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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.”

Cancel Timeshare Contract

Timeshare contract cancellation is a real solution to timeshare owner’s difficulties.

Many timeshare owners and consumers enter into timeshare contracts that they find out later to be fraudulent. These consumers made their purchases based on lies and misrepresentations from the sales staff.

The timeshare resort sales representatives are trained professionals, they are trained on how to deceive, misrepresent, and outright lie to the consumer. Many consumers fall victim to these deceptive sales tactics every day and lose millions of dollars every year. The consumers have little to no experience in dealing with this kind of fraud. They find themselves feeling helpless, taken advantage of, and just plain dumb. THIS IS NOT YOUR FAULT! Timeshare companies spend millions of dollars on staff training and have lied to countless consumers. This is their business; they are proficient in this type of fraud.

The common misconception timeshare owners face after they buy a timeshare is that they cannot cancel after the stated rescission period in the contract. The consumer feels like they are stuck with it and cannot get out. This is UNTRUE; you can set aside a contract if it was sold to you improperly. This means it only takes one point of fraud or misrepresentation to make the purchase null and void. Timeshare contract cancellation is a reality and an option for consumers who feel they were lied to or deceived in purchasing their timeshare.

Timeshare-Answers is a professional consumer advocacy company that specializes in helping victims of timeshare fraud. We have helped over 15,000 consumers just like you who fell victim to misleading and deceptive sales tactic form the resorts. Call us today for a free consultation and learn the truth about canceling a timeshare contract.

Timeshare Cancellation

What is Timeshare Cancellation? How do I get my timeshare cancelled? How can I get rid of a timeshare? How can I cancel my timeshare? How do I get out of a timeshare? These and many other questions are being asked by timeshare owners everyday simply because YOU ARE NOT HAPPY WITH IT! If you were happy you would not be asking these questions. You would be not thinking about your timeshare at all, but 8 out of 10 of timeshare owners are asking these questions because they are fed up with their resorts and the people who sold it to them.

Timeshare cancellation is real. It is a process of canceling a timeshare contract, and in some cases recovering the money you have spent. This is not something to be taken lightly nor is it to be trusted to inexperience. If you want to get out of your timeshare, and get your money refunded, you need skilled professionals on your side who know the exact steps to take and what order to take them in.

Timeshare-Answers is a professional consumer advocacy company that specializes in canceling timeshare and getting consumers money back. If you or a family member is asking these questions you need Timeshare-Answers. Call us Today!