Interval International Vacation Services has announced it is adding Marriott Vacation Club Pulse in San Francisco to it’s growing exchange network. It is the newest addition to the groups portfolio and adds a new resort for those seeking urban breaks.

Marcos Agostini, Interval International Executive Vice President said: “It’s no surprise that Marriott Vacation Club has expanded into one of the most highly sought-after destinations in the world. This growth strategy clearly aligns with Interval’s research that shows members are eager to experience timeshare vacations in major metropolitan areas.”

Ed Kinney, Global Vice President said: “Marriott Vacation Club Pulse … Read more

The consumer Advocacy group the Better Business Bureau has issued a warning over the actions of a timeshare exit company.

An elderly couple from the U.S. had enjoyed their vacation timeshare in New Jersey for 14 years. But when the annual maintenance fees more than doubled to over $1,500 a year, they found themselves out of pocket and struggling to keep up with the payments.

They received a targeted flyer in the post to timeshare owners explaining how, if they attended a short presentation for a free lunch, they would be able to successfully get out of their timeshare and … Read more

The Better Business Bureau is warning residents of Missouri to be careful when looking to exit their timeshare contracts.

Desperate timeshare owners, looking to get out of their lengthy expensive contracts are falling victim to rogue timeshare exit companies, throughout Missouri the Better Business Bureau is claiming.

One family who discovered this for themselves, took their story to a local news channel to warn others facing the same problem. Thirty years ago, a local family and their three children purchased a timeshare in Sedona. The fees started off just $38 a year but eventually increased to a whopping $3,700 annually.… Read more

A man from Florida has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud, and could  face up to 20 years behind bars.

The telemarketing scam, largely targeted Spanish speaking victims throughout the U.S who wanted to sell their timeshare properties. Jamie Frieri 49, has plead guilty to commit wire fraud and could face a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison.

According to court documents, Frieri, operated the scam from 2014 to 2018. He conspired with another individual to take money from mainly Spanish-speaking victims throughout the United States. His victims were desperate to sell their timeshare properties … Read more

Timeshare workers rallied in Honolulu to demand a better contract and better job protection for workers at the Hilton Hawaiian Village.

Hundreds of workers and community allies gathered Friday to show strength and solidarity as Hilton Hawaiian Village workers prepare for another round of contract negotiations with the company. The rally also included workers from The Modern Honolulu who are protesting the layoff of 78 workers as owner, Diamond Resorts, seeks to convert the hotel into a timeshare.

Union members who work at Hilton Hawaiian Village are demanding a new contract that will put the workers on par with … Read more

Detectives investigating the murder of notorious timeshare fraudster John ‘Goldfinger’ Palmer, have appealed again for information.

John Palmer was murdered before he could face a multi-million fraud trial in Spain. He was due to be a ‘Key defendant’, but now the trial has concluded, police are reissuing the appeal. They hope that now the trial is over, and ended with several individuals facing lengthy prison sentences, ‘changing loyalties’ could mean some individuals in the criminal underworld would be willing to come forward with information. Detectives said that the timing of the criminal charges in relation to the Spanish trial has … Read more

People who enter into Timeshare agreements often find it difficult to keep up with the mounting maintenance fees and simply cannot afford it any longer. They may also find that the Timeshare no longer suits their needs and simply want to end the contract. Unfortunately, there are too many individuals looking to take advantage of their desperation and devise schemes in which to scam timeshare owners out of even more money.

Many fraudsters use the timeshare marketplace because they know a good number of buyers have already been mis-led. After struggling to unsuccessfully negotiate an exit from their contracts through … Read more

A scammer who targeted vulnerable timeshare owners desperate to offload their burdens, stole the identity of a lawyer from Florida to make his scam appear legitimate.

The scammer would call people who had placed ads to sell their timeshares and tell them their property could be sold if they forwarded closing costs to the lawyer, David Eaton, the Tampa Bay Times reports. Eaton, a former prosecutor and now an estate planning lawyer, learned of the scam several years ago when he got a call from the Florida Bar, according to the article. A woman had complained that she sent money … Read more

Hilton Grand Vacations is urging a court of appeal to drop a lawsuit alleging the Timeshare giant bombarded consumers with unwanted Robocalls.

Melanie Glasser brought the dispute to court and argued that Hilton Grand Vacations was a ‘classic telemarketer’ and alleged that Hilton made 15.9 million timeshare marketing calls during a six month period. She states that her suit is exactly the type of problem that the Telephone Consumer Protection Act was created for.

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) was adopted into U.S law in an effort to address the growing number of telephone marketing calls. The TCPA restricts … Read more

A federal judge in Florida has dismissed timeshare resort Orange Lake Country Club’s law suit, claiming a law firm encouraged timeshare owners to break their contracts.

In 2017, a law firm based in Seattle told the court Orange Lake Resorts were suing them in retaliation to the firms representation of consumers who want to end their timeshare agreements. Orange Lake was attempting to stop the firm and its attorneys from helping clients with concerns about their agreements.

In January this year, the Judge denied another lawyers bid to escape the lawsuit claiming he participated in a conspiracy with the timeshareRead more