A Client had a timeshare with RCI for years with a fixed week in the Poconos in PA. When she passed away a couple of years ago we found the paperwork. My mom had no interest and was going to call them and tell them they could have it. She mentioned it to me and eventually I was able to get ahold of a local rep who totally schmoozed me into believing this is fantastic. Long and the short of it… I transferred the account to a points account ($2000.00) and was told I could use it at any Wyndham hotels and all of the places listed on the website. Turns out there is a lot you can do on the RCI website but very little of it allows you to use points. So here I am paying two timeshares (oh yea icing on the cake the sales rep “gave me… for free” a 2nd timeshare that had just been foreclosed on so now I have to pay two annual fees and get twice the points that I can’t use.)
We just got a notice that my timeshare resort in Reno, Nevada, is going out of business at the end of the year, too broke to continue. They want me to sign a deed-back where I just give up my timeshare, for no money. I have enjoyed vacationing at the Plaza Resort Club for a long time. Should I just sign over the deed or get a lawyer?
A roundup of our favorite recent tax fraud cases.
Greensboro, N.C.: Former IRS revenue officer Henti Lucian Baird, 60, pleaded guilty to one count of tax evasion and one count of corruptly endeavoring to impede the due administration of the internal revenue laws.
Diamond Resorts are trying to get dismissed a class action against them for claims that they violated the Vacation ownership and Timeshare Act of 2004. Elderly clients claim that they were swindled into paying more for vacation rentals that they had little access to. The lead Plaintiff Sharon Ferraro, said that she originally paid $19,000 for a timeshare from Pacific Monarch Resorts. After Monarch was acquired by Diamond Resorts she was contacted by a representative who invited her to a meeting so that she could purchase more points to use towards her vacation rental. At the meeting in Palm Springs in 2013, she was informed that unless she upgraded her timeshare, she would eventually be left with almost no choice of resorts. She was also told during the meeting that her quarterly maintenance fees would reduce and although she was persuaded to upgrade her timeshare, she now claims it is not only worthless but her maintenance fees have increased to such a level that she can not afford to pay them. A similar theme is heard from the other plaintiffs in the class action who also experienced sharp increases in fees on top of purchasing points or upgrades. Diamond Resorts have argued that that the cases do not qualify as a class action as they are made up of 19 transactions over 15 years and that there was no overlap in witnesses identified by Ferraro and the other plaintiffs. Diamond say that keeping track of the different people involved and different state laws could potentially confuse a jury and are arguing that an outright dismissal is the appropriate remedy. Diamond have denied the plaintiffs’ claim of a single scheme that took place across three vacation rental sellers – Sunterra Corporation, Monarch and Diamond – noting that the sellers were independent companies. They then later acquired the other two vacation rental companies from whom many of the plaintiffs acquired their vacation packages. Ferraro has argued back that even though the purchases were made with different sales representatives at different companies, the contracts were the same and their witnesses could attest to the underhanded manner in which they were sold. Other defendants include Diamond Resorts Financial Services, Diamond Resorts Hawaii Collection Development, Diamond Resorts International Club, Diamond Resorts International Marketing, Diamond Resorts Management, Diamond Resorts U.S. Collection Members Association, Diamond Resorts US Collection Development, ILX Acquisition, and Premiere Vacation Collection Owners Association. The trial date has been set for April 29th 2016
ITRA Singapore are currently looking for people that where scammed by Asia Fine Diamonds in Singapore.
We are putting a Class Action against them, we will help you get compensation for the amount you invested. This is a NO FEE -NO WIN process.
There scam was simple greed.
As reported by yourvoice.asia on Jan 2nd 2016 they are starting it again. Please read.
Timeshare Reseller Accused of Cheating Consumers Out of Thousands says ITRA SingaporeSeptember 17, 2015
Anchorage, Alaska — September 17, 2015 – ITRA Singapore reviewed a complaint given to the Better Business Bureau serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington has recognized a pattern of complaints concerning sales practices and refund issues of Carriage House Travel Inc. which has a virtual office address in Kirkland, Washington, but now appears to be out of business.
Barclaycard is holding on to cash I was refunded over timeshare scam’
When Thomas Lynch and his wife bought into a bogus timeshare company they managed to get most of the money refunded. But Barclaycard kept hold of some of this cash without reason
ITRA Singapore news from 2015 we will push forward with more ITRA news from Singapore in 2016
There are no registration or legal fees because this action is being pursued by the group’s lawyers on a contingency agreement (No win-No fee). The case is listed for an imminent hearing, so if you want to get on board we recommend that you take urgent action by registering your interest at no cost.
ASA Ruling on International Timeshare Refund Action ITRA SINGAPORE
As reported previously on the TCA website, they are employed by the RDO and TATOC. Their operations can only be viewed as questionable as they are in subjection to their pay master generals. Those generals run, in part, a timeshare industry and fuel by way of copious amounts of cash, the many adverts which suggests that the industry is fantastic.
Timeshare operator Westgate Resorts is asking the Supreme Court to review a recent court ruling that slapped it with a $500,000 judgment for what a Tennessee judge called “intentional and fraudulent conduct.”