Give Back Timeshare is an Orlando Florida based timeshare exit company that claims they have been in business for almost two decades. This business is an interesting one as it doesn’t follow the same design we’re accustomed to for other timeshare exit websites. While both websites connected to Give Back Timeshare don’t look promising, do they hold anything of value to those looking for a swift timeshare exit?
Give Back Timeshare Website Review
As far as timeshare exit websites go, this is one of the more interesting situations we’ve come across. If you look up Give Back Timeshare, you’ll find a one-page website that has a BBB profile link at the top. If you click this link it leads to the V. I. Network Inc., which includes a link to a website called TimshareOut.com. Because the two seem to be connected and they are each only one page, we’ll be reviewing both.
It seems this company was established in 2001, and it is made obvious by the design of their website that it hasn’t been updated since they started. 2009 is when they were accredited by the Better Business Bureau and you would think that it would’ve been updated or improved in that time, but it still looks like a cheap 90s or 2000s ad you’d find in a magazine.
We’ll start with the Give Back Timeshare website as that was the first one we were made aware of connected to this company. Instead of separating their information into tabs, you can click on, it is all structured on a single landing page with next to no intelligent design. The logo in the left-hand corner definitely looks like it was made on MS Paint back in the early 2000s and the only thing that draws the eye is the occasional bolded statement to help separate sections of information.
It does not read anything like a respectable business but more like an advertisement, you’d find for a guidebook, which is exactly what they seem to be offering upfront. The guide is called ‘7 Facts You Need To Know When Selling Your Timeshare’, and the cover itself only adds to the cheapness of the web design. They claim that they’ve been helping people get out of their timeshares since 1999 and that they’ve aided over 70,000 timeshare owners.
They are apparently recommended by Yahoo Finance as well, which doesn’t hold much weight in the modern age. They also include a small section of satisfied clients, but half of these are from the United Kingdom. We also are given a small FAQ section down at the bottom with answers to questions like ‘Are you an upfront fee timeshare company’ and ‘How long will it take’.
They claim that they charge clients as soon as their services commence but that they aren’t like other companies who won’t help you at all but take your upfront fee. There is nothing to back up the claims that they won’t be like other companies and simply swindle you out of your money. This is another company that severely lacks any upfront information about costs.
We recommend companies that offer an escrow payment option so you can be comfortable knowing your money won’t be taken or used by them until you are released from your timeshare. If you want to learn more about why escrow payments are important, take a look at our blog.
The most interesting thing about this website, if it can be called that, is that the secondary website TimeshareOut.com is nearly identical to the Give Back Timeshare site. It does look like it was maybe updated in style to be more 2004 than 1999, but there isn’t much beyond some added fluff and a change in the name of their guide from 7 things you should know to 9.
Both websites are incredibly outdated and weak, offering nothing of actual substance and appearing more like scams than a reputable timeshare exit company’s website. If you’re looking for a good initial impression from your exit company, you’ll not find it on either of these websites. Something that should tip you off that this might be a scam is the lack of any identifying information for who owns the V. I. Network Inc.
On their BBB profile, you’ll find no name tied to the company, and searching it won’t get you much more besides a website urging people to beware of the company as it allegedly auctions timeshares on eBay.
Give Back Timeshare Reviews
On both of their websites, they have the same four reviews from the same people. Two of them are from the UK, while the other set is from America. They do have a 5 out of 5 on their Better Business Bureau profile, but only one single review. This review doesn’t seem to mention anything thoroughly about the V. I. Network Inc. but instead recommends resorts to work on the cancellation with.
They do have two complaints filed against them on the BBB website though, which doesn’t aid in their credibility status. Both complaints claim they received unwanted contact from the representatives at Give Back Timeshare, and that they felt like the company itself was crooked and dishonest. The second complaint also claims that they didn’t like the high-pressure sales tactics and wanted to be removed from the list so they wouldn’t get any more emails.
To us, this really seems like a scam in all aspects. They allegedly have 20 years of experience but they offer nothing viable to back up their claims. For a company that’s been around that long, one review and two complaints on the BBB website seems fishy.
Give Back Timeshare Cost
If you do a little googling you’ll find a forum called TUG BBS that provides allegedly honest information about timeshares and timeshare exit companies. There is a post from 2007 that claims the company that owns Give Back Timeshare asks for $1000 to gain the title of the timeshare and then upsells it on Ebay for double to triple the price they got it from you for.
Some additional comments on this post mention this is a common scam, while others claim they’ve had good luck with the company. This is the most information we get about what you should expect to spend to get out of your timeshare with this company. They offer nothing on their website or subsequent BBB page that indicates what you’ll need to spend to get free of your contract.
You should know what you’ll need to spend to get out of your timeshare before you contact the service. Especially with a company that seems to be a scam like this one, never give out your bank information or card numbers unless you’re sure the company is trustworthy. Don’t let yourself be out of money because a company wasn’t willing to disclose information.
If you’re looking for a reliable company with up-to-date marketing and credible resources to back them up, you won’t find what you’re looking for with V. I. Network Inc. Neither Give Back Timeshare or TimeshareOut.com have a website that has stood the test of time and they are essentially the same service with recycled information and the same reviews. If you’re coming from dealing with a timeshare scam, the last thing you want to do is deal with a company that might end up being a scam as well.
While there is no definitive proof to show that V. I. Network Inc. has been taking a fee and then reselling your timeshare deed for more money on eBay, the fact that this was something you could find attached to their name at all is alarming. They don’t have any employees or owner names listed on their Better Business Bureau profile, so you can’t look up who is actually handling your timeshare exit in the first place. Knowing you can trust the people handling the contract for your timeshare as well as the money you give them is incredibly important, and it can make a hard situation that much harder if you feel uncertain.
If you aren’t sure whether you’re dealing with a scam or not before the initial consultation, it is best to hold back. Many of these scam companies will take advantage of the free consultation so they can get your number even if you don’t decide to use their services. Many of the complaints we were seeing from this company, in particular, were allegedly scam calling individuals even if the person had asserted they didn’t want to use the service, or had been put on the ‘do not call’ list.
It can be difficult sometimes to tell which company is a scam and which one is real, as there aren’t a lot of them out there that are entirely credible. The Better Business Bureau website can be helpful to differentiate the scams from the real ones, but even then it can be hard to tell. If you want to find a good timeshare exit company without having to weed through dozens, we have some recommendations you might find helpful.
As for Give Back Timeshare though, it is definitely one you should avoid.