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Timeshare scam or not

Discussion in 'Buying, Selling & Renting Timeshares' started by snowcat59, Jan 10, 2019 at 7:24 PM.

  1. snowcat59

    snowcat59 TUG Member

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    I was contacted by Private Claim Administrators to refund money I spent a few years ago trying to sale my timeshare. It was $1500.00. They claim to have found the money in Mexico and for $9800.00 , I would collect $330,000.00 minus fees which they really don't discuss. Has anyone else been approached by these people. There web-site is www.claimfed.com. Office is in Quincy Ma. and the lawyer I talked with is in San Fran. This does not sound right to me.
     
  2. Karen G

    Karen G Moderator

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    It doesn't sound right to me either! In fact, it sounds ridiculous.
     
  3. tschwa2

    tschwa2 Tug Review Crew: Rookie TUG Member

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    A few in SC, VA and FL, a single resort in NC, MD, PA, NY, UT, ME, WI, and TN plus Jamaica and the Bahamas
    It's Mexico. It's timeshare related. They contacted you out of the blue. They are offering way more than you have a reasonable claim to.
    Everything shouts SCAM SCAM SCAM.
     
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    On weekends they sell a bridge that connects Brooklyn to Manhattan .
     
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    Passepartout TUG Review Crew: Veteran TUG Member

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    And you listened to this and kept a straight face???? Amazing!
     
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  6. Jan M.

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    Definitely a scam. Individuals or groups doing stuff like this count on the old adage "There's a sucker born every minute."
     
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  7. RX8

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    The sad part is that I am sure that they have already scammed people with this absolutely ridiculous story.

    Facts - their website was created October 2018. Their website also includes "testimonials" and these low life scum sucking scammers have resorted to stealing photos of people's obituaries.

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  8. TUGBrian

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    Survey Says:

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  9. x3 skier

    x3 skier Tug Review Crew: Rookie TUG Member

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    The same lawyer I believe represents several Nigerian Princes who have some funds to deposit in your bank account as soon as you send them the info on all your accounts:rolleyes:.

    Cheers
     
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    Why would you collect $330,000 when you only lost $1500?:ponder:
     
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    The only way you'll collect a lump sum of $330K is if you buy a winning lottery ticket. Believe me, you won't be receiving this money thru the sale of a timeshare!




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    Rule of thumb: If you need to ask people on TUG if something is a scam, it's probably a scam.
     
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  13. DrQ

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    I guess it's TRUE! Timeshare fees do follow you PAST the grave!:ponder:
     
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  14. silentg

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    How did you link those up? Terrible scam!
     
  15. DrQ

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    You use WHOIS to look up the domain registration (ICANN) and google image search to find the picture.
     
  16. silentg

    silentg TUG Review Crew: Expert TUG Member

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    Oh, that’s how. Such a scam
     
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    Yup, that’s exactly what I did. The pictures of the “employees” on their website were also randomly stolen from the web.

    BTW, google image search only works on Chrome.
     
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    You're kidding, right?
     
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    never underestimate the level of creativity from folks whos only goal is to separate you from your money.
     
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