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Old May 2, 2012, 09:57 AM   #1
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Timeshare fraud

Even USA Today is reporting on timeshare frauds. That picture looks familiar... oh yeah, I was just there.
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Old May 2, 2012, 10:13 AM   #2
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Seems fitting to have a picture of Poipu Point and their $65 million scam against owners!
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Old May 2, 2012, 05:31 PM   #3
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Seems fitting to have a picture of Poipu Point and their $65 million scam against owners!
What is the story ?
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Old May 2, 2012, 06:19 PM   #4
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Click the USA TODAY link in the OP's post.
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Old May 2, 2012, 06:32 PM   #5
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Seriously!! How many times do you have to be told not to pay an upfront fee!!!! UGH!!! I am new to this and have figured this out quickly!!
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Seriously!! How many times do you have to be told not to pay an upfront fee!!!! UGH!!! I am new to this and have figured this out quickly!!
Those paying upfront fees and getting scammed, in some cases multiple times, are not familiar with TUG. In fact, I would suspect that some have limited to no internet access.

When the timeshare has become a burden it is easy to believe the scammers (who can be VERY convincing) and drop your guard. Afterall, the scammers reaffirm what the owner WANTS to believe - that their timeshare IS worth money and that the original salesperson was RIGHT when they said it was a good investment.
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