Over 7 million Lost in Fraudulent Claims!

September 13th, 2017

It seems more and more Timeshare resorts, airlines, car hire companies along with banks and phone providers are becoming progressively more creative when it comes to hidden extras and sneaky ruses designed to rip you off. According to Action Fraud, scams have increased by nearly 18% in 2016. There were over 5,800 reported holiday scams, […]

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More Telesales Scams!

September 8th, 2017

During a well-earned break in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico, Carlos and his wife Maria purchased a timeshare which cost $58,000 dollars at a timeshare resort named Club Regina. The purchase allowed them one week per year with a yearly maintenance fee of $1,400. Unfortunately for the couple, they have used their week once in past 17 […]

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Timeshare – Public Hearings

August 28th, 2017

Some public hearings are being held for disgruntled timeshare consumers. They are being given the opportunity to share their stories with the hope of developing a single piece of legislation that will be used to regulate the timeshare industry. The National Consumer Commission are carrying out these hearings to understand what the consumers are experiencing […]

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National Consumer Commission’s Timeshare Inquiry

August 2nd, 2017

Cheated holidaymakers have grouped together telling the National Consumer Commission’s Timeshare Inquiry how they all felt intimidated and pressured into signing perpetual contracts‚ paying holiday clubs thousands for timeshare holidays that never materialised. Ebrahim Mayet‚ 57‚ Lenasia businessman‚ spoke on the first day of the public hearings in Pretoria stating that he alone paid over […]

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Ever Increasing Annual Fees!

July 31st, 2017

Cases where presented to the National Consumer Commission in Durban in July, from consumers who are locked into contracts for life, unable to sell timeshare their points or even give them away in order to free themselves from the ever-increasing costs. Thankfully the National Consumer Commission are to conduct a two-day public inquiry. Thezi Mabuza […]

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Is Timeshare Resale a Bad Idea?

July 14th, 2017

Think again, if you believe that timeshare resale is the way forward, we at TCA have highlighted several reasons why it’s proving to be a bad idea and in most cases unfortunately a scam. It appears that there are more owners trying to sell their timeshares than there are buyers? The current situation is so […]

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Timeshare Owners Defrauded by Law Firm!

July 3rd, 2017

In June 2017 a timeshare seller sued a law firm in Nashville claiming that it was tricking timeshare owners. The claim is that timeshare owners are contacting the law firm for representation against alleged timeshare fraud, the owners pay their legal fees however, then the law firm never delivers the legal services it promises. The […]

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Big news in South Carolina

June 19th, 2017

Timeshare is big business in South Carolina and it is said that the timeshare industry has secured $2.4 billion in spending across the state in 2015.  Accordingly it also provided in excess of 19,000 jobs, $818 million in wages, and $130 million in tax revenue. In Charleston USA a federal judge has asked for some […]

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Does the National Consumer Commission have the power to call time on timeshare?

June 16th, 2017

It’s music to the ears of many timeshare consumers and it’s been a long time coming.  The industry is about to go under the microscope with the National Consumer Commission (NCC) announcing that a public inquiry into the multi-billion-rand “vacation ownership” industry will take place. It’s the same old story for the unfortunate consumers who […]

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Keeping it Simple.

May 17th, 2017

As we know holiday timeshares are a thriving successful business.  Alone, more than 3 million Americans are timeshare members, and many of them are very pleased with their purchase.  While the chances of being conned have drastically decreased, insiders still warn that are still plenty of unethical sales representatives out there, better known as “heat merchants” […]

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