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Scams

  • Is donating your timeshare a scam?

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    If you're a timeshare owner who wants to get out of your recurring maintenance fees, donating it to charity sounds like a pretty sweet deal. You can just give it away, be done with the bills, get a tax deduction, and do some good for a worthy cause.

    So what's the problem? . . . The US Department of Justice wants to close down a major timeshare donation company, and the IRS says this is part of a tax fraud scheme that has been going on for years.

    From a timeshare owner's point of view, there is good news, bad news, and some REALLY bad news! . . . [Continue...]
  • Duped timeshare buyers score a victory

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    You've heard the horror stories. Maybe it even happened to you... A couple is steamrollered into buying a timeshare by salespeople who promise them the moon. Later, they discover the promises were lies. A Tennessee couple fought back [...] Read more...
  • Do timeshare owners get ripped off on cruises?

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    Have you ever used your timeshare to book a cruise? This option is available to many timeshare owners, and it seems like a great way to get a different sort of vacation. But are you getting ripped off if you do this? A new lawsuit charges just that. Continue...
  • Can a resort block your timeshare sale?

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    When you buy a timeshare, you usually know that you'll want to sell it sometime in the future. But what if you find a buyer for it, then the resort won't allow your sale? Can they keep you stuck with it forever, paying those maintenance fees indefinitely? Continue...
  • Paying a drug addict to sell your timeshare?

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    There are different ways to get rid of your timeshare, but you probably weren't planning to hire a drug addict to do it. I'd bet you also don't want to pay a convicted felon to help. Racketeering and grand theft are hardly the kind of background you'd want to see...
  • All-inclusive fees can multiply your costs

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    If you're a timeshare owner who belongs to RCI, you've probably looked through the Extra Vacations. There are some real bargains! One thing to watch out for, however, is the all-inclusive resorts. The fabulous deal you see could turn out to be dramatically different...