up happening is their desperation gets taken advantage of by third party exit scams. Once they realize they’ve wasted even more capital, they’re not too happy with the resort – and rightfully so.

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Timeshare Purchase Scams Have New Meaning for Wyndham Owners

Timeshare Purchase Scams Have New Meaning for Wyndham Owners

Nazret Gebremeskel, Michael and AnnaMarie Deneen, and Erin and Paul Munoz are pursuing the hospitality giant for multiple misrepresentations. They claim that some of the features of Wyndham’s timeshare program weren’t available. Whether it was availability, point values, cleaning services or parking options, each owner didn’t receive what they were promised.

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Un-Real Travel Business Facing Lawsuit After Scam Collects $136K

Un-Real Travel Business Facing Lawsuit After Scam Collects $136K

After receiving over a dozen complaints regarding failed cancellation services, the Arkansas Attorney General believes Real Travel duped their customers out of nearly $140K by using aggressive sales tactics and disturbing levels of deception. Her conclusion alleges they, “Preyed on consumers who were desperate to get rid of timeshares that they no longer wanted or could not afford.” Learn more..

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