Timeshare Elimination Consultants is another timeshare exit company that may be able to help you cancel your timeshare. They have been operating since 2019 and are located in Ormond Beach, Florida.
Timeshare Elimination Consultants Website
Timeshare Elimination Consultants’ website is very spare, simple, and navigable. However, we quickly found its simplicity and navigability to be related to its general lack of solid information about the company or its owners and staff. Beyond that, it is not very professional-looking in terms of either images and visuals or content. The copy on the homepage is difficult to read in several places, and when it is legible, it does not provide much, if any, information about the company’s processes and experience in the industry.
We found that there was also a massive use of typical industry phrases at the end of the site—a paragraph you can navigate to using the link for “Why Choose Us.” This paragraph talks a great deal about “the burden of a timeshare,” “buyers [sic] remorse,” and developing an “exit strategy.” Timeshare Elimination Consultants also claim they can perform forensic audits in their process of helping you exit your timeshare. However, there are no details saying how exactly they do this or what any of that would mean to you as a client. You should always come away from a timeshare exit company’s website knowing exactly how they are going to serve you and what steps they are capable of taking in order to do so.
Timeshare Elimination Consultants Reviews and Complaints
Timeshare Elimination Consultants’ reviews, like their website, seems to indicate an incredible lack of professionalism. Not only are they unaccredited with the Better Business Bureau and hold an F rating, but they also have zero reviews and several complaints.
These complaints all point to what we would unfortunately expect from their rating and the initial impression their website offers. That is, that Timeshare Elimination Consultants is quite frankly fraudulent: they are reported to take their clients’ money upfront, and then cannot be reached ever again. All of the BBB complaints are from past clients who faced this situation and are now seeking refunds from Timeshare Elimination Consultants. You can review some of the complaints below:
As you can see, these complaints all remain unanswered and unaddressed. It should go without saying that this is problematic.
Timeshare Elimination Consultants Cost
As with many timeshare exit companies, we could not find any information about costs on Timeshare Elimination Consultants’ website. They say they provide consultations, but do not note whether those are free or not.
On Timeshare Elimination Consultants’ BBB page, a few clients wrote that they paid $3,200 upfront for services, while a few others wrote they paid $9,000 to $9,850 upfront. If you were to do business with this company, we would say you could expect to pay within that range depending on what you needed. However, in this case, we would instead say you could expect to lose that much.
We absolutely do not recommend working with any timeshare exit company who requests money upfront, especially not a company like this one, and always advise that you seek out a reputable company who uses escrow for payments. You can learn more about why it’s important to use escrow payments here.
General Advice on Avoiding Online Scams
Unfortunately, we have to evaluate companies like Timeshare Elimination Consultants as fraudulent operations. Knowing this ahead of time can help you to have a better idea of what red flags to look for, though, so you can avoid companies like this one or other kinds of online scams in the future. Companies such as Timeshare Elimination Consultants make lofty claims online, but do nothing for their clients offline except take their money.
We would suggest you keep the following tips in mind to avoid scams and shady companies:
- Resist any pressure to act fast or pay for a service right away. A reputable company will never pressure you into working with them before you are ready to get started. High-pressure sales tactics and hounding potential clients are major warning signs, and they point to a business you want to avoid working with.
- Inquire about licenses,insurance, and identification, with all local businesses. It’s typically a good idea to work with a local business, but to get even more clear about which of those are trustworthy, it’s also wise to ask them about their licensing and insurance. Checking all identification is smart to do, too, especially with any business that will be dealing with your money and personal information.
- Check the fine print, and don’t believe everything you read. Many fraudulent companies rely upon using common industry phrases, but just like Timeshare Elimination Consultants, only use them in a shallow way, and do not have any information to back up their claims. They tend to exaggerate and make outlandish promises within those claims. A responsible company will not do this; rather, they will provide you with details on how they will cancel your timeshare for you.
- Watch out for high upfront payments and nontraditional payment methods. Requests for you to pay via wire transfers or prepaid money cards are common red flags, but so are requests for upfront fees that do not use escrow, as well as agreements that do not have legitimate contracts. There is no money-back guarantee or amount of lip service that is sufficient to truly promise that you will get a refund should a service not go through as promised
When it comes to timeshare exit companies, while it can be tricky to find a business that does not use these methods, you do have better options. A timeshare exit company should not make any false statements or claims. They should be clear about how they will cancel your timeshare, be transparent about the length of time it could potentially take to do so, highlight their means of getting in touch with the resort or property owner, and discuss how they will use your state’s laws to enact their cancellation processes.
To find out more about what solid timeshare cancellation practices look like, please be sure to look into these companies that we recommend for their reputable practices and overall legitimacy. One of these companies would be a much better choice for what you need.
We maintain our previous points when it comes to Timeshare Elimination Consultants, and recommend that you do not work with this timeshare exit company. They are, for all intents and purposes, a scam, and will not help you cancel your timeshare in any way.
However, there are several other timeshare exit companies that we would recommend you look into. All of our recommended timeshare exit companies use escrow, have several positive reviews, and are overall reputable. Again, you can learn about these companies and find out how to get in touch with them here.
If you still have questions about our recommended companies, or anything else related to cancelling your timeshare, please feel free to get in touch to learn more. You can contact us using the contact form on the right side of the page, initiate the live chat, or give us a call at 833-416-8796.