Many reputable timeshare companies, including The Villa group (developers and operators of Villa del Palmar resorts) have issued warnings about bogus class action suits that a target long term and new timeshare owners.
What is a class action suit?
A class action suit is a joint case against a company or an individual whereby victims of scams or other fraudulent activity can essential club together and put a case forward. The advantages of a class action suit is that you share the cost of legal fees etc between all parties.
So why the warning about Villa del Palmar Class action suits?
The problem with Villa del Palmar class action suits is that Villa del Palmar is a genuine company and therefore it is very unlikely that you have been involved in a scam whereby you would win your case and receive a refund for your timeshare. Unscrupulous class action suit lawyers attract owners by claiming that you can get your money back when the reality is that you will simply be paying their fees for a case that is not going to win. Because it is a joint claim, the amount of money involved per individual claimant is not such a great deal, but together, the lawyers stand to make a great profit when they know there is very little chance of you winning.
When is a class action suit a good idea?
Class action suits are recommended if you and others have been involved in a widespread timeshare fraud, such as cases where you are sold a unit on a resort that does not exist or which is never completed. The best solution is to find other claimants yourself and then find a good timeshare lawyer.
What to do if you think you have been involved in a Villa del Palmar Scam
In the rare case that you feel you have grounds to claim that you have been subject to a Villa del Palmar scam, you should contact the company immediately or their operator Universal Vacation Club to report the scam.