We constantly update our blog with regularly curated information on the timeshare industry that we invite you to read. The common thread that all of these timeshare fraud alerts have in common is that the offending company initiated contact. Additionally, reputable companies do not hold “information meeting” in local restaurant or come to your home. If an unknown company contacts you, without you initiating the conversation, there are three steps you can take. Do not do business with them or give them any sensitive information. Do not verify any information that they might have about you or your spouse. Use the steps below to report the suspicious activity and protect yourself from being called.
At Aconsumercredit™ we are dedicated to educating and helping timeshare owners learn about and confidently use their timeshare ownership. Unfortunately, there are suspicious and fraudulent companies that prey upon unsuspecting timeshare owners who may be interested in selling or renting their timeshare interests for any number of reasons. The vast majority of these scrupulous operations begin with an unsolicited phone call, e-mail or regular mail. Our timeshare fraud alerts for members and the general public are provided to help you as a consumer stay educated on fraudulent organizations.
If you receive a blind call, do not engage the entity that initiates direct contact. These companies have carefully trained their employees to act and sound like legitimate companies designed to help you. Beware of any situation were someone reaches out to you that you have not communicated with on your own.
If you have not already done so, register your phone number with the nationa DO NOT CALL registry which you can do online here.
One final thing to make note of as a consumer. Resort companies do not hold “informative meetings” in local restaurants or hotels. If you receive an invitation to any of these meetings, report them immediately as well.