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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Madden Sentenced

May 4th, 2018

We at the TCA are pleased to update you on the sentencing of Francis Madden. Madden has been jailed for 40 months after conning innocent people into parting with thousands of pounds for holidays which were ‘virtually worthless’ in Portugal and Spain. 61-year-old Madden would get his employees to cold call daily, hundreds of vulnerable […]


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Re-Sale Scams in Mexico on The Up

April 13th, 2018

Watch out! There is a re-sale scam in Mexico Timeshare, don’t become the next sorry victim. When purchasing a timeshare, one of the biggest problems is the consumer, people do not want to own two lots of timeshare, so they could potentially become a victim of the re-sale scam unless they carry on reading below…. […]


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California Con Man Charged with Timeshare Resale Fraud

April 6th, 2018

Naif Wedad Nazer, a Thirty-nine-year-old, from Laguna Niguel California, has been charged by a federal grand jury in Orlando. The charges brought are attempt and conspiracy to commit mail fraud involving fake timeshare resale telemarketing schemes. Nazer could face the maximum penalty of 20 years in a federal prison. The USA is also looking for […]


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Vulnerable Pensioners Hit Again with Latest UK Scam

April 2nd, 2018

Vulnerable pensioners aged 79 & 78 have been cheated of £36,000 by scammers claiming to be from their bank. Police in Renfrewshire, Scotland, said it’s the worst they have investigated this year. The pensioners were tricked into transferring two payments of £18,000 over the telephone. Unfortunately, by the time the shell-shocked couple discovered they had […]


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Boulder Timeshare Trail delayed

March 16th, 2018

The trial for the two men accused of running a timeshare transfer scam has been deferred until 16th July 2018. Timothy Hatcher, 51, and Kristopher Chavez, 35, were both scheduled for a combined trial starting 2nd March 2018, to be held at the Boulder District Court, however, the trial has now been postponed until 16th […]


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