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Time-share law change at heart of Florida lawsuit involving Marriott Vacation Club

Marriott Vacation Club, the Orlando-based time-share company, is being accused of using its influence to get state law changed to help it jump off the hook of a pending lawsuit.

Two Central Florida legislators introduced changes to the state’s time-share law last year, after MVC was sued because of its time-share policies. The company has not commented on whether it sought the change. It stated in a court notice that the change in the law “is of crucial importance to this case” — just weeks after Gov. Rick Scott signed the bills into law May 23. read more

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Beware Of This Text Scam That Could Cost You Thousands Of Dollars

There is a new cellphone text scam circulating that could drain your entire bank account with no chance of recovery.

Fraudsters will send text messages to your phone using your bank’s phone number, requesting you call fraud prevention line to confirm your identity. They’ll make you confirm your bank details, which will give them access to all your funds. read more

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This was first posted to The Straits Times in August 2015, It seems that unscrupulous firms are out in force trying to make a quick buck from previous victims of timeshare scams.

The Consumers Association of Singapore (Case) put out an alert on three such companies yesterday. They are: AJ Chartered, Interval Resorts Network and Asian Travel Club (ATC). read more