Robert Allison characterizes his time spent addressing fraud-related issues with General Motors as a position requiring confrontation on a daily basis. That he would fall victim to fraud himself seems inconceivable. However he can now be counted among the exponentially growing list of timeshare owners who have been deceived by a Missouri-based company promising to help consumers exit their timeshare.
We have previously written about the multitude of timeshare exit scams plaguing Missouri and the Better Business Bureau trying to expose them. The recent increase of such scams has shown how important it is for victims to speak out, because the people falling prey to this type of fraud are not gullible or guileless. They are educated adults just like Allison.
Timeshares offer tremendous benefits for everyone to take their vacation every year, but circumstances occasionally necessitate exiting your timeshare. Timeshare exit teams conduct seminars in hotel meeting rooms and use numerous techniques such as call masking, fake title companies, and high-pressure tactics to convince consumers that their unused timeshares will be painlessly unloaded. While the Justice Department is attempting to crack down on such scams, the full extent of the problem cannot be measured because "many consumers just take their losses and never file complaints" according to our source.
Always check with your timeshare company first to see if they have an exit program. Do your research to ensure that the options you are considering are legitimate. Review the timeshare industry's website about safely exiting your timeshare, responsibleexit.com.
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