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Timeshare fraud

Discussion in 'Buying, Selling, Renting' started by artringwald, May 2, 2012.

  1. artringwald

    artringwald TUG Member

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    Even USA Today is reporting on timeshare frauds. That picture looks familiar... oh yeah, I was just there. :D
     
  2. wilma

    wilma TUG Review Crew: Expert TUG Member

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    Seems fitting to have a picture of Poipu Point and their $65 million scam against owners!:mad:
     
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    What is the story ?
     
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    Click the USA TODAY link in the OP's post.
     
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    Seriously!! How many times do you have to be told not to pay an upfront fee!!!! UGH!!! I am new to this and have figured this out quickly!!
     
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    Those paying upfront fees and getting scammed, in some cases multiple times, are not familiar with TUG. In fact, I would suspect that some have limited to no internet access.

    When the timeshare has become a burden it is easy to believe the scammers (who can be VERY convincing) and drop your guard. Afterall, the scammers reaffirm what the owner WANTS to believe - that their timeshare IS worth money and that the original salesperson was RIGHT when they said it was a good investment.
     

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