Protection Against Timeshare Fraud

Not surprisingly, our clients often are astounded at the deceptive practices they faced in their timeshare acquisition. From prolonged sales pitches and glossed-over legal details to false promises and missing paperwork, they found themselves obligated for a lifelong financial commitment they did not seek or want.

As consumers, we like to believe that the vast network of government regulatory agencies guarantees our safety. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), for example, provides consumer information and monitoring of FDA-regulated food, drugs, medical devices, pet foods and more. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is responsible for vehicle-related safety, such as airbag recall monitoring and driver safety issues like texting and driving under the influence.

Who Protects Consumers Against Timeshare Fraud?

On a national level, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is responsible for protecting consumers from unfair, deceptive and fraudulent business practices. The Commission receives complaints, conducts investigations and sues individuals and companies that break the law. On the state level, fraud violations fall within the authority of the Consumer Protection Division of the Office of the Attorney General (AG).

At all levels the regulating agencies seek to educate and protect consumers with regard to predatory and fraudulent business practices. With so many complaints about timeshare companies, the FTC and various state AGs have stepped up their interest in and action against many timeshare business violations and resale scams. According to the Consumer Protection Division of the Florida AG, they have resolved 558 investigations with more than $10 billion in recoveries since 2011.

The reality, though, is all regulatory agencies face budget and staffing shortfalls that limit their timely effectiveness in pursuing the many timeshare complaints they receive. Hopefully, a united effort among states will help to generate greater consumer protection and minimize unfair timeshare business practices. In the meantime, you do have remedies available.

Where can you find the help you need to rescind your timeshare contract?

Our attorneys at Aaronson Law Firm know how to exploit the vulnerabilities of deceptive business practitioners. We welcome the opportunity to offer you our 80-plus years of combined legal experience to get your timeshare cancelled and preserve your credit.

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Please contact us today for your free consultation.

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