Callers target timeshare owners for a second scam

In June 2013, the FTC sued several companies that scammed timeshare owners. The companies claimed they had interested buyers for timeshare properties. In fact, if timeshare owners paid, they found out there was no buyer — and they couldn’t get a refund.

Now, somebody is trying to rip off those timeshare owners again. Several people who previously paid Resort Solution Trust have reported to the FTC that someone recently called them claiming to be an attorney working on a case against the company. The caller said the timeshare owner was eligible for a refund, generally $1,000-$4,000 — if they first paid a “bond” or “fee,” around $800.

It’s a refund scam, designed to get more money from people who lost money from the original timeshare resale scam. People who pay will lose more money.

If you know anyone who lost money to a timeshare resale scam, please let them know that scammers may call claiming to get their money back if they pay a fee. When the FTC is able to refund money to people who have been scammed, the agency never requires them to pay. If you get such a call, report it to the FTC; indicate the name of the timeshare reseller.

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Comments

I am an IRS employee and ive been getting a lot of phone calls this week on our toll free line from people that have gotten calls about this as well as other scams involving FTC.. One guys said he was on a call for an hour with some one from the FTC lottery department that told him he had won 7 million dollars and he needed to claim it... Scary that these criminals are getting sneakier and stealing peoples lives right under their noses

thus you must penalize the bad boys, one way is
to hit them with twice the value of the time shares en toto plus twice the value of the underlying RE, this way bad boys wont want to play in this game where they are made to be the suckers
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whether or not you agree, i have suggested usgovt do more Nationalizing of property until those pay all tax needed to support budget and debt etc, and thus make usa self supporting as to loot.. i doubt other agencies will start this ball rolling but you are prime in that you deal in a hook way with RE which as you probably guessed is not moveable, thus you can slam all papers used against the underlying RE without loss, thus you can get the bad boys and make them pay as in my last email - "NATIONALIZING" means usgovt takes ownership, full ownership and discharges all loans liens and all other encumberances, and holds the RE free and clear thus all income is profit that is circular around tax direct into tax revenue to pay budget and debt, a nice, cheap, way to go...
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Fortunately I don't know any victim of scammers in this category. Thank you.

I have been getting numerous calls in reference to try to sell me timeshare and other issues even though I am listed in your DO NOT CALL REGISTRY FOR MORE THAN 120 Days. How can I forward you a copy of one of the e-mails that I am receiving without my consent/authorization. Please provide me with an e-mail address to send the scam e-mail to them at the FTC. Thanks for your cooperation.

I am receiving numerous calls and e-mails from time share companies even though I never wanted/intended to buy anything from them . My telephones have been listed under the "DO NOT CALL REGISTRY FOR MORE THAN 90 DAYS" AND I WAS A VICTIM OF IDENTITY THEFT FRAUD. PLEASE HELP ME by contacting me via e-mail only. THANKS. Susana

i have been a victim of idenity theft for 15 years have been reporting it, to the FTC and have never seen a refund after all I've been through.So now what am i suppose to do when my whole life & credit has been stolen by career criminals...thanks

I have received numerous phone calls even though I am in the DO NOT CALL REGISTRY FOR MORE THAN 90 DAYS. I am also getting e-mails from unsolicited Time Share Companies. I was a victim of identity theft fraud. Please help me by contacting me via e-mail only. Thanks, SML

Please post the phone numbers here so you can help others avoid this scam. Thanks!

Never pay upfront fees, PERIOD! it will protect you from 99% of all Timeshare resale scams.

Thousands of International travelers, particularly from the US and Canada, have fallen victims oftimeshare 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.

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