Being involved in a resale scam is not a great experience, and that is why genuine timeshare companies like Villa del Palmar are issuing warnings to their members about the recent increase in timeshare resale scams. The problem with timeshare resale scams is that resale agents target owners of the top timeshare resorts such as Villa del Palmar resorts in an attempt to entice members to sell their units.
The sign of a resale scam is when you are asked to pay a joining fee to receive information related to the owner. What happens with the scams is that once you have paid the fee, you never hear from the agent again yet they keep your money.
The operator of Villa del Palmar timeshare, The Villa Group are working together with different law enforcement units to try and combat these prevalent scams that are targeting timeshare owners at the top timeshare resorts in Mexico. They have been working in conjunction with the American Resort Development Association, otherwise known as ARDA which offers further advice about what to do in the case of a scam.
The Villa Group remind its members to contact members services in the case of a resale scam to report any fraudulent activity. This information will be used to help safeguard other members from falling victim to the same scam. You should then make your complaint to the Business Fraud Division at the Federal Trade Commission by calling 1-877-382-4357. Unfortunately, The Villa Group’s members services will not be able to file a report with the Federal Trade Commission on your behalf owing to protocol. The next stage is to report the scam to your nearest Attorney General’s Office.