Timeshare News and Lawsuits

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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Timeshare Relief Agencies in SW Missouri Aren’t Playing Fair

Timeshare Relief Agencies in SW Missouri Aren’t Playing Fair

Similar to other vacation destinations across America, timesharing has a stronghold in Southwest Missouri. But the general public is beginning notice the level of deception going on behind the scenes. As the timeshare sales market dwindles (due to improved travel options), the region has turned into a hotbed for timeshare relief agencies. It’s safe to assume a majority of these “cancellation firms” used to sell fractional ownership.

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Bluegreen and Bass Pro Settle for $40 Million After Owners File Lawsuit

Bluegreen and Bass Pro Settle for $40 Million After Owners File Lawsuit

For nearly 20 years, Bass Pro Shops has allowed Bluegreen to sell fractional ownership in their stores. The agreement gave customers store discounts and other promotional items if they attended Bluegreen timeshare presentations. From 2016-2018, nearly 15% of Bluegreen’s revenue came from the retailer. It’s why they were so willing to pay Bass Pro $40 million to settle their differences.

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Deceiving Resort Fees Causes DC Attorney General to Sue Marriott

Deceiving Resort Fees Causes DC Attorney General to Sue Marriott

When you think about it, a lot of time and effort goes into planning a vacation. Once travelers make a decision on a hotel, most don’t want to start over – even after seeing there are additional costs from the resort. “Discovering these charges only after a consumer has started to book a room makes it extremely difficult to compare prices and make informed choices,” said DC’s Attorney General.

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More Companies That Couldn’t Get Rid of Timeshare Purchases.

More Companies That Couldn’t Get Rid of Timeshare Purchases.

Trusting 3rd party resolutions to help you eliminate a timeshare purchase isn’t always fruitful. Some buyers become so desperate that they become irrational. Predatory agencies love consumer desperation. Truth be told, some timeshare owners really get drug through the mud after they sign up for timeshare ownership. Here are few more ways how..

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Timeshare Relief Lawyers Settle Lawsuit with Diamond Resorts

Timeshare Relief Lawyers Settle Lawsuit with Diamond Resorts

Major hospitality developers continue to pursue timeshare cancellation companies in court. Whether the services rendered are legitimate or not, it’s obvious that timeshare companies feel threatened. Diamond Resorts International, for example, has pursued over a dozen actions against cancellation companies and timeshare relief lawyers across the country.

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Experienced Fractional Owners Cancel Wyndam Timeshare Due to Lies.

Experienced Fractional Owners Cancel Wyndam Timeshare Due to Lies.

In October of last year, Gary and Drue were asked to attend an owner’s update meeting when they checked into their resort in the Pocono Mountains. Their Pennsylvania timeshare, Christie Lodge, and RCI offered them a free breakfast to do so. They didn’t expect it to take very long. But when they arrived, they were surprised to see the meeting was for Wyndham.

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Bill Passes in Favor of New Timeshare Sales Law in Arizona

Bill Passes in Favor of New Timeshare Sales Law in Arizona

Buyers now have a better chance to get out of something that can be perpetually difficult to deal with. Aside from post-purchase advantages, this law applies to anyone planning on attending a timeshare presentation as well as any Arizona resident. While consumers definitely won here, timeshare representatives were able to strip some of the original provisions.

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Florida Duo Claiming to Sell Timeshares Sentenced For Fraud, Money Laundering.

Florida Duo Claiming to Sell Timeshares Sentenced For Fraud, Money Laundering.

Nearly 10 years ago, Mark Gardner and Tammie Lynn Cline got together in a Florida boiler room to develop a fraudulent resale operation that targeted disgruntled timeshare owners. Universal Timeshare Sales Associates (UTSA) was launched quickly thereafter and a call center full of Orlando telemarketers were ready to execute the scam. In an attempt to cover their tracks, the duo claimed the headquarters of their timeshare resale company was in Beaverton, Oregon.

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Recent Timeshare Resale Hoax Exposed, Two Florida Men Plead Guilty

Recent Timeshare Resale Hoax Exposed, Two Florida Men Plead Guilty

In 2015, St Petersburg residents, David Bell (55) and Troy Cater (30) were recruited to target people looking to sell their timeshare. Through 2018, both men played a key role in telemarketing to people who believed they’d been victimized by their timeshare company. Posing as real estate professionals, they claimed they had a pool of buyers looking for a property just like theirs.

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