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  • 08-10-2016, 03:51 AM
    Hell No

    Re: Timeshare Scams

    I got busted with World Mart. What a timeshare scam! The fees alone are 450 a year and you can barely book anything unless its 1 year out.
  • 10-22-2015, 10:13 AM
    matiilda

    Re: Timeshare Scams

    The best advice is NEVER buying a timeshare anywhere. It is a scam and the so-called timeshare you buy is sold over and over again to other people. It is very difficult to sell your timeshare now and renting isn't in the deal. It will cost you more to buy a timeshare and maintenance fee than to rent a hotel room or a full ownership of a condo. Don't do it. There is good information about timeshare scams: http://www.timesharescam.com/blog/20...f-a-timeshare/
  • 08-10-2015, 03:05 PM
    Themanintheyellowhat

    Re: Dynamic Timeshare Finders

    that is for sure.
    I almost got sucked into a time share scam.

    you live you learn and get wiser
  • 06-18-2015, 04:09 PM
    nicoburk

    Re: Timeshare Scams

    Most of the online frauds in timeshares are with resale companies, in my opinion, the only way to avoid being scammed is to know what companies are a fraud and how do they operate.
  • 10-19-2012, 02:44 PM
    GiftsIn90

    Re: Timeshare Nightmares

    And to think that you have learned you lesson on getting scam'd. Voting for Obama would be much worse than any timeshare presentation that ANYONE has gone throught! So you you loose out on a bad deal on a timeshare.. that is a one time deal.. when you loose out every time you pay your taxes.. now that is a real SCAM of epic proportions!!! Just say...NO....PLEASE for our future and not just today! freakB:
  • 09-19-2012, 10:09 AM
    Dwaelf

    Re: Sandy Grey Timeshare Crook

    Oh dear. I have no connection with Sandy Grey whatsoever.

    HOWEVER, I do know hundreds of people who have taken his advice and found it to be very sound.

    Unfortunately, this makes him very unpopular with Timeshare touts, Timeshare resellers, Timeshare Agencies and anyone trying to sell or promote Timeshare.

    Please use your head. Who is more likely to be telling lies, someone who wants you to part with thousands of pounds for a product that very likely has no value whatsoever or someone who advises you to be very careful before you make such a purchase and charges you nothing for that information?

    Don't assume that everything you read on the Internet is true (and yes, you can include this post in that). Find out for yourself. Think about who has a vested interest. Then make your own decisions.
  • 07-21-2012, 04:10 PM
    GrayN_SC

    Timeshare Rental Scam

    Received a phone call on 10 July 2012 from ACCESS TRAVEL NETWORK and he offered to sell my "free weeks" (due, according to them, to expire in August 2012) of my timeshare. He said they "required" me to pay upfront for the booking fee of $149 per week for 10 weeks. Said they would send me a contract to consider and sign and return via fax. When I got the electronic version of the contract (11 July), that clearly stated "7 day cancellation policy" on the form, I reviewed the document and saw no protection for me after the initial period so I wrote CANCEL in large letters and faxed it back to them with a request for "immediate refund" of the charge against my card. Then I received another call from a different person offering to cut the charge in half and to issue a credit for that amount ($745) and then to call back on 12 July to “review and finalize” all the details. He left a message later that day with a "tracking number" for the credit that was going back to my credit card. Same guy called back in the afternoon of 12 July (three hours later than he told me he would call) just as I was sending another fax demanding a refund for ALL charges because my credit card had no record of that tracking number or a credit pending. When I told him I was cancelling the whole thing without ever signing the contract and that I was within my seven day window to cancel, he hung up on me. I then filed a dispute complaint with my credit card and filed an online complaint with the Florida consumers' department. My credit card company has informed me that I have no obligation to pay until the complaint is resolved by them and the merchant.
    On Saturday, 14 July, I received a message from my credit card informing me that I had received a credit of $745 from the merchant and that my card company “considered the matter resolved”. I immediately called the card company and explained that I was not satisfied with the amount (half) and that I wished to open another dispute for the remainder. They did that immediately. THIS IS STILL CLEARLY A SCAM DESIGNED TO GET AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE FROM PEOPLE WITHIN THE SEVEN DAY CANCELLATION PERIOD and thereafter nothing may be cancelled or claimed.:
  • 05-28-2012, 06:33 AM
    Administrator

    Timeshare Nightmares

    Have you ever gone on a trip and got roped into a timeshare tour for a free jetski rental or dinner or cash?

    They generally say the tour is an hr and a half and you'll be out at noon. They always have coffee, cookies, bagels, fruit, and especially mimosas or champagne (to loosen ya up).

    I actually bought a timeshare once but I was 22 years old and a little naive.

    Post your timeshare nightmares here.
  • 01-28-2012, 01:58 PM
    mumbles

    Re: Dynamic Timeshare Finders

    yes, it is a scam. the scammer just wants you to send money by western union. western union allows scammers to pick up money anywhere and remain anonymous. never used for any business purpose!
  • 01-28-2012, 01:50 PM
    Dbatvtc

    Re: Dynamic Timeshare Finders

    After further investigating I found out this is a scam. Someone fell for the scam and stated they lost $200+. Check out the review for Dynamic Timeshare Finders http://www.merchantcircle.com/busine.....478-227-7909
    BEWARE OF THIS COMPANY!
  • 01-18-2012, 06:21 PM
    Dbatvtc

    Dynamic Timeshare Finders

    Hi Everyone,
    I got an email from "Joe Bell' from Dynamic Timeshare Finders on 1/16/2012. The first email Subject "I want to buy your timeshare"

    This is what he wrote....
    Hello my name is Joe Bell and I saw your timeshare for sale on Timesharehelper.com, I am looking to buy a unit at your timeshare resort on behalf of one of our clients. We are NOT a timeshare resale company we are a property locating service and we Cater to the needs of people who want to buy timeshares and campgrounds and the best part is The Buyer Pay our fees’s and commissions.
    Your timeshare is a perfect match for one of our clients and we would like to make you an offer to buy your timeshare. So if your timeshare is still for sale please email me your phone number with area code or call me and i will present you with our clients offer to buy your timeshare. We are NOT a timeshare resale company we are a property locating service and we are going to buy your timeshare and the best part is our client pay our fee’s and commissions. After we talk on the phone I can then email you a signed written offer for the purchase of your timeshare.
    Thank You
    Joe Bell

    I called his number that he left he said he had someone make an offer already. Which seemed weird b/c Joe didn't know anything about the resort and I am sure any legit company ask questions. He did ask me how much I wanted for it, I said between $20,000 and $24,000. He said that his clients made an offer for $22,700 and the contract is signed. Joe then said he would send the contract over.

    I received the contract and it looked sketchy one because the clients (Brian and Valarie Kinter) signed the contract on 1/2/2012 (why would they sign a contract when their rep "Joe" hadn't even spoken to me yet?) and two the last part where I would have to pay fees."Seller agrees to pay the City and County transfer Taxes $47.12, Title search fee $99.00, and Money Transfer Fee $12.00".

    I called Joe right back and he explained everything on the contract but was very vague about it. Then babbled about how Timeshare realtors/companies are going to be going out of business within the next 10 years..... To make a long story short he said that I would have to pay the fees ($47.12+$99.00+47.12) through Western Union. That raised a red flag. I told him I was not going to send any money. He got angry and said that he had other people that would take the offer.....I told him that he should go with them. He hung up on me.

    I got a call today (1/18/2012) from some lady that said she worked for the company. She said she was just following up and that they have another offer. I told her I was not interested.

    Has anyone ever heard of this company? I do not want anyone to send money to this guy if it is not legit! Scammers are a waste of time and I hope they all get caught.
    Dynamic Timeshare Finders address is
    348 Cotton Ave
    Macon, GA 31201
    Their crappy website is
    www.dynamictimesharefinders.webs.com

    If anyone has any information please let me know.

  • 10-13-2011, 01:43 PM
    camaro1

    Don't Get Scammed Selling Your Timeshare

    Lucy Gardner from http://www.luxuryresort-services.com contacted me initially by phone asking if I was interested in selling my timeshare. I gave them my email address and they sent me a quote for $27K. Much hgher than I expected, so I then started looking at other details such as their website and the fact that they don’t have a phone number listed on their site. It’s just a form that you submit to get in touch with them. I did a search on some of their customer testimonials on the internet only to find that the same customer testimonials were in another website however, the names were different. This other site was http://exchangepropertymanagement.com. Not only that, but their websites are pretty much identical. The only difference is that this website is based out of New York instead of Oregon. http://exchangepropertymanagement.com did have phone numbers but none of them work. I did a search for this company and found out a lot of people had been scammed by these crooks. I learned exactly how the scam works. Basically, they get the “contract” going then they tell you that the Mexican government requires the taxes on the transaction to be paid up front. These will need to be paid out of pocket by the seller and once you send them the funds for the taxes, you never ear from them again. They take any money they can from you in this manner of “Closing” costs for the transaction then eventually shut down their operation and open a new site doing exactly the same thing. These people are stealing thousands from innocent individuals and should be prosecuted for their actions.
  • 10-11-2011, 08:16 PM
    johannamungia

    Re: Timeshare Scam By Direct Timeshare Buyers

    Timeshare is a name I've been hearing for more then ten years now. I'm surprised it still exists...
  • 09-29-2011, 07:28 AM
    helenTS

    Re: Timeshare Scam By Direct Timeshare Buyers

    Quote Originally Posted by neans29 View Post
    I decided to go check it out after recieving a flier in the mail.
    Well, I'm glad you and everyone left, but sadly... you went to check them out. So the scammers got you to take action --- "by attending the event"...

    But its good to know you didn't follow through with it.
    I'm sure some people do go ahead with the scam.

    maybe these group of fraudsters where not as effective at lying as they needed to be.
  • 07-09-2011, 02:38 PM
    PatrickinGa

    Re: Trying Sell My TimeShare But have a question

    You say that you are looking to get rid of it quickly...

    Some people think you will be lucky if you can get rid of it at all without just giving it away.

    Good luck!
  • 07-09-2011, 01:45 PM
    crystalm1

    Trying Sell My TimeShare But have a question

    im glad i found this forum ive learned alot so far... but i have a question im looking to sell my timeshare that i have in the Bahamas and i ran across this site has anyone sold there timeshare through them there website is www.home-investor.info

    Im looking to get rid of it quickly so if anyone has any good advice on a site they have used or the one i posted above please let me know

    thanks and glad to be apart of this community
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