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Vacationers Scammed to Millions of Dollars to Timeshare Exit Businesses

Vacationers Scammed to Millions of Dollars to Timeshare Exit Businesses Article by ELIZABETH GARCIA AND JULIA CHERRY https://whnt.com/2019/06/08/vacationers-lose-millions-of-dollars-to-timeshare-exit-businesses/   Related article :  A study in deceptive trade practices   Hundreds of timeshare owners – from at least 46 states – have lost thousands of dollars each to timeshare exit businesses that set up operations in recent years in and around Springfield, Missouri. That is a key finding of a four-month Better Business Bureau investigation of the controversial industry by BBB Serving Eastern & Southwest Missouri & Southern Illinois. The results were published in a study entitled “Timeshare Exit Trap” (BBB.org/TimeShareExitStudy). The study highlights several cases where timeshare...

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The Aaronson Law Firm settles a lawsuit brought against it by Diamond Resorts International

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Our law firm settles a lawsuit brought against it by Diamond resorts. Orlando, FL:   For Immediate Release:   The Aaronson Law Firm of Orlando has settled a lawsuit brought against it by Diamond Resorts International, Inc. Austin Aaronson, it’s managing owner, expressed “relief and gratification” in having defended the suit. “This result means that we can continue to represent any and all aggrieved timeshare owners with no restrictions whatsoever”. www.canceltimeshare.com is owned and operated by www.aaronsonlawgroup.com  In recent years, the timeshare industry has endeavored to fight opposition by suing timeshare ‘exit’ companies, and even actual law firms, by means of litigation. The Aaronson firm  is the...

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THE TIMESHARE INDUSTRY – A STUDY IN DECEPTIVE TRADE PRACTICES

I. The Culture of the Timeshare Industry           In a perfect, Platonian realm, the archetypical timeshare is not a bad thing. Not by a long shot. For example, you can vacation there only as often as you want. You share the cost of it with others, so it’s surely less expensive to maintain than say, a condo that you own outright. It’s already furnished and all decked out, so staying there is a turn-key proposition. And if it’s part of a resort network, you don’t have to go to the same old place year after year. No,...

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Timeshares Defined

Timeshares-Defined

The experiences of timeshare owners vary drastically with some satisfied with years of memorable vacations and others frantic to get rid of their timeshares. Why? What accounts for those different experiences? What is a timeshare? Basically, a timeshare is a form of shared ownership in a unit of vacation property that allows use of that property for a stipulated period of time. The daylight-to-dark ownership experiences often arise out of the type of ownership and the conditions surrounding the purchase of the timeshare. 4 Types of Timeshares Fixed Week - Predictable but lacking flexibility, the fixed-week timeshare is like a traditional...

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Sell My Timeshare?

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That’s a central question among many timeshare owners today, and one of the first escapes they consider in the face of rising maintenance fees, special assessments and unavailable vacation destinations.  Is it a logical step, though? Except for a few, highly-desirable resorts, the resale market represents a poor escape route for most timeshare owners.  The most important issues affecting timeshare sale decisions include:  the current resale marketplace, the location and legal restrictions of your particular timeshare and your original purchase price. Resale Marketplace Influences Despite incessant sales rep promises that underscore the appealing salability of your timeshare, several factors lessen that possibility. A...

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Timeshare Sales Tactics Target Elderly and Disabled

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Learn how Timeshare Sales Target Elderly and Disabled Of the many abuses of unscrupulous timeshare companies, preying on elderly consumers is one of the most loathsome. We learn of these traumatic circumstances far too often, when clients seek our assistance to cancel their timeshares. To best sketch that scenario, we will defer to some sage advice from a successful author to would-be writers. In his book, Secrets of Successful Fiction, author Robert Newton Peck advises writers to skip elaborating on the lush, sprawling beauty of the meadow in favor of showing the reader “… one butterfly landing on one bluet”. That same direction...

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Timeshare Resales: “Never Pay for a Promise”

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When looking to cancel your timeshare contract, timeshare resale companies will promise you everything that want to hear. What is a timeshare? Timeshares defined.  That’s clear advice from none other than the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and unfortunately “The Sunshine State” features plenty of shady timeshare characters with plenty of promises. That is especially true in the burgeoning vacation timeshare resale market. With the devastating real-estate melt down of 2007, many timeshare owners wanted to reduce their financial liabilities and sell their timeshares. Tied into a seemingly perpetual obligation with rising maintenance and exchange fees and little ownership value, sellers found this a...

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Timeshare Scams – Public Exposure

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You see questions and criticism about social media, but a significant benefit is shared information about timeshare scams. A Facebook page titled Westgate Resort – Scams is a prime example. Let’s examine specific complaints about the largest privately-owned vacation ownership company in the world, according to Westgate. The Promise Land of Vacation Ownership Westgate’s promotes over 28 destinations from Las Vegas and Myrtle Beach to Orlando and Gatlinburg. The Westgate promise - “Vacation ownership in a timeshare like Westgate Resorts lets you choose the high road of vacations . . . an extraordinary array of resort style activities and amenities.” A significant court...

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A Timeshare Attorney Gets Attention!

A Timeshare Attorney Gets Attention

Howard and Katherine purchased a timeshare from a major timeshare company in 2005.  Unrelenting sales maneuvers pressed them to add to their portfolio, as they were repeatedly told that owning a greater number of timeshares would improve their vacation options and ability to make reservations – not true, as they would learn.  With their exorbitant year-end tax and maintenance bill, painful reality struck and pushed them to action. Careful research for a “rock-solid” exit plan They found many companies promising easy assistance to cancel their timeshares, but very few employed attorneys.  Many just offered advice for them to deal with the timeshare...

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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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