The Villagroup and Villa del Palmar resorts has issued a warning to its members regarding resale timeshare scams. It appears that Villa del Palmar timeshare owners in addition to other top timeshare companies and vacation clubs have become targets of a revived resale scam.
Unfortunately, timeshare resale scams are always present; it seems with the boom of the internet, it is impossible to control fraudulent behavior, which is why it has become more important for us to become more vigilant and skeptical of emails and telephone calls we receive out of the blue.
The Villa group timeshare operator, that has properties in Cabo San Lucas, Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit and Loreto recently informed its members that it is working with federal and local law enforcement departments in conjunction with the American Resort Development Association (ARDA) to combat fraudulent resale scams, which are tarring the reputation of the timeshare industry and affecting its members.
Members of Villa del Palmar timeshare club are advised to contact members services at Villa group to report any suspicious phone calls. If you have been directly involved in a resale scam and have lost money, your next step is to report the fraud to the Federal Trade Commission by contacting the Business Fraud Division on 1-877-382-4357. Following that, you should report the resale scams to the Attorney General’s Office in your home state.
As ever, closing the stable door once the horse has bolted is never the best idea, therefore the best advice to avoid any Villa del Palmar resale scams is to beware random phone calls offering to buy or sell your timeshare at Villa del Palmar.