Cape Town Update

January 7th, 2019

We at TCA would like to update you following on from a previous post in September 2018. The long-awaited report into the Cape Town mis-selling of timeshare has finally been announced, the story has captured the timeshare headlines, recommendations have been introduced to include, new laws and regulators to deal with the industry. Ebrahim Mohamed, […]


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Another Timeshare Allegation

October 1st, 2018

Another allegation hits the timeshare industry and this time it’s in the famous holiday destination of Gatlinburg and the Smokies. The area in Tennessee, USA is described as an area for outdoorsy people who enjoy hiking in the mountains and being close to nature. The area also boasts of an indoor waterpark, a two storey […]


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Trading Standards Warn of Timeshare Scams

August 6th, 2018

Warwickshire County Council Trading Standards warn holidaymakers that Timeshare scams haven’t gone away as thousands of people head abroad this year to enjoy the summer break. (CTSI) Chartered Trading Standards Institute are warning holidaymakers not to let their guard down. Andy Crump of Warwickshire County Councillor said: “Trading Standards are concerned that holidaymakers are still […]


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Watch Out for the ‘Exclusive Club’ Pitch

July 23rd, 2018

Are you one of the many thousands of timeshare point owners who are never able to book your preferred week? Are you aware that many consumers don’t even realise that they are in a timeshare points system due to the misleading way in which the product is sold as the famous ‘exclusive club’? It all […]


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Paying to Attend a Sales Presentation!

July 9th, 2018

Retired teachers Roger and Bonnie Legako from Knoxville Tennessee last month received an invitation to attend a timeshare presentation in Gatlinburg at the Holiday Inn’s Smoky Mountain Resort on Historic Nature Trail. The couple is currently Holiday Inn reward club members. The timeshare industry is big business in East Tennessee. There are many people who […]


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Timeshare Con Artists Agree to Surrender 3.4 million Dollars’ Worth of Assets!

June 11th, 2018

In addition to being permanently banned from offering timeshare resale services and telemarketing, the Florida based scammers behind the deceptive resale scheme have agreed to renunciate approximately 3.4 million dollars’ worth of goods, including a Rolex watch, properties, vehicles, diamonds and silver coins, to settle the Federal Trade Commission’s charges against them. The ringleaders, John […]


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Warning to all Georgia Residents!

June 8th, 2018

Officials in Atlanta are warning timeshare owners of more cold call scams, stereotypically from somebody claiming that they are calling from a travel agent. The caller usually starts by telling the owner that there is a cash buyer waiting to purchase their timeshare weeks. Then the bogus company requests upfront fees in order to start […]


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New Zealand Widower Recoups her Loss

May 30th, 2018

We reported last Friday on a New Zealand widower that was conned out of $600 after falling for a common timeshare hoax.  She had booked a cruise following her husband of 37 years’ funeral, when a company called ‘Affordable Holidays’ contacted her telling her she had won vouchers to the sum of $4,500 for her […]


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Another Pensioner Hit with the Hard Sell!

May 14th, 2018

A Portsmouth pensioner wishing to remain anonyms was tricked into parting with more than £8,000 of her life savings after she received an unsolicited cold call offering to help her relinquish an unwanted timeshare agreement. The consumer purchased a points-based Timeshare from Club La Costa back in 2000. The 69-year-old along with her husband and […]


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A Goodlettsville Couple Attend a Timeshare Presentation and End up with a Lot More Than They Bargained for!

May 11th, 2018

We’ve all heard the horror stories of innocent unsuspecting consumers going to a timeshare presentation and being held there under duress for hours on end. But wait until you hear what happened to a couple from Goodlettsville. The couple in question never intended to purchase and attended the presentation out of curiosity. Their curiosity cost […]


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