Patrick and Marilyn Get Misled Into Believing They Must Buy More

Written by: Chuck McDowell Updated: Apr 28, 2023 Published: Aug 26, 2020 3 minute read

Patrick and Marilyn M.'s Client Story

During the 2012 holiday season, Patrick and Marilyn received a call from a woman inviting them to a meeting at a hotel in West Palm Beach, FL. The purpose of the meeting was for them to learn more about the new owners of the resort, where they had bought a timeshare from a friend four years prior. The couple was told that if they attended the meeting there wouldn’t be any pressure to buy anything. What ensued next was a wrongful nightmare. 

Below is a word for word account of the timeshare nightmare that Patrick and Marilyn M. experienced. We hope their written account will shed some light on the tactics that the timeshare industry often uses on good, unsuspecting people like them. *Names of people have been changed and/or redacted for privacy reasons.

When we got there they had prepared a two-hour presentation. After the presentation, we waited for quite some time and they finally came to our table at about 9:15 p.m. When I explained I wanted out, she said a foreclosure would be my only option and cost us thousands of dollars and be very difficult. She said our only choice was to buy into the timeshare, which would take us out of the original timeshare. We were also told we would have all kinds of advantages and be able to use this in hundreds of places all over America.” 

“My husband and I looked at each other and said, ‘so what other choice do we have?’ She said, ‘You must pay $1000 to foreclose or else you’ll have to pay $30,000 to buy into this great new timeshare. If you put $3000 down, all you’ll have to pay is $220 a month and you will have incredible advantages.’ I don’t remember all the details or perks, but we essentially would, without a doubt, get into great advantages. It’s the only thing we could do.”

After Patrick and Marilyn felt like they were stuck and had no choice, the salesperson expedited the process by stating that the couple would just need to put $3,000 down right away and they could walk through the rest over the phone. When Patrick said he’d first like to read the contract, the salesperson told them that the hotel was about to close.

So we had no time to read the contract, and when I tried to call, they would never answer. I finally told her she had conned old people and in Florida that is a federal offense, but I never heard from her again. I waited years before I ever used the resort one time. It was a terrible stress on us. I really believe the stress gave me so much anxiety that I never had before.

The couple ended up having to foreclose on the timeshare at the resort even after the salesperson told them that their company would take care of the problem since they owned it. Marilyn is now living alone since Patrick, her husband, passed away last spring. She can not bear this financial burden alone, considering all the other timeshare fees she has accumulated since being lied to during the presentations.

Wesley Financial Group, LLC is in the process of terminating Marilyn’s timeshare and ridding her of the unnecessary stress and anxiety she has to deal with because of this nightmare. If you know someone who could potentially use our services, 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 terminated 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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