Reviews of the timeshare industry by the owners...
Approx. 4 year ago I 'won' a vacation package on the internet. Some days at a resort/timeshare in Orlando with free day pass to Disneyworld, some days in Fort Lauderdale, some days in Cancun mexico and a cruise to bahamas. All because they wanted to promote their new timeshare apartments in Orlando. I could make the trips/stays within 18months and got phone numbers to contact them for reservation when I had found the dates suitable for me. In the mean time I got a real nice folder with tickets and reservation number. When I contacted them by phone to book the dates for my travel they gave me a new e-mail address where I was supposed to send my booking. This appeared not to be a valid address. I then tried to call then\m on the phone again and the phone was no longer operational. All I ever got was some nice pictures in a folder.
Then, yesterday after 4 years I got a phone call from Calypso cay resort. The man who named himself Joe Sreer asked me why I never visited them. He reffered to my reservation 4 years ago and I told him the whole thing was a fraud. He then said the resort knew about the fraud and was sorry someone had used their good name and reputation for this reason. Now the wanted to offer me an even better deal with longer stays. After nearly 1/2 an hour promoting the new offer, I was told that they had to have 999USD for this new better deal.
As I already had payed 500 tey woul withdraw this so all I had to pay was 499USD. Then he asked me for a taped confirmation that they could withdraw te sum from my credit card. I asked them to call me back in two days so that I could check on them before I made any payment. This was not possible. I stopped it there. The most scary thing about this is that they have kept the information they have on me in 4 years and this shows they have not been stopped. I really hope this can help the police to stop the scam and punish the scoundrels.