Avoid Villa del Palmar Resale Scam

June 19, 2014 at 9:36 pm

With a little common sense and logic, it is easy to avoid a Villa del Palmar Resale Scam. Rule no.1 in life: when something appears to be too good to be true, it generally is.

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To set the scene, it is important to note that Villa del Palmar is a brand of resorts that you can find in Cancun, Cabo San Lucas, Loreto and Puerto Vallarta. The way that timeshare membership is set up at the Villa del Palmar resorts is that is is very easy to exchange between destinations as well as join international vacation clubs such as Interval International. The biggest danger with Villa del Palmar timeshares is that because they are so popular and in demand, you may be easily convinced that the fantastic offer you have received for your timeshare at one of the Villa del Palmar resorts in Mexico is genuine.

The first red flag should be when you are contacted to sell your Villa del Palmar timeshare in any of the destinations in Mexico when you have made no previous attempt to sell your timeshare. That is, when a timeshare resale agent contacts you unsolicited to make you an offer. While generalizations are not always accurate, it is very likely that this timeshare resale offer is a scam. If you have not put your Villa del Palmar timeshare on the market or advertised it for resale, then you could most definitely fall foul to a resale scam.

What are the true dangers of a Villa del Palmar resale scam?

Apart from the fact that Villa del Palmar resale scams are easy to detect, the extent of the damage to your bank balance is not as great when scammed into selling your timeshare as when you are involved in buying a Villa del Palmar resale from a fraudulent company or individual. Villa del Palmar owners involved in a resale scams are likely to stand to lose a few hundred dollars in fake inscriptions and buyer introduction fees. In some cases you may even fork out for an unnecessary survey. In the grand scheme of timeshare scams, these amounts of cash are minimal, albeit inconvenient and fraudulent. The greatest danger comes if you think you are buying a genuine Villa del Palmar timeshare resale for much greater amounts of money only to find that you have an invalid contract and no timeshare to show for your money.

If you have any doubts about buying a Villa del Palmar timeshare resale, check with the operator to ensure that the timeshare is legally registered and a genuine membership. You may also find that you will not receive the same benefits as the original owner and may never be fully sure if the contract will be honored. The only sound advice is to purchase direct from the developer to be sure that you are buying a genuine product.