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Looking for Attorney to Help with Timeshare situation

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Someone I know has sunk about $50,000 into a timeshare. She is aging and wants to get out of it. Unfortunately, she found an "exit company" to help her. She signed a contract with them ($9,000), and then discovered that the exit company has many horrible review and an F rating at BBB. She does not want to proceed with the exit company, but has already contracted with them to go through the process. And paid them.

Does anyone here know a good lawyer that works on these kinds of issues? She would like to find out what her options are.
 

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Someone I know has sunk about $50,000 into a timeshare. She is aging and wants to get out of it. Unfortunately, she found an "exit company" to help her. She signed a contract with them ($9,000), and then discovered that the exit company has many horrible review and an F rating at BBB. She does not want to proceed with the exit company, but has already contracted with them to go through the process. And paid them.

Does anyone here know a good lawyer that works on these kinds of issues? She would like to find out what her options are.


Suggestion; If any of this transaction (including the payment of funds) was conducted by mail then I would suggest contacting the U.S. Postal Inspection Service....




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She signed a contract with them ($9,000), and then discovered that the exit company has many horrible review and an F rating at BBB. She does not want to proceed with the exit company, but has already contracted with them to go through the process. And paid them.

The key is did she send them the $9,000? If not, don't and ignore any communications from them... If she sent them the money, it is another kettle of fish...

George
 

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Whatever she has spent is likely gone. We have yet to find even ONE of these bloodsuckers to be legitimate. She should simply quit sending the timeshare company (or any exit outfit) a nickel. At 90 she is unlikely to need credit and by defaulting, they'll simply foreclose and she'll be done. After she's missed a few payments, they might be more amenable to terminating her obligation in lieu of foreclosure, but as long as she's current they'll keep milking her as a 'cash cow'.

Sorry it's come to this, but it is what it is.

Jim
 

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They helped her apply for a credit card and charged the $9k to that credit card. It was not done by mail.

Unfortunately, I did look up people attempting to dispute that kind of charge with credit card companies and there are at least some instances where the credit card company found in favor of the vendor. She did sign a contract with them so they can back up that they legitimately charged her card.

Ya... tough situation.
 

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They helped her apply for a credit card and charged the $9k to that credit card. It was not done by mail.

Unfortunately, I did look up people attempting to dispute that kind of charge with credit card companies and there are at least some instances where the credit card company found in favor of the vendor. She did sign a contract with them so they can back up that they legitimately charged her card.

Ya... tough situation.
Sorry. The money is probably gone. What state is the timeshare deeded in?
 

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Deeded in CAlifornia.
Crap. All you had to do was default to get out of a TS and maybe don’t object to the foreclosure. CA is an anti-deficiency state.
 

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They helped her apply for a credit card and charged the $9k to that credit card. It was not done by mail.

Unfortunately, I did look up people attempting to dispute that kind of charge with credit card companies and there are at least some instances where the credit card company found in favor of the vendor. She did sign a contract with them so they can back up that they legitimately charged her card.

Ya... tough situation.

If she paid by credit card, she should dispute the charge. When it is related to timeshares, the credit card companies are sometimes more understanding.
 

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If she has already paid this exit company and her TS is in CA, then likely the exit company will tell her just to stop any more payments to the resort and let the resort foreclose. The resort will foreclose, your acquaintance will no longer be owner of the timeshare, and then the exit company will claim another "success".
 

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They helped her apply for a credit card and charged the $9k to that credit card. It was not done by mail.

How did they help her apply? Did they give her a phone number to call, did they stay on the phone with her when she called, did they participate in the phone call.

How many days passed between the time she applied for the credit card until the time she received the credit card.
How many days passed between the time she applied for the credit card and the time she charged on the credit card.
 
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