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Elder Abuse in Timeshare Fiasco

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A Sad, Familiar Story Edward is an Army veteran and Florida resident.  Between 2012 and 2017, he and his wife, Margaret, purchased Wyndham timeshare points on six separate occasions in six locations.  After their initial purchase, each time they bought more points to “solve a problem”.  At each location, the Wyndham sales representative upsold points with all-too-familiar misrepresentations: Buy more points, get more availability Resell to recoup “investment” Deeded property pushed by the sales representative at Hawaii location Deeded property points bring higher maintenance fees – traded for new points Greater number of points yields greater benefits [mkd_blockquote text="“We ended up paying more...

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Timeshare Sales Claims – Just Plain False

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You hear similar stories from angry timeshare owners associated with major resorts, from Wyndham and Diamond to Marriott and Hyatt.  Owners feel tricked, humiliated and increasingly stressed. To hear their stories, you could imagine the sales rep goal:  Get that timeshare sale at any cost. Common deceptions – sound familiar? Ground Zero in the timeshare sales world is the one- to two-hour sales presentation that actually lasts four to eight hours. Complaints from attendees run the gamut: False - Timeshares gain value over time False - Everything promised is in the contract False - Sign now at today-only discounted price False - Use...

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Timeshare Purchase – “My worst financial decision”

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While many Marriott timeshare owners enjoy their “investment in family vacations”, we doubt that you would be reading this if you were among them. Many owners on Insiders Marriott Rewards, complain about lies, false promises, money down the drain and more. . . .How the Marriott Vacation Club Sales People work. They will tell you anything and everything you want to hear at the time of the sale. You can ask specific questions and they will lie right to your face.  Jmuni Jan. 29, 2018 “I am truly ashamed of the decision I made.” A 10-year Marriott Vacation Club owner said his platinum ski...

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Phony Timeshare Resale Rackets

Phony Timeshare Resale Rackets

Too often that’s exactly what happens, when a timeshare owner wants to get rid of their unwanted timeshare. They fall prey to timeshare resale boiler rooms full of call center sales reps with phony offers and fraudulent tactics. “You find their pain.  And then you play off that.”  That was how a convicted timeshare con artist described the sleazy process.  The resale companies access timeshare owner names through unethical time share reps, craigslist and public records.  They engage the owner, until they find out the reason they want to sell – sickness, death in the family, rising costs – the list...

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Aggressive Timeshare Presentations

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If you gave up and gave in at your Wyndham Resort or other developer’s timeshare sales presentation, you have company – very unhappy company, we might add. Just take a look on line at Wyndham timeshare reviews, and you’ll find a lengthy list of complaints from people who regret signing that timeshare contract. Why won’t someone help us, and put a stop to this?” That was the plea from a 69-year-old woman, reported by The Ledger in Lakeland, Florida. After a grueling, four-hour sales presentation, she and her husband purchased a $25,000 Wyndham Resort timeshare in Orlando. After the “very pushy” sales...

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