Find out here how to protect your Villa del Palmar Timeshare membership from scams.
Scams, scams and more scams: what’s the truth about Villa del Palmar timeshare scams? Those who own a timeshare at Villa del Palmar in Mexico (and those considering Villa del Palmar timeshare ownership) should be aware of how timeshare scams have developed with the purpose of stealing money from tourists and interested timeshare buyers.
You may be asking yourself, “Why is it possible for me to get caught up in a timeshare scam when I know I’m with a vacation club agency that is legit?” Well, scammers have gone out of their way to create intricate methods of scamming vacation club members, and that’s why you should be knowledgeable about the following types of scams and what to do about them if one of them should happen to you. Villa del Palmar timeshare scams are not common but like any reputable timeshare you are at risk of being targeted by scammers.
Want to sell your Villa del Palmar timeshare? Think again!
Resale Villa del Palmar timeshare scams are by far the most clever strategy around because it operates on the premise of someone being available to buy your membership from you. The company sets the trap by claiming to have a buyer interested in purchasing a Villa del Palmar timeshare in your location. Even if you are not in the least bit interested in reselling your timeshare, you may seize the opportunity to transfer the ownership to another person when they offer you such a great price. So, what happens is that Villa del Palmar timeshare owners pay the requested consultation fee to gain access to contact information about the interested buyer. The problem lies in not getting any more feedback from the company once the company has received your fee. An easy Villa del Palmar timeshare scam!
Beware cancellation scams
Those of you who are Villa del Palmar timeshare novices will sometimes fall prey to cancellation scammers. Villa del Palmar timeshare cancellation scams occur when you get involved with businesses that pose as lawyers who are able —and graciously willing— to cancel your Villa del Palmar timeshare loan. The problem with this is the timing of the cancellation service. These companies offer to do this cancellation service for free and then end up charging you for services anyway. On top of that, you eventually find out that your timeshare loan was not canceled, and now you are in default on the loan because of nonpayment. To prevent falling prey to these Villa del Palmar timeshare scams, just remember that once the cooling period is off, the loan agreement is still enforceable.
Want to rent your Villa del Palmar timeshare? Great but beware scam rental agencies.
If you desire to rent your timeshare for vacation slots you know you are not going to use, pay attention to rental scams. A rental scam will be orchestrated by a company posing as a rental agent who is able to rent your timeshare for an upfront fee. If you fall prey to this scam, you will have paid money for a service you will not get. Therefore, make it a point to research available rental agencies prior to paying any money. Strive to do business with reputable companies only and companies offering to receive commission payments in lieu of upfront fees.
What to do if you’ve encountered a Villa del Palmar timeshare scam
The Member Services of Villa del Palmar timeshare agency should be the first point of contact for reporting any scams you’ve experienced. Your next step is to file a report with your local state attorney general’s office (found on the internet or in your local yellow pages) and the Business Fraud Division of the Federal Trade Commission. Division by calling 1-877-382-4357. The ARDA is another agency you should report to. Just go to http://www.arda.org/advisories and follow the instructions for filing a scam report. Keep a record of all correspondence from the fraudulent company to support your case against the Villa del Palmar timeshare scam.