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Has anyone rented timeshare from VR realtor?

Discussion in 'Buying, Selling, Renting' started by Funjacs, Aug 8, 2017.

  1. Funjacs

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    Hi,

    I recently put a wish list and got someone who has a rental available. Has anyone interacted with VR realtors or Diane Smith. Although she sent the rental agreement and a reference, she is requesting half the fee before hand and her paypal account was compromised so I am a little concerned. However, she can rent on thur to thur of the thanksgiving weekend. Any help will be appreciated.

    Cheers,
    Funjacs
     
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    No I have not. I tried calling her back but it was a message only number. She states that she would like to get paid through her daughters paypal and I am concerned at how this transaction is going. I really need to get the rooms down or it will start getting up in price. i am taking my mother for the first time and i really wanted her to enjoy at the hilton Oahu place.
     
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    This is very suspicious - a professional realtor does not ask you to pay them through her daughter's Paypal account.

    If you have her name, you can look up her real estate license on the state website.

    DID YOU READ THIS?

    How to verify that a rental is Legit: http://www.tugbbs.com/forums/index....ntal-is-legit-when-you-are-the-renter.109479/

    Rushing into an ill advised rental because the price is good is exactly how you get scammed.
     
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    Had a similar experience and tried to get details - Owner "with unit to rent" under this email address went dark. No response
     
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    There is no chance that a real realtor would 1) have a compromised paypal 2) want you to pay the "daughter" 3) would give you a phone number that she doesn't answer herself.

    Please post email and phone number of the party with whom you have been working.

    There was a recent scam attempt at WMOwners.com
    The "father" placed an ad to rent out WM points, but he wanted the buyer to send money to the "daughter's" account.
    This scammer has set up at least 6 user names & emails there.
    I would not be surprised if the scammer has moved on to TUG ads.
     
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    I had a wish ad for Seattle, same person Diane Smith, responded she had a week. Something fishy about her actions. Wants certified check sent, will make reservation later, no not how it works. Also gave address for trailer parl clubhouse? For address. Think this is a scam...
     
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