Timeshare News and Lawsuits

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 Naccarato were asked to attend an owner’s update meeting when they checked into their resort in the Pocono Mountains. Their Pennsylvania timeshare, through Christie Lodge and RCI, offered them a free breakfast to do so. Since they were on a day trip, 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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Florida Man, 20 Others Sentenced in Vegas for Timeshare Resale Fraud

Florida Man, 20 Others Sentenced in Vegas for Timeshare Resale Fraud

Falling victim to a scam is never on anyone’s to-do list. On the surface, many fraudulent operations seem legit. This was the case with Boyer and his co-conspirators. Despite there never being any “real” buyers, they went above and beyond to create online business “fronts” in order to manipulate over 1,000 timeshare owners. They also used fake identities and leased office spaces with actual map listings.

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Arizona Legislature Decides Not to Eliminate Timeshare Contract Perpetuity

Arizona Legislature Decides Not to Eliminate Timeshare Contract Perpetuity

What’s important about this decision is that most timeshare purchases are perpetual (lifetime) agreements. Once the cancellation window passes, it’s nearly impossible for owners to get rid of a timeshare. “At some point, these are adults that come to a meeting of the minds and want to sign a contract,” said Republican Senator Michelle Ugenti-Rita, who chairs the Senate Commerce Committee.

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High Pressure Sales, Lack of Disclosure Fuel Class Action Timeshare Lawsuit vs Westgate

High Pressure Sales, Lack of Disclosure Fuel Class Action Timeshare Lawsuit vs Westgate

In December of 2018, Westgate Resorts became the latest timeshare company to be exposed for misleading sales tactics. Apparently, their Smoky Mountain Resort and Spa in Gatlinburg, Tennessee was selling “dream mountain vacations” that didn’t exist. Buyers were promised “rest and relaxation” in the heart of the Smoky Mountains; but important details were left out of the presentation.

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If You Want to Get Out of Your Timeshare, Watch Out for This Resale Scam

If You Want to Get Out of Your Timeshare, Watch Out for This Resale Scam

When it comes to timeshare scams, even people that know real estate can be easily taken advantage of. This was proven when a savvy realtor was led to believe he could make money on his timeshare property. After being robbed of more than $24,000 for trying to sell his Garza Blanca Resort property in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Darren is now speaking up about his experience.

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