Timeshare in general certainly gets a lot of bad press, but what most people don’t know is that one of the biggest timeshare scams to watch out for occurs in resales, and Villa del Palmar owners are no exception. Some people may raise their eyebrows at the thought of attending a timeshare presentation or bemoan the hard sell of timeshare closers but the truth of the matter is that you have a choice when you attend a Villa del Palmar timeshare presentation – it is not a scam. You can choose not to buy and you can decide whether the timeshare opportunity at a Villa del Palmar resorts suits your vacation requirements. Buying a timeshare from a legitimate developer like Villa group, who are the owners of the Villa del Palmar chain, is a preference, not a scam.
However, the word scam and Villa del Palmar timeshare continue to sit side by side in the press and on the internet because of deliberate resale scams. These scams will try and convince Villa del Palmar timeshare owners to sell their timeshare to fictitious owners for a fee. Many happy Villa del Palmar timeshare owners have fallen for this scam because the sums offered for the timeshare units by the resale scammers are too good to miss. On top of fees, Villa del Palmar owners are then asked to pay for a surveyor to make a report of the unit and so forth leaving you further out of pocket. Eventually after months of waiting for the resale to go through, you realize that your Villa del Palmar timeshare is never going to be sold by the company and that it was, in fact, a scam.
As the quantities of money involved are not that large for each Villa del Palmar timeshare owner, it is not worth taking legal action, and so the scam continues. Multiply the amount charged to each owner and you can see that the scam is very lucrative for the fraudsters.
However, it is important to recognize that legitimate timeshare companies such as Villa group / Villa del Palmar have no links with these resale companies and do not advocate the use of online resale agents. You should be particularly wary of timeshare resale companies who contact you directly unsolicited.