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Apr 30, 2017
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Vancouver BC Canada
Resorts Owned
Blue Bay Getaway
We are attempting to rent a week at Kelowna Delta Grand and while I admit I strayed away from TUG over to Craigslist at least my TUG membership and “the how to” section saved me over $1K for spotting what I believe is a fraud post on Craigslist.

After some back and forth with me trying to get some details of what exactly was for rent and her just trying to get me in the phone it came down to this
Hi Shirley,

I regret that I would not proceed without some of the following available :
- photos,
- proof of ownership,
-proof of right and ability to rent the week
- secured deposit process,
- confirmation in my name from Delta Grand prior to final payment.

Curious !! What payment process do you request?

My follow up when she went quiet for too long.

Hi Shirley,

Im just trying to follow a recommended practice on the topic of renting timeshares.


My posting seeking this rental and week


So I’m legit and trying to follow a good and published practice for all involved to arrange a secure rental.

How do we fill the gap regarding my ask for some verification steps?

Reply from Shirley

No problem I fully understand

Thank you

So Thank you TUG !!


Mar 24, 2006
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it is great when folks discover the scams before they become victims!