Never pay up front fee to sell!
I just learned this last week that I was on other end of one of those get rid of your timeshare scams, but as the buyer.
Won an auction on eBay last year for a timeshare that I really wanted, found out the buyer had paid timeshare "agent" $6500 to get rid of it and thought it was out of his name several years ago, and was confused as to why another maintenance bill came in for 2012.
Went to look up records in recorded deeds, and found the seller's name still on the property, never transferred out. Then find out that the scam was from both sides, got money from me as buyer, got money from seller, then disappeared out of state, set up new shop in new state.
I figured out their move and name change, and have filed today reports in both CA & in FL with the Attorney General Offices, with consumer complaints for both of their companies in both states. These scammers change names a lot I learned.
I had no idea until today just how widespread the problem is. I had a bad feeling about the seller on eBay (should have gone with hunches), but the feedback was great (over 99%), even here on TUG read positive, so I went for it.
Good idea to post listing on TUG as FREE timeshare, offer closing costs or something as incentive. Use a REAL escrow company, like First American or Chicago Title, and not any of those that claim to be "timeshare transfer specialists".