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Mexico Timeshare Scams & Complaints

There are several different types of Mexico timeshare scams and complaints to be aware of. Some scams happen before you buy a timeshare in Mexico and other scams happen after you buy the timeshare.

Mexico Timeshare Scams Before You Buy a Timeshare

To start, most timeshares can be considered a poor value when bought from a resort developer directly. It doesn’t matter if the timeshare is in Mexico, Canada or the United States. When you buy a timeshare from a resort developer directly, it almost always decreases in value by 50% or more the second it is purchased. This happens because a significant portion of the purchase price goes towards paying the sales staff commission, the sales facilities and the free gifts used to lure vacationers into the timeshare tour. There are not many products on earth that immediately decrease in value by several thousand dollars the second they are purchased. While this might not be considered a scam, it is certainly a poor value.

If you finance the timeshare through the resort developer directly, there is a good chance you’ll be paying a very high interest rate above 10% as well. Again, this isn’t necessarily a scam because it is disclosed to you in the timeshare documents, but it is certainly not a good value.

A timeshare becomes a scam when a sales agent chooses to lie to you about what a timeshare is and how it can be used. For example, a timeshare is not an investment, and if a sales agent chooses to tell you that it is, they are attempting to scam you because that is simply not true. Almost all timeshares do not go up in value after being purchased from a resort developer directly.

We’ve heard of some timeshare sales agents in Mexico telling current timeshare owners that they will buy their current timeshare if they buy a Mexico timeshare instead. The current timeshare owners believe this and buy the Mexico timeshare, and later find out that they still own their current timeshare. Any time a timeshare sales agent lies, it can be considered a scam, so watch out for this one.

If you really want to buy a timeshare in Mexico, a resale timeshare from a current owner will almost always be a better value. Timeshare resales in Mexico can be found on Ebay for as little as $1. Some sellers are even offering to pay the first year’s maintenance fees just so they can get rid of the timeshare, which would mean a free vacation for you the first year.

Mexico Timeshare Scams After You Buy a Timeshare

Mexico timeshare scams after you already own a timeshare have been popping up recently. A company by the name of Global Business Consultants is calling many Mexican timeshare owners and offering them a ridiculously high price for their timeshare. The company calls timeshare owners out of the blue and says they will buy your timeshare at a high price, but you will need to wire them a few thousand dollars for a “transfer fee” or “closing fee” first. When you wire them the money, they will not buy your timeshare and will instead pocket your money and disappear. This is one of the oldest scams in the book and it takes a variety of forms.

Another form of this Meixco timeshare scam is often performed by “listing” or “advertising” companies that offer to “advertise” your Mexican timeshare for you in exchange for an up-front advertising fee. You’ll pay the up-front advertising fee, and your timeshare will likely not sell. Again, many Mexican timeshares can be found on Ebay for as little as $1, so paying several hundred dollars in an attempt to sell your Mexican timeshare for more than $1 is not a good idea. Advertising your timeshare for sale on Ebay is only a few dollars.

If you’d like to get rid of your Mexican timeshare and are unable to sell it, you may want to contact your resort to see if they will take it back. If the Mexican resort won’t take the timeshare back, you may want to speak with a timeshare exit company. Timeshare exit companies work with lawyers to get your timeshare cancelled.

If you choose to speak with a timeshare exit company to cancel your timeshare, we typically recommend choosing one that offers an escrow payment option for extra piece of mind. When you pay with escrow, the timeshare exit company does not get paid in full until after your timeshare has been cancelled. Learn more about escrow and why it’s important here.

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Legitimate Companies That Buy Timeshares

If you own a timeshare that you no longer want, you may be looking for reputable and legitimate companies that buy timeshares. Your search will be very difficult because very few companies want to buy a timeshare. Most charities won’t even want your timeshare if you were to offer it to them for free.

The reason for this is that timeshare is not an investment like traditional real estate. It typically does not go up in value after you purchase it. It’s more like a new car where it loses value the second it is purchased. Unlike a new car that retains some of its value, a timeshare often doesn’t much value at all unless it is a Disney Vacation Club or a high value timeshare in Hawaii.  

Need some proof? Head over to Ebay and do a search for “timeshare.” You will likely see many timeshares being advertised for sale for as little as a $1 with no bids. If all these timeshares are advertised for a dollar and no one is buying them on the resale market, why would a company want to buy one from you? Charities don’t want them for free because they don’t want to be on the hook for the rising maintenance fees.

An old timeshare resale scam involves a random person / company calling you out of the blue and offering you a high amount to purchase your timeshare. This person will usually offer you more than the amount that you originally paid for your timeshare to get you excited. Once you’ve agreed to sell your timeshare to them, they will ask for a bogus fee to cover a “transfer fee” or a “paperwork fee”. You’ll pay this bogus fee and the company will disappear with your money and never buy your timeshare. A company by the name of Global Business Consultants is currently running this scam as of 11/25/19.

Many timeshare resale scams operate the same way. Timeshare resale companies will make you believe that your timeshare has value, and all you need to do is pay them an up-front “listing” or “advertising” fee to sell the timeshare. Once you pay the up-front “listing” or “advertising” fee, there is a very good chance that no one will ever buy the timeshare and you will be out the “listing” or “advertising” fee.

The safest way to sell your timeshare is through a licensed real estate broker because brokers are not allowed to charge an up-front fee to sell your timeshare. However, timeshare brokers work on commission, so if your timeshare has no value, as many do not, a timeshare broker will not have an incentive to sell your timeshare.

So, rather than looking for reputable companies that buy timeshares, you may want to reach out to a timeshare exit company instead if your resort won’t take the timeshare back. Timeshare exit companies work with lawyers to cancel your timeshare and stop your future fees. These companies do not buy timeshares or advertise your timeshare for sale.

We typically like to recommend timeshare exit companies that offer an escrow payment option, so the timeshare exit company does not get paid in full until after your timeshare has been cancelled. Learn more about escrow and why it’s important here.

Before working with a timeshare exit company, give your resort a call and see if they will take it back. Sometimes a resort developer will take the timeshare back if you agree to pay them the equivalent of one- or two-year’s maintenance fees and are current on maintenance fees and don’t owe a mortgage. Giving the timeshare back to the resort will always be cheaper than working with a timeshare exit company. Typically, a timeshare exit company will charge more than $2,000 for its services. Be careful when talking to your resort developer because they will likely try to sell you more timeshare rather than help you cancel your current timeshare.

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What Is Escrow & Why Is It Important?

Escrow is a third-party holding account that keeps your money safe while the timeshare exit service is being completed. If the timeshare exit service is not completed as promised, you can get your money back directly from the escrow account company. This is important because it holds the timeshare exit company accountable. The company must complete the cancellation of your timeshare successfully before it’s paid. This gives the timeshare exit company incentive to complete the task it was hired to do.

When you pay up-front, you don’t know if the timeshare exit company is going to do what it says it is going to do. The company could take your money and never cancel your timeshare. This is why we recommend only working with timeshare exit companies that offer an escrow payment option.

No Up-Front Fee Escrow vs 100% Money Back Guarantee

A timeshare exit company can go out of business at any time. If the timeshare exit company goes out of business, you will most likely not receive your “100% money back guarantee” that the company promised. A recent example of this can be found with a timeshare exit company by the name of Aconsumercredit. This was a timeshare exit company that offered a “100% money back guarantee”, but when it went out of business in Sept. 2018, timeshare owners did not get their money back. The timeshare owners that hired Aconsumercredit still own their timeshare and lost all money paid to the company for a timeshare cancellation service that never happened. Have a look at Aconsumercredit’s recent reviews here.

Many timeshare exit companies offer a “100% money-back guarantee,” but that doesn’t really mean anything at all. Any company can make big promises and then fall through on them later. This is why you should always work with a timeshare exit company that offers an escrow payment option. The escrow company is separate from the timeshare exit company.

An escrow service protects both the timeshare owner and the timeshare exit company. The timeshare owner is protected by knowing their money is only released to the timeshare exit company after their timeshare is cancelled. The timeshare exit company is protected by knowing the timeshare owner will pay for the timeshare cancellation service after the timeshare has been cancelled.

As of 10/1/19, our favorite company to recommend is Seaside Consulting. This is one of the only companies that offers an escrow payment option to cancel your timeshare. The company also has an A+ with the BBB and 100+ positive reviews on BBB and Trustpilot.  Read our full review here.

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Kings Creek Plantation Timeshare Cancellation

Kings Creek Plantation is a resort nestled into the scenic Williamsburg, Virginia. Golf packages, Olympic sized swimming pools and a variety of dining options make this resort a favored option while visiting the town. Right off your doorstep lies America’s historic triangle of Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Yorktown. After purchasing a timeshare with this resort and going on a few trips, you may find that you prefer to vacation to other locations instead. If you find yourself not using the timeshare, you may want to get rid of Kings Creek timeshare top stop your annual maintenance fees.

         It is very common for timeshare owners to believe their timeshare purchase was a good investment like real estate that would increase in value over time. However, in reality, the vast majority of timeshares decrease in value by fifty percent right after they are purchased from a resort developer. For example, head over to eBay or Craigslist and search “timeshare” and you will likly see several advertisements for as little as $1. Even at $1, you’ll likly see no one bidding on the timeshare, which indicates there is little to no market for the product. So how then can you cancel Kings Creek Plantation timeshare if you’re unable to sell it, even for $1?

         Timeshare exit companies exist to help you get out of your timeshare when you can’t sell it and your resort won’t take it back from you. These companies can help if you feel you were misled during the sales presentation to purchase a product that was misrepresented. Many work with lawyers to get your contact cancelled and stop your maintenance fees.

If you choose to work with a timeshare exit company, our recommendations is to work with companies that offer an escrow payment option so the timeshare exit company only gets paid after your timeshare is cancelled.

         Using escrow as a payment method is the best way to cancel your timeshare because it protects you from all possible scams. This is why so few timeshare exit companies offer escrow as a payment option. An escrow service provides protection for both the timeshare owner and the exit company because the company cannot get paid until they have followed through on their promise, and in turn, the companies are satisfied with the knowledge that they will get paid once the timeshare is canceled.

Learn more about escrow payment and why it’s important here. Or, give us a call, submit a contact form or initiate live chat for your free timeshare exit consultation.


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Orange Lake Timeshare Cancellation

Orange Lake Resort is a timeshare resort in Kissimmee, Florida near all of Orlando and Kissimme’s top attractions. With lazy rivers, waterslides, four golf courses and plenty of kids activities, this resort is a family’s idyllic getaway. If Disney World isn’t your thing, Busch Gardens, Sea World, Gatorland, and the Kennedy Space Center are also nearby for your enjoyment. Although Orange Lake Resort is one of the most highly rated resorts in the area, some guests who purchased timeshare here have eventually found themselves wanting to get rid of Orange Lake Resort timeshare.

A search on eBay for “Orange Lake timeshare” brings up several results of owners looking to sell their Orange Lake timeshare. Many of these timeshare advertisements are being advertised for as low as $1 as of 5/15/19. Furthermore, many of the ads priced as low as $1 don’t have any bids on them (although some do). When a timeshare is being sold online for $1 and very few people are bidding to buy it, that is a good indication that owners of that timeshare are having a difficult time selling the timeshare, even for next to nothing.

The truth is, no timeshare is an investment. Unlike real estate, timeshare does not typically increase in value. In fact, it almost always decreases in value the second it is purchased through a resort developer directly. Timeshare isn’t real estate, and in the case of Orange Lake, it’s just points with Holiday Inn. If you bought these Holiday Inn points, you basically just bought the privilege to stay at Holiday Inn resorts each year for a very long time. Even if you ask an Orange Lake timeshare salesperson if the timeshare is an investment, he or she is required to say it is not because it is against the law for a real estate agent to say a timeshare is an investment that increases in value in Florida.

So then, how can you get out of your Orange Lake timeshare if you can’t sell it on eBay for $1? Fortunately, Orange Lake resorts now offers a “take back” program where, in some cases, they will let you give the timeshare back to them. You may have to pay them a fee to do this, but at least your maintenance fees will stop.

If you feel Orange Lake misrepresented their product when you purchased it, you may want to consider speaking with a timeshare exit company for legal representation. Although, it’s almost always going to be cheaper and less hassle to give the timeshare back to Orange Lake. You did sign a legally binding contract, after all.

If you choose to hire a timeshare exit company for legal representation, our recommendation is to only work with companies that offer a no up front fee escrow payment option. Escrow is important because it is the safest way to get out of your timeshare and avoids the scammers. By using escrow as a payment method, the timeshare exit company will not get paid until your timeshare is out of your name. Any company can promise you the guarantee of your money back, but with escrow the timeshare exit company doesn’t actually get paid until after the job is done.

Learn more about escrow and why it’s important here. Or, submit a contact form, initiate live chat or give us a call for your free timeshare exit consultation.


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RCI Timeshare Cancellation

RCI is the largest timeshare vacation exchange network in the world. They do not sell timeshares. Instead, they offer timeshare owners a method to exchange their timeshare for a different timeshare in a different location. They offer exchange opportunities at resorts in destinations in every continent of the world. Choices of vacation types like beaches, casinos and family vacation may entice people to buy timeshares so they may exchange with RCI. If you’re wondering how to get rid of RCI timeshare, the first step is to figure out what timeshare you own.

         More often than not timeshare owners are mistaken to believe their timeshare is a good investment. This is simply a lie. It can be nearly impossible to sell a timeshare. That is why you can go on eBay right now and find timeshares for sale for $1 with no bids and no buyers. These are timeshare owners who have had enough and simply want to get out, but can’t find any buyers so they just want to give it away. It would be nice if you could donate your timeshare, but timeshares are such a bad investment that no charity will take them. No one wants to be burdened with a timeshare that has rising maintenance fees each year.

         Once you’ve figured out what timeshare you own, it’s time to figure out if you can give it back to your resort directly. Most resorts do not offer this as an option. After all, they don’t have much of an incentive to help you get out of your contract. They are making money while collecting an interest rate on numerous fees and loans if you have them. Occasionally, resorts may be willing to work with you to get out of your timeshare so they can increase their inventory to in turn sell to new timeshare owners, but this usually only applies if you do not owe a mortgage.

So what can you do to get rid of RCI timeshare? Timeshare exit companies are here to help. hey can get out of RCI timeshare when you can’t sell, can’t donate, and can’t give it back to the resort you originally purchased from. We here at TimeshareExitCompanies.com are a review website. We review timeshare exit companies and help you avoid scams. We only advise you to work with a timeshare exit company that offers escrow as a payment method in order to avoid scams and false promises.

         Using escrow is a safe payment method to use while canceling your timeshare because you don’t have to pay fees upfront to the timeshare exit company for the service, so you are protected from hidden scams. By using escrow, you do not have to pay the company until after the timeshare is canceled and out of your name. Timeshare exit companies that offer an escrow payment option are the best choice by far. An escrow service provides protection for both the timeshare owner and the exit company.

Learn more about escrow and why it’s important here. Or, initiate live chat, submit a contact form or give us a call for your free timeshare exit consultation.


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Interval International Timeshare Cancellation

Interval International is a vacation exchange network that timeshare owners can use to exchange their timeshare for a different location. With resorts in every continent, and resorts that offer top quality amenities to their guests you may have been tempted into purchasing a timeshare just to be able to use Interval International. The problem with Interval International timeshare cancellation is that II is not a timeshare. It is an exchange network. So if you’re wondering how to get rid of Interval timeshare,the first step would be to figure out what timeshare you actually own because it’s impossible to own an Interval International timeshare.

          Many timeshare owners once believed their timeshare was a good investment like real estate that would increase in value over time. Sadly, these owners are gravely mistaken. Most timeshares decrease in value by 50% after they are purchased from a resort developer. At this very moment, eBay has timeshares for sale for $1 with no bids and no buyers. This is because timeshare owners want to get out of their purchase and put this mistake behind them. Timeshare owners advertising for $1 have realized they were sold an unrealistic vacation plan and don’t know any other next steps on how to get rid of Interval International timeshare. 

         So how can you get out of your timeshare if you can’t sell it for $1? What are the next steps? You could try to give it back to your timeshare resort directly, but many are unwilling to work with you because they want to continue collecting your maintenance fees each year. Timeshare exit companies exist for this very reason. They can help you get out of your timeshare when you can’t sell it and your resort won’t take it back. We strongly advise using a timeshare exit company that offers escrow as a payment method in order to avoid scams.

         Using escrow as a payment method is a safe way to pursue canceling Interval International timeshare cancellation. With escrow, the timeshare exit company does not require paying a high upfront fee to the timeshare exit company. You pay the escrow account up-front, but the timeshare exit company does not get paid from the escrow account until after the timeshare is canceled and out of your name. Timeshare exit companies that offer an escrow payment option are the safest choice because they are held accountable to complete the work they were hired to do.

Learn more about escrow and why it’s important here. Or, give us a call, initiate live chat or submit a contact form for more information on cancelling your timeshare.


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Garza Blanca Timeshare Cancellation

Garza Blanca is a resort and spa with two locations, one in Puerto Vallarta and one in Los Cabos. The resort features lavish penthouses, and deluxe multi-bedroom suites. Gourmet dining, zip lining, whale watching, and tequila tasting are just a few of the amenities that are offered to guests. After traveling to this destination you may have been tempted by skilled salespeople to buy a timeshare, now you want to know how to get rid of Garza Blanca timeshare.   

         Perhaps you were led into believing that you would be saving money on future vacations and making a wise investment. Many timeshare owners commonly believe their timeshare is will go up in value like real estate, and are later disappointed to learn they can’t ever give it away for $1 when they no longer want it.

         Did you know timeshares decrease in value by 50% the second after they are purchased? It’s similar to buying a new car. The second it’s purchased and “driven off the lot” you lose a lot of money.

You can buy a timeshare on eBay and other online marketplaces for as little as $1. Many timeshare owners advertise their timeshare for sale for such a little amount in hopes of simply getting rid of the thing and stopping their maintenance fees. When it still doesn’t sell for $1, it may seem like you are stuck and have no options for getting rid of your Garza Blanca timeshare.

         You have signed a legally binding contract and the resort may be unwilling to help you get out of that contract. The amount of money they are making off the maintenance fees and interest of the loans you might be paying, make the chances of them helping you low. Sometimes, the resort may be willing to work with you to get out of your timeshare so they can increase their inventory to in turn sell to new timeshare owners, but that is rarely the case. Many timeshare resort developers would prefer to sell new timeshares so they keep you paying your maintenance fees.

Timeshare exit companies exist for this very reason because they can help you get out of your timeshare when you’re unable to sell and your resort refuses to help you. We only advise using a timeshare exit company that offers escrow as a payment method in order to avoid paying an up front fee.

         Escrow is important, and a safe payment method to use while canceling your timeshare because it does not require immediate payment. Instead, you pay an escrow company and the timeshare exit company only gets paid from the escrow company after your timeshare is cancelled. Timeshare exit companies that offer an escrow payment option are the safest choice by far because it ensures they are held accountable. If they don’t do the work, they don’t get paid. An escrow service provides protection for both the timeshare owner and the exit company.

Learn more about escrow and why it’s important here. Or, initiate live chat, give us a call or submit a contact form for your free timeshare exit consultation.


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Grand Solmar Timeshare Cancellation

The Grand Solmar resort is located on the copper beaches of Cabo San Lucas. With the resorts main focus to provide relaxation and tranquility, there are plenty of amenities for every guest. The Grand Solmar has an infinity pool, came-up bar, private cabanas, and private beaches. Guests have numerous options for accommodations such as studios, suites, and penthouses. So what could be the reason that you would want to get out of Grand Solmar timeshare? Perhaps you were mistaken for what a timeshare actually was at the time of purchase. Or, perhaps you simply felt pressured by the sales agents. Whatever your reason, we are here to help you with information on how to get out of Grand Solmar timeshare.

         If you were led to believe that a timeshare is a good investment like real estate that would increase in value over time, you were simply lied to. Timeshare is not an investment. In fact, the vast majority of timeshares decrease in value by 50% the second after they are purchased from a resort developer. If you go to eBay right now, you can find timeshares going for $1 with no bids and no buyers because timeshare owners can not get rid of them and just want their maintenance fees to stop.

         So how can you cancel Grand Solmar timeshare? It can be difficult because you did sign a legally binding contract. Many resorts are unwilling to help you get out of it because they are making money on interest rates and maintenance fees. You can try joining the others on eBay attempting to sell for $1, but you will likely be disappointed because timeshares rarely, if ever, sell on the resale market. This is why timeshare exit companies exist. These companies work with lawyers to get you out of your timeshare. We here at TimeshareExitCompanies.com only advise working with timeshare exit companies that offer an escrow payment option because the timeshare exit company does not get paid until your timeshare is cancelled.

         Using escrow as a payment method is the best way to pursue canceling your timeshare because it does not require a high upfront fee or the possibility of getting scammed. Timeshare exit companies that offer an escrow payment option are the best choice because they put their money where their mouth is. They are so confident in their services that they are willing to perform them without getting paid until after the service is complete. An escrow service provides protection for both the timeshare owner and the exit company because the company can’t get paid until they have delivered their promise, and they are satisfied with the knowledge that they will get paid once the timeshare is canceled.

Learn more about paying a timeshare exit company with escrow here. Or, give us a call, submit a contact form or initiate live chat for more information on how to get rid your timeshare with no up front fees.


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GeoHoliday Timeshare Cancellation

GeoHoliday is a vacation club that uses credits-based innovations and exchange systems that claim to offer flexibility and more travel opportunities. There are about 4,500 different resorts that are available to timeshare holders including some in Mexico, Spain, Europe, and Asia. With a timeshare membership, you can travel to the beaches or the mountains; however, your options may not be as flexible and carefree as you once thought.

         You might be wondering how to get rid of your Geo Holiday timeshare because of the costly membership and maintenance fees, or realizing you can travel on your own for less money. Many timeshare owners who previously believed their timeshare was a good investment later find out the truth. The majority of timeshares and travel club memberships decrease in value by 50% or more after they are purchased from a resort developer directly. Currently, eBay has timeshares for sale for $1 with no bids and no buyers, this is due to timeshare owners wanting to get out of their purchase and put this mistake behind them.

         How can you get out of this bad investment? The timeshare wasn’t all that it was pitched to be, that’s clear. Now you are trapped with a legally binding document that GeoHoliday may be unwilling to help you get out of. GeoHoliday may allow you to give the membership back to them, but if you have a loan it may not possibly. Even if it’s paid in full, you may still have issues. The trick is finding someone high up enough in management that has the power to take it back. Giving it back is always the best option if it is available. The last thing you want to be is another seller on eBay with no bids and no offers on a $1 timeshare purchase.

         When you can’t sell your membership and can’t give it back, timeshare exit companies exist to assist you. These companies can help you get out of GeoHoliday timeshare when no other options are left. We only recommend using timeshare exit companies that offer an escrow payment option, so you are protected from scams. Escrow is important because it is the safest way to get out of your timeshare because you do not pay the exit company any money up-front. By using escrow, the timeshare exit company will not get paid until your timeshare is out of your name. Any company can promise you the guarantee of your money back if you aren’t satisfied with their work, but this is often not as it seems. Escrow is the only realistic option when it comes to your safety as a client.

Learn more about escrow and why it’s important here. Or, submit a contact form, give us a call, or initiate live chat for your free timeshare exit consultation.