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4 Ways to Fight Timeshare Scams

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March 8, 2019 – by Primo Management Group

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You don’t have to be a victim. Check out these 4 ways you can fight timeshare scams.

Timeshare scams and fraud are serious problems in today’s world. But we don’t have to sit back and let it happen. Here are some ways you can fight timeshare scams in your own life.

Just Say No

The easiest way to fight timeshare scams is to hang up, walk away, or delete the email. They can’t scam you if you don’t let them. So, if you’re contacted by telephone about a potential buyer for your timeshare, politely decline and hang up. If a sales rep approaches you on vacation about a “free” gift in exchange for sitting through a “short” 90-minute presentation, just keep walking. You’ll have more fun laying on the beach or sipping mimosas by the pool anyway. And if you’re online, delete the emails or click away from the site. We promise you’re not missing out on anything. If you really need any of those services, do your own Google Search to find a legitimate company with a great reputation.

Of course, these methods only protect you. You’re safe but the scammer has already moved on to the next person. And sooner or later, one of those people is going to say yes. Think about it. If they only scam one person out of $3000 today, they’re having a good day. Definitely protect yourself, but then consider bigger steps.

Alert the Authorities

If you’ve been targeted for a timeshare scam, report it. Even if you saw through their ruse and said no, the next person might not. Saying something now could save your grandmother her life savings. Because timeshare scams and fraud are widespread, the FTC is busy fighting. You can report scams and fraud directly to them by clicking here. You can also report scams and fraud to your state’s Attorney General, the local news, and the Business Consumer Alliance.

Write a Review

In the Age of Information, you can find pretty much everything on the internet. Many people ask Google before they ask anyone else. So, you can fight timeshare scams by writing a review on a reputable site like Google Reviews or the Business Consumer Alliance. The most useful reviews are detailed, concise, and honest. Although just giving a low one-star rating is better than nothing, people pay more attention to longer reviews. We know it’s tempting to rage or call names, but instead, aim for something detailed and objective. Share how you were contacted, and how the scam worked, and what to do about it. That way, a potential victim will know to walk away.

File a Lawsuit

In extreme circumstances, you may choose to involve the courts. Although it’s up to the authorities to pursue criminal charges, as a private citizen you can get financial relief through the courts. And since these companies are all about profit, even the threat of a law suit can hit them where they work. Some people file suits individually while other may form a group or join in a class action suit. But, it’s both slow and costly to fight timeshare fraud in court. This is a serious step and it’s not for everyone. If it’s not for you, don’t worry. You can still do your part by spreading information about fraud and scams as we’ve discussed above.

Everyone has their own way of fighting their battles. We fight timeshare scams by spreading information in articles like these and by helping consumers like you get out of their timeshares safely, ethically, guaranteed. Contact us for help getting out of your timeshare. Let us fight for you.


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Frequently Asked Questions ?

How does PMG get me out of my timeshare contract?

PMG is not a resale, transfer, or donation company. We are consumer advocates—we help to negotiate the release of your timeshare contract obligation. We do not buy, sell, or rent your timeshare. Simply put, we help you to get out of your timeshare contract forever.

How long does the process usually take?

Usually less than 12 months, but it all depends on your situation. Let us help you. Speak to your advisor about the time, and what delays the resorts have put into place to prevent timeshare owners from departing their ownership. If you have a mortgage or past due maintenance fee, the process takes more time.

How much is my timeshare worth?

This is probably going to hurt, but whether you paid $5,000 or $50,000 for your timeshare, the IRS values all timeshares as worthless investments. In addition, that timeshare would have negative value due to the annual maintenance fee bill which compounds year after year. That is until PMG helps you cancel your timeshare.

Can I use your service if I still have a balance owed on my mortgage?

Yes. Whether you bought your timeshare 20 days ago or 20 years ago, PMG has a solution for you and is here to help.

Will my name be off the timeshare?

Yes! Permanently! GUARANTEED!

In addition to getting me out of my timeshare, can you recover the money I’ve already spent on mortgage payments and maintenance fees?

While we are able to recover money in rare cases, beware of any timeshare cancellation company that entices you with the promise of fund recovery. The truth is, the resorts are loath to give back the money they’ve already taken for timeshares.

Are your consumer advocates really “consumer advocates”, or is that just a fancy word for salesperson?

Because most of our clients have had their trust betrayed by timeshare salespeople, we understand how some consumers can become a bit jaded. When you call us for a consultation, that’s exactly what you get, a consultation. At PMG, our job is not to sell you; our job is to help you get out of your timeshare. Which is why we have numerous 5-star reviews and an “A” (excellent) rating from the BCA.

Why should I choose PMG to get me out of my timeshare?

We go above and beyond for our customers by helping to protect you, and have the best success rate in the industry, rated 5-stars by clients. We pride ourselves on providing our customers with the best customer service in the industry. When you contact our company, you speak to a live person, not an automated system or voicemail. We offer a 100% money back guarantee, and we can provide documented proof of our success in helping customers just like you.

What happens after I sign up with you? Will I be apprised of your progress?

At PMG, we pride ourselves on our hands-on, boutique-style customer service, so every new client will work with our expert, experienced team whose job is to keep you in the loop throughout the entire cancellation process. We are always just a phone call away.

How much is your fee?

Not all timeshare experiences are created equal. Some are more complicated than others, and every situation is different. That’s why our trained timeshare elimination consultants will ask you a series of questions designed to determine exactly what needs to be done to terminate your timeshare, how long it will take, and how they can best advocate for you. We will always seek the most cost-effective route for you.

What if I still have more questions?

Canceling a timeshare contract is not a cookie cutter process. With each situation being unique, once you complete the form below an experienced consumer advocate will call you today to discuss your options.