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New Scam?

IngridN

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I got my first scam phone call today :hysterical: . This looks to be a new one and the person on the phone was a scammer in training in that she clearly didn't have her spiel down and kept getting confused on what she was to say next to my responses to her questions.

Basically, she worked for a broker representing a medical group that was looking for timeshares to rent at $3,600 a week in Cancun for a huge convention. They needed timeshares at the Hyatt Regency and the Marriott in Cancun (huh?). Their spiel was that I was to use my weeks to exchange into these properties and I would be paid $3.6K for each of these exchanged weeks. Of course, there was no availability through II, however, there was through the exchange company 'Universal Exchange Co' and their $199 fee per week was fully refundable :hysterical: :hysterical: :hysterical: . At that point in time I got tired of the game and told her to go find another sucker.

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KarenP

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Good to post this to warn others, although the $3600 rental price SHOULD be a red flag!
 

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Tell her you have a deal for her: You'll take $3,000 instead BUT she has to WIRE it to your account first...:rofl:
 

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Tell her you have a deal for her: You'll take $3,000 instead BUT she has to WIRE it to your account first...:rofl:

Or she could send a "Cashier's Check" for $12,000 and ask that the change be sent back to her via Western Union.
 

DianneL

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Newspaper article

There was an article in THE TENNESSEAN, our local newspaper, a few days ago about timeshare scams. The article dealt with Mexico, whereas they had a buyer for your ts for mega bucks. If interested, they turn you over to a "closing service" which requires you to wire money to Mexico for closing, etc. In some cases it was as much as $15,000, and some people did this. Of course, they lost every penny. Along those same lines, we had a call recently that wanted to know if we would sell our timeshare in Cancun. Well, guess what, we don't own a timeshare in Cancun or anywhere in Mexico. When given that info they just hung up. So sad that many people are still falling for this type scam and losing money.
 

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Or she could send a "Cashier's Check" for $12,000 and ask that the change be sent back to her via Western Union.

Was she Royalty from Nigeria?:hysterical:
 

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Was she Royalty from Nigeria?:hysterical:

No, she needs your assistance in helping her to bring in millions of dollars into the US. She will pay you a 10% fee for allowing her to use your account.

Or she has a terminal illness and needs your assistance in giving it to worthy individuals and charities.

:mad:
 

Talent312

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While this is good info to have, I have yet to answer a call from one of these cretins.
... It seems "caller ID" does have its uses.
 
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