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Anyone been contacted by bedbooker for purchase of VDP points?

Discussion in 'Buying, Selling & Renting Timeshares' started by Fantax, Nov 7, 2018.

  1. Fantax

    Fantax Tug Review Crew: Rookie TUG Member

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    We own annual Villa Del Palmar points and were recently contacted by a UK firm with Mexican connections with an offer to purchase them (bedbooker.com). Offer was unsolicited so obviously we are skeptical - at this point they want nothing for upfront money but will take a 5% fee from the purchase price after the purchase is completed. Sounds too good to be true - we are interested but obviously will not give them a cent until the funds are safely in our hands. Strongly suspect this is a new angle but curious to see if anyone has successfully disposed of Mexican timeshare/vacation club points using this organization. Thanks - knowledge is power!
     
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    Thanks for the quick reply and link - I had that link bookmarked from several years ago and probably should have read it again. I believe that scammers always prey on those who were gullible enough to fall for the well-delivered pitch initially. We continue to kick ourselves for our earlier bad decisions - but also will continue to use those facilities to the maximum while we are still able to travel and enjoy them. The old axiom - "if it sounds too good to be true - it is too good to be true" still applies. I will update the thread as the process plays out - and never will send funds. Hopefully it may prevent others from falling prey - I know the scammers change names frequently to stay ahead of the law.
     
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    Update - November 21 - The Bedbooker organization sent a "contract document" through a Houston Texas law firm for our signatures to proceed with the sale. A call to our contact resulted in sincere verbal assurances that we would not need to provide any funds until we had the sale proceeds in our account. At this point I pulled the plug on the process based on numerous warning signs that were present such as sketchy law firm with potential fictitious address, unbelievable offer to purchase, initial contact was unsolicited "cold call", availability of Villa Del Palmar "points" on TUG for sale listings for much less than they were offering and experience with the reality of timeshare points actual cash value. Bottom line as widely communicated through various TUG forums - "If it sounds too good to be true, it is too good to be true".
     
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