Timeshare News and Lawsuits

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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