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Timeshare-Answers Scams-Fraud-Complaints

Recently, the Attorney General office in Florida put out a press release on how to protect you from these timeshare scams. Timeshare-Answers is a professional consumer advocacy company who has helped thousands of timeshare owners with these types of complaints, and has used consumer’s complaints to get their contracts cancelled. Here is some helpful information from the AG OFFICE we would like to share with consumers.

“How to Protect Yourself: Timeshare Sales & Resales

Source: The Florida Attorney General’s Office”

Vacation timeshares give you the right to use a vacation home for a limited, pre-planned period. Timeshare scams occur both on the front-end, the time of the original purchase, and at the back-end, when you try to resell the timeshare. Victims of timeshare sales companies are contacted either over the phone or are mailed a postcard asking the victim to call a toll-free phone number. Before you decide to either purchase or resell a timeshare, consider the following:

Be Wary Of The Hard Sales Pitch? When it comes to purchasing a new timeshare, the salesman may try to give you the impression that the papers have to be signed that same day. Remember that you always have the right to leave the sales office, and come back later. Read your contract to determine what cancellation rights you have after you have signed the papers. Before buying a timeshare, you should consider whether you will want to return to the same vacation spot each year. Remember that once you buy it, you may not be able to sell it due to a depressed resale market.

Be Wary Of Too-Good-To-Be-True Claims When It Comes To Resales? The company’s salespeople are likely to claim that the market in the area where your resort is located is “hot” and that they are being overwhelmed with buyer requests for your resort. In some cases, the salespeople may even tell you that they have a buyer waiting in the wings who wants to buy your timeshare. Be skeptical of these types of claims. Remember the timeshare market is not “hot” and it is unlikely that there is a buyer ready and willing to buy your timeshare.

Question Why You Have To Pay The Fee Up Front? Most resale companies require you to pay a $300-500 advance-listing fee, before the sale of your timeshare can take place. In a typical real estate transaction the fee is paid from the proceeds of the sale, at the time of the sale. You may want to opt for a company, which will wait for its fee until the sale goes through. You should also find out if the salespeople are licensed real estate brokers and whether there are any complaints lodged against the broker.

Consider Other Options When It Comes To Resale? You may want to try selling your timeshare “by owner”, by placing an advertisement in a newsletter or magazine read by potential timeshare buyers. Or you may want to list your timeshare with a licensed real estate broker in the area where your resort is located. As an alternative, you could contract with a company, which allows you to exchange your timeshare for a unit in a different area.”

Timeshares/Scams

The words Timeshares and Scams are synonymous, not under the general definitions but under simple deduction. Timeshares are being sold to unsuspecting consumers everyday for thousands of dollars. These same consumers learn the hard truth shortly after the rescission period is over. Timeshares are not an affordable way to travel, they have no real value, the resort will not buy them back if you are unsatisfied and they are not an investment!

These are some of the top lies told during the sales presentation. The fact is, if they told the truth you would not have purchased. Lets pretend the sales representative did not lie, here is an example of what that would have sounded like: “ Mr. Smith you should buy this timeshare because you can never travel when you want, it has no real value, and you will be stuck with it for your entire life.” “ Does that not sound great Mr. Smith?” “If that doesn’t make it sound great, listen to this,” you will have to pay a maintenance fee every year for the rest of your life and it will increase sometimes as much as double every year!” “Now please sign these 100 pages of documents without reading them because they contradict what I have told you thus far.”

Unfortunately this is not the case and you have believed the lies told during the sales presentation. There is help, you can still get out of this burden and possibly get your money back.

The answer is Timeshare-Answers. Timeshare-Answers is a professional consumer advocacy company that specializes in helping timeshare owners cancel their timeshare purchases. We have helped thousands of consumers just like you, who realize the have fallen for a timeshare scam.

Timeshare Rights

As a timeshare owner you have rights, contrary to what you have been told by the resort. Consumer protection laws exist in every state and country where timeshare is sold. What we here at Timeshare-Answers have found, is that everyday thousands of timeshare owners rights are being violated. The timeshare companies have experts on their staff to persuade timeshare owners into numerous purchases and upgrades. They continue to trick owners into thinking that they are making smart informed decisions. The reality is, timeshare companies are taking billions of dollars every year from consumers. Know your rights as a timeshare owner and empower yourself today. Call Timeshare-Answers for a consultation today!

Timeshare Reviews

Timeshare reviews are a very important part of the timeshare cancellation process.
Reviewing what other consumer’s difficulties have been with your timeshare resort can help you make a smart, informed decision. Timeshare reviews can be as simple as what the resort activities include or a more detailed review of the sales process. All of these reviews can give a detailed look into what consumer problems may be and if there is a pattern of similar issues. These patterns can be instrumental in helping you to cancel your purchase.