Timeshare Complaints: The Top Five.

Timeshare reviews are full of complaints. Learn the most common ones and avoid becoming a timeshare victim; as soon as you hear these lies told usually in sales presentations, say “no, thank you” and walk away from the sales rep.

Selling fraudulent timeshares in Mexico is becoming a common practice as is becoming harder to reach the goals timeshare managers have every month.

The following is a list of the 5 most common timeshare complaints. Please share this information with others to prevent your friends and family from falling victim to timeshare scams in Mexico.

Timeshare Complaint #1 – Guaranteed Rental Income
The most common timeshare complaint is the promise of guaranteed rental income for timeshare weeks. Many clients are enticed into buying a timeshare,Guest Posting or buying a larger package than they need or can afford, because the salesperson presents the timeshare as a financial investment. The salesreps claim that the client’s timeshare weeks will be deposited into their marketing program and rented out by them.

In reality, after the client has purchased and returned home, they are referred to an outside rental agency. The rental agency will charge an upfront fee to list the property. The timeshare weeks are typically never rented, and when the client tries to contact the rental agency or the timeshare resort, their calls and emails are ignored.

Timeshare Complaint # 2 – Guaranteed Resale of Previously Owned Timeshare
Most vacationers who already have a timeshare membership are not interested in purchasing another membership due to the high maintenance fees involved in timeshare ownership. The salespeople are very aware of this, and as a sales tactic, they promise to resell, trade in, or do an equity exchange for the previously owned timeshare in order to subsidize the purchase of a new timeshare contract.

Some organizations will create an equity exchange agreement. The client believes that the resort will take over their old timeshare, which means that they will no longer be responsible for paying the maintenance fees. Other resort refer clients to an outside resale agent. The resale agents draft up a contract stating that the sale of the other property will be completed in 90 – 120 days. Within this time period, the timeshare resort tries to offer incentives, such as discounts, if the client pays for the timeshare in full. This is because they are aware that the previously owned timeshare will not sell, but they still want to ensure that the client remits their full payment. The promised of a guaranteed resale or trade in of an old timeshare is one of the most financially detrimental timeshare complaints because the client is left buying a new membership, without the profit from the old membership, and has to pay maintenance fees on both properties.

Timeshare Complaint # 3 – False Annuity Programs
Some timeshare salespeople claim that the resort has relationships with major banks that will offer an annuity program. The timeshare salesperson claims that if the purchaser pays an additional 5% of the timeshare purchase upfront to an outside organization, the purchaser will get the benefit of the use of the timeshare, and receive the entire purchase price of the timeshare back at the end of the contract from the annuity program. This is another ploy to ask for upfront fees for a service that does not exist.

Timeshare Complaint # 4 – Maintenance fees increase continously
Another common timeshare complaint is the verbal promise that the maintenance fees are fixed and will not increase for the life of the contract, essentially, locking in the cost of the vacation. Unfortunately, this claim is not true, and the timeshare owners find themselves responsible for maintenance fees that increase far more rapidly than the rate of inflation. The increasing costs of maintenance fees, coupled with the affordable online travel deals available today, negates any benefit of owning a timeshare. In fact, taking a vacation to a timeshare resort is often more expensive, when you factor in the flights, maintenance fees, food etc. than booking an all-inclusive deal to the same resort online.

Timeshare Complaint # 5 – Special Assessments fees
Increasing maintenance fees are not the only timeshare complaint that owners experience. Some timeshare resorts are also implementing special assessments every 5 years or so, which in effect, double the maintenance fee for that year. The timeshare resorts claim to be using the special assessment for special projects or to cover costs incurred by unexpected circumstances; however, most of the resorts that are imposing special assessments do not have valid reasons to do so. If you have been sent a bill for a special assessment, ask the resort to clearly outline each expenditure that it will be used for, as well as how your maintenance fees were spent. If it does not seem valid, contact Mexican Timeshare Solutions for a free assessment of how we can help you to cancel your timeshare contract.

If you have experienced any of the above timeshare scams, do not hesitate to contact us at Mexican Timeshare Solutions. We help clients with all types of timeshare complaints to cancel their Mexican timeshare contract and recover their hard-earned money. Contact us today for our free advice on how we can help you to resolve your timeshare complaint.

About Mexican Timeshare Solutions:

Our goal is to assist timeshare purchasers who feel they were scammed or taken advantage of by fraudulent salespeople. No upfront fees for our services cancelling timeshare frauds. We offer a free consultation and we do not rest until get your cancellation.


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Getting Out Of Timeshare Contract:The Truth About it

Getting out of a timeshare contract is not as easy as it sounds. Financial obligations were made and the resort developer will not let you off the hook very easily.

Thousands of International travelers,Guest Posting particularly from the US and Canada, have fallen victims of timeshare fraud while vacationing in Mexico. Resort developers hire skilled salesmen to represent their timeshares as many different attractive packages, such as financial investments, deeded properties, or vacation clubs, just to increase their sales.

Unfortunately these promises are normally made verbally, and the clients end up being disappointed by their purchase which turned out to be nothing they were promised. In desperation to get rid of their timeshare, they research different options to try to resolve their timeshare fraud issue.

Getting out of timeshare contract option 1
Renting Timeshare Weeks

Many timeshare developers sell their timeshare packages as a financial investment. They claim that their properties are in constant demand by travel agents, and that the rentals are guaranteed if the client signs up with one of their affiliated brokers. Most times, these companies do not perform the rental of timeshare weeks and the client is left even more frustrated in the intend of getting out of timeshare contract.

Getting out of timeshare contract option 2
Selling their timeshares to someone elseDuring the sales presentation, many salesmen will claim that if the client is not completely satisfied, the timeshare developer will buy back the timeshare for an attractive percentage of the fair market value. In reality, timeshare developers do not buy back their timeshares. They may refer the timeshare owner to a third party resale company, who operates in a similar fashion to the rental agencies that collect fees to list the property, and then never follow through on the sale.

We have also heard recently of clients who have listed with a resale company that claims to have a purchase offer from an actual client. Be careful as these resale agents tells the client that they are required to pay the Mexican IVA taxes for the sale into an escrow account. In a matter of days, the client is supposed to receive their payment from the purchaser, and the taxes will be refunded.

This is another form of timeshare scam because escrow accounts do not exist in Mexico. The resale agent takes the thousands of dollars, meant to be paid for taxes, and disappears.

Getting out of timeshare contract option 3
Cancelling TimesharesCancelling a timeshare is a complicated procedure that requires help from people with experience and knowledge. There are several new companies that claim to offer timeshare relief or cancellation for an upfront fee. They may send the client paperwork to transfer the title or complete the cancellation procedure. This paperwork never actually gets processed by the timeshare scam developer. When the client calls the resort, they are still in fact the owner of the timeshare, and they have lost money to the timeshare cancellation company in upfront fees.

If you have already purchased a fraudulent timeshare and are interested in renting, selling or getting out of timeshare contract, here is some advice from our experts at Mexican Timeshare Solutions:

1) Do not make spur of the moment decisions

Large real estate purchases and sales require careful thought and consideration about the financial implications you will incur. Many fraudulent timeshare salespeople conduct high pressure sales presentations and offer one-day only special deals. This is a common sales tactic of ensuring that the purchaser does not take the time to investigate the reputation of the company, or the details of the contract they are signing.

2) Do your research

Do not buy a timeshare or list a timeshare for rental, resale or relief without investigating the company thoroughly. Most of the timeshare companies on our blacklist are there because they have a bad reputation for scamming their customers. If there are few or no complaints online, that is a good sign that the company is reputable. People who have had issues like to share their experience on websites such as complaintsboard.com, ripoffreport.com or squeakywheel.com to ensure that other people do not fall victim to timeshare scam. Check these sites carefully before making a timeshare purchase or listing your property for rentals, resale or cancellation.

3) Never pay upfront fees

Unfortunately the timeshare industry is riddled with scam and fraud companies that are linked with each other. Many of the rental or resale companies that the timeshare developers recommend charge upfront fees, and are another scam. If the company is willing to work on a commission basis for a successful outcome, then they are likely reputable, but if they ask for fees in advance, this is the first sign to walk away.

How is Mexican Timeshare Solutions Different?

We do not charge any upfront fees. MTS is a results-based organization that works hard to protect and fight for consumer rights. We do not have any relationships with the timeshare developers and we have an excellent success rate in cancelling timeshare contracts and recovering timeshare owners’ money. Our experts work on a 100% contingency basis, meaning, if we do not cancel your timeshare scam contract successfully, you do not pay us a penny. Contact us today for a free consultation on how we can help to free you from your timeshare scam.

About Mexican Timeshare Solutions:

Our goal is to assist timeshare purchasers who feel they were scammed or taken advantage of by fraudulent salespeople. No upfront fees for our services cancelling timeshare frauds. We offer a free consultation and we do not rest until get your cancellation.

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