Avoid Timeshare Cancellation Scams by Upgrading
December 16, 2017
Our topic this week is how you can avoid timeshare cancellation scams by upgrading your membership to get the most out of you vacation ownership. When people get to a stage at which their timeshare memberships no longer suit their needs, they are more likely to fall into the traps laid by timeshare cancellation scammers; they begin to feel that there’s no other way to sort it but to get rid of their membership. This is how the scammers make it sound, anyway, but many people don’t realize that upgrading your membership is always an option.
Below you will read about some of the common worries people have about their timeshare and how to avoid timeshare cancellation scams by upgrading.
I’ve been told by a timeshare cancellation company that my timeshare is a scam.
Firstly, you should never believe what a timeshare cancellation company is telling you. Why? Because they are scams. How can I be so sure? Because you cannot cancel a timeshare. Your contract is legally binding. Once the cooling off period has passed, known as the recission period, there is no legal way (or any way, for that matter) of so called “cancelling” a timeshare. Timeshare cancellation scammers are experts at making you think that the timeshare you have bought is a scam.
How do timeshare cancellation scams convince you that your timeshare is a scam?
New timeshare owners are most at risk of being falsely convinced that their timeshare is a fraud by timeshare cancellation scams. Why? Well if you look at some of the more common timeshare complaints online you will note a common theme. Usually they are complaints from a person who bought a timeshare and found it was hard to reserve the weeks or suites that they wanted. Often this is because the timeshare member bought the lowest level membership available and so were restricted to booking the most popular days and units in each year. This means that demand is as high and so people can be looking at having to book two years in advance. New owners are therefore at a disadvantage as most of the best dates and units will already have been booked. At this point, people can start to worry that they have been scammed, and this is where cancellation fraudsters will step in to begin their manipulation. Timeshare cancellation scams play devil’s advocate, trying to convince you that the timeshare is a scam and that you should pay for their fraudulent services.
What’s the real solution?
The best solution in these instances is to think about upgrading; upgrading will offer greater flexibility and freedom, and will make it easier to book your vacations short notice (as well as letting you stay in more locations). More often that not, new timeshare owners think they have bought a scam because it seems that can’t make the reservation they want. But, when they have a higher level timeshare membership, they will have greater choice of suites and will not be competing with the more popular cheaper options.
What you need to watch out for when upgrading
Just make sure that you are definitely upgrading your timeshare rather than buying a second membership which will run in tandem; don’t be fooled into thinking that a competitor will buy and upgrade your membership for you, it’s simply a second membership and you will be expected to pay for both.
Alternatives to upgrading to avoid timeshare cancellation scams
Alternatively, rather than upgrading your timeshare, you could take less regular vacations and save your points up to have special getaways every other year (if you are short on points), or you could rent your week(s) out if you can’t get time off every year. Finally you could book any week that comes up and exchange it through companies like RCI and International Exchange if you fancy travelling the world on the back of your membership.
The key to successful timeshare membership
If you view your membership as an investment in your future vacations at today’s prices you will see the value in upgrading when and where possible; once you have become a timeshare member with a reputable company you can do this without issue. This way you will always get the very most out of your membership!
Beware timeshare cancellation scam companies
Be very, very wary of people who claim to be able to be able to recover your funds and cancel your membership. There are laws in place to protect consumers, of course, and this means there is a period of time in which you can simply cancel your membership. If you’re within this “cooling-off” period you don’t need help to cancel your membership, and if you’re not within that time period anymore these people cannot help you anyway. If you have a problem with your membership the first person you talk to should be a representative of your provider.
Villa del Palmar Timeshare Scams (True Story Updated)
September 14, 2016
Villa del Palmar scammers have become quite savvy in recent years. They are easily tricking the average person into falling for their scams. People are losing their money, because timeshare is a popular scam trick. Fortunately, you are able to protect yourself from Villa del Palmar timeshare scams.
Guarding Yourself from Being a Victim of Villa del Palmar Timeshare Scams
Unfortunately Villa del Palmar scams are a reality , because the scammers are so persistent. Guard yourself from being a victim of Villa del Palmar scams by always purchasing your timeshare directly from a Villa del Palmar resort. A few of the dangers of buying your Villa del Palmar timeshare elsewhere are as follows:
- You purchase a non-existent Villa del Palmar membership
- High agent prices
- You purchase a timeshare at another lesser quality resort thinking you have purchased a Villa del Palmar Timeshare membership.
The solution to these Villa del Palmar scams? Make sure you purchase your timeshare in the sales room and if you are told to do this purchase anywhere else, then you are likely being scammed.
Timeshare Membership Cancellation Scams
One common timeshare scam is the timeshare membership cancellation scam. Remember, you are not able to just cancel your membership unless you do so during the cooling off period. The Villa del Palmar scam artist will have you pay a lot of money to cancel your membership, but you will be left with a hefty debt with your Villa del Palmar timeshare. Your timeshare could go into foreclosure, because you believe your timeshare has been cancelled.
Cold Callers with Timeshares
Even the happiest Villa del Palmar timeshare owners are being contacted by cold callers with scams. The cold callers inform you that there is a buyer that is interested in purchasing your Villa del Palmar timeshare. Even though you don’t want to sell your timeshare the scam artist tells you the buyer is willing to pay you a lot of money for your timeshare, but this is only a trick. After you pay a fee, then you find out that you were scammed and you lost a lot of money to the cold caller scam.
With the information provided above, we hope that we have provided you with the tools to protect yourself from being scammed by a Villa del Palmar timeshare scammer. Guard yourself and stay away from any timeshare fraud that could occur. These scammers are very persistent in getting your money.
Mexican Timeshare Solutions
December 15, 2015
If you are looking to purchase a genuine timeshare, rent your current timeshare, or sell your timeshare, then you will need a reputable and honest Mexican timeshare solutions company. There are many different timeshare solutions companies out there, but beware of the scams that await you with some of them. Mexican Timeshare Solutions and a few other companies claim that they can cancel or resell your timeshare with no problem at all, but beware that they could be fraudulent, take precautions. Look below on how to protect yourself from Mexican Timeshare Solutions scams.
Mexican Timeshare Solutions
Mexican Timeshare Solutions is one of those companies that claim that they can cancel or resell your Mexican timeshare and get your entire money back. If you visit their website online, then you will see so called testimonials from people who say that they have used this company’s services and they were able to cancel their timeshare. A few of the timeshares that this company has claimed to cancel include Real Club timeshare, Velas Vallarta timeshare, Mayan Palace timeshare, and the Villa Group timeshare. Are the testimonials actually true? Does the Mexican Timeshare Solutions company provide a genuine service for their customers? The truth is yet to be seen, because in Mexico, customers who have purchased a timeshare and it is within the cooling off period can cancel their membership without any fees. So, why would you need to use the Mexican Timeshare Solutions services if you can do it yourself?
Legal Cancellation of Mexican Timeshares
There is a legal process that is called the cooling off period. This means that you can cancel your timeshare yourself without having to using a service within a certain timeframe. The timeshare companies that were mentioned in the previous paragraph are all reputable imeshare companies and they are selling genuine timeshares. The real scammers are those that claim that they can resell and cancel your timeshare. When you are experiencing a problem with your timeshare, then contact the timeshare company yourself. It is much better to deal with the timeshare personally instead of involving a third party company. The sad thing is if you are dealing with a timeshare solution company and they claim that they have cancelled your timeshare, then you will probably find out later that it hasn’t in reality been cancelled, and your loan is defaulted.
Avoiding the Need for Mexican Timeshare Solutions
Some of the best advice that I can provide you with is to read your contract carefully. When you are dealing with a reputable timeshare company you will have a VLO (Verification Loan Officer) present. The VLO will assist you with any questions or concerns that you may have with your timeshare contract. This is the time that you should ask all the questions that you have. Have the VLO explain all the clauses and the sales.
These are just a few helpful tips to keep you safe from scams and con artists that claim to be Mexican timeshare solutions. Use these tips when you are purchasing your timeshare, so you are fully protected.