In June 2013, the Federal Trade Commission sued several companies that scammed timeshare owners. The companies claimed they had interested buyers for timeshare properties. In fact, if timeshare owners paid, they found out there was no buyer — and they couldn’t get a refund.
Now, according to the FTC, somebody is trying to rip off those timeshare owners again. Several people who previously paid Resort Solutions Plus have reported to the FTC that someone recently called them claiming to be an attorney working on a case against the company. The caller said the timeshare owner was eligible for a refund, generally $1,000-$4,000 — if they first paid a “bond” or “fee,” around $800.
The FTC says it is a refund scam, designed to get more money from people who lost money from the original timeshare resale scam. People who pay will lose more money.
If you know anyone who lost money to a timeshare resale scam, please let them know that scammers may call claiming to get their money back if they pay a fee. When the FTC is able to refund money to people who have been scammed, the agency never requires them to pay. If you get such a call, report it to teh FTC and report the name of the timeshare reseller.