Are you interested in purchasing a timeshare in Mexico, but are put off by the prospect of timeshare scams? Perhaps you are considering buying a Villa Group timeshare in Mexico and want to know the dangers involved. If so, I have some great, simple advice for you here about Villa Group Scams and how to know when you are purchasing a genuine Villa Group timeshare membership. Read on to find out about Villa Group Scams and how to avoid them.
Why are timeshare scams a danger?
Unfortunately, since the timeshare boom in the nineties, even the honest and genuine timeshare companies have been affected by the timeshare scammers. Thankfully, there is good news. It is quite rare to be scammed with a timeshare when you purchase a timeshare directly from a reputable company like the Villa Group. There is always a danger if you try to purchase a timeshare from a resale agent, or go to a timeshare solution company to “cancel” your timeshare contract but on the whole, timeshare companies are fully regulated nowadays.
The Odds of being victim to a Villa Group Scam
The odds of you being involved in Villa Group scams is very low. In fact, if you purchase your timeshare membership from the Villa Group directly, there is virtually no chance of being involved in a scam. The only real danger that you face regarding Villa Group scams is when you decide to purchase a resale, or if you meet with a timeshare agent that pretends to be selling a Villa Group product, or if you are thinking about cancelling your timeshare contract and use a company like Mexican Timeshare Solutions. In such cases, you are more likely to be involved in a scam.
The Villa Group Membership is not a scam
So, how do I know that the Villa Group is not a scam? Well, the Villa Group has been in the timeshare business for over three decades and its reputation speaks for itself, including thousands of timeshare members who use its resorts each week of the year. If you research the company, you will find very few complaints that have any legitimacy regarding Villa Group scams. In the instances, for example on TripAdvisor, that mention Villa Group scams directly, you can see that most of these complaints are related to having not read the contract carefully and being “promised” things by the seller. As with any business, the responsibility is with the consumer to check their contract. In my opinion, these complaints don’t make a Villa Group scam. They are one-off, unfortunate instances of bad salesmanship, not an organized scam.
Villa Group Resorts
The Villa Group is a genuine company that offers its timeshare members access to several resorts in Mexico in the best beach destinations. According to reviews of TripAdvisor, Villa Group show great experience and dedication in providing customers with the best vacation ownerships available. Thousands of members can’t all be wrong! Right? There seems to be many benefits of joining the Villa Group timeshare: outstanding reputation, high levels of members satisfaction and constant growth.
So, what are all the Villa Group scams about?
Remember, to avoid being scammed you should always deal directly with the Villa Group. There are plenty of scammers out there claiming they are selling Villa Group services and products, then they also try to sell you a timeshare at a different resort. Always, and I repeat always purchase your timeshare with Villa Group directly if you want to avoid a scam.
The Villa Group Resale Scams
There are two ways the resale scams work. First, if you purchase your Villa Group timeshare through any other website or on a classified ad, then you are at risk of a resale scam. You have no way to know if your timeshare is genuine when you purchase it through one of these websites. You may think your membership is for a 15 years, only to find out it only has one year left, or maybe you arrive to the resort only to find out that the membership doesn’t even exist. Suddenly, you realize you have been caught up in a Villa Group scam for resales. Just purchase your timeshare straight through the Villa Group, and you won’t be scammed.
The other kind of resale scam affects Villa Group members. There have been instances where happy Villa Group members are contacted about selling their membership by resale agents. The agent claims that there is a buyer waiting for your membership, but first you need to pay an introduction fee, or you need to have an surveyors report for your timeshare (which they will arrange for you and send you the bill!!). These are classic resale scams. Avoid them at all costs!
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