Emily And Her Sister, Mary Jo Ann, Get Manipulated Into Timeshare After A ‘Free’ Lunch

Written by: Chuck McDowell Updated: Dec 01, 2022 Published: Oct 13, 2020 3 minute read

After Emily’s husband passed away, she and her sister, Mary Jo Ann, made a promise to take an annual trip together. One year, the two sisters spent three nights at a resort in the Smoky Mountains. The first morning there the resort staff offered them a free lunch if they attended a presentation about a timeshare. Once they sat down, they felt like they were in a never ending nightmare. 

The following includes first hand accounts from Emily and Mary Jo Ann’s timeshare torment. Names of people and companies have been changed or removed due to privacy reasons. 

“My sister and I like to travel annually since my husband passed away. We live close to a resort in the Smoky Mountains and we received a free three-night stay. The next day we went for a free lunch with their representative. The rest is history. We honestly felt like we could not leave until we purchased a timeshare.”

Feeling like they were cornered by the sales team, Emily and Mary Jo Ann remember a few of the so-called benefits that were used to try and win them over. 

“Their pressure points were since we already travel, why not with them. After signing we inquired about getting a five-night stay and the cost. Between the cost of the stay and the transportation it would put us well over $1000. We did not have enough points. This is when we realized we could not go where we wanted to go at a reasonable cost.”

What really steered Emily and her sister the wrong way was the fact that the sales representatives wanted them to sign a long term contract with their timeshare. 

“They misled us by telling us it was easy to get rooms wherever we wanted to go. But they were always conveniently unavailable any time we wanted to book. The other thing that really made us upset was they insisted on us signing a 20-year contract despite knowing our age. It was ridiculous. We knew we had to find a way out and that’s when we sought out help with Wesley Financial Group.”

After we were able to make sure they qualified for our termination services, we got right to work with Emily and Mary Jo Ann. 

“I remember seeing the ad for Wesley Financial Group in a magazine and talking with Mary Jo Ann and saying ‘well, why not?’ We had to find a way out and Wesley Financial provided us with that. I think what impressed me the most with this experience was the excellence and professionalism that all of the Wesley Financial Group representatives used. It was such a great experience and we were informed every step of the way.”

Not only were we able to relieve Emily and Mary Jo Ann of all of their timeshare debt, but we also were able to get them a refund of $1,400.* That’s money back in their pocket.

“I’m very satisfied with the process. All of their (WFG) agents are very knowledgeable and experienced.”

If you know someone who’s story sounds similar to Emily and Mary Jo Ann’s, pass along our phone number below. We would be more than happy to see if they qualify for our timeshare termination services.

(800) 425-4081

*Wesley Financial Group, LLC (“WFG”) develops individualized programs for each client, terminates over 98% of their client’s timeshare relationships, and in certain circumstances, obtains a refund of some or all of the timeshare purchase price.  Actual results depend on each client’s distinct case and no specific outcome is guaranteed (although WFG does offer a 100% money back guarantee if the timeshare is not cancelled within the time specified in the WFG Enrollment Agreement).

*Wesley Financial Group, LLC, and its affiliates, successors, or assigns are not lawyers or a law firm and do not engage in the practice of law or provide legal advice or legal representation. All information, software, services, and comments provided on this site are for informational and self-help purposes only and not intended to substitute for professional advice, legal or otherwise.

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