Still a relatively new timeshare owner at the time, Gayle C. was swindled into an upgrade scam by salespeople early on into her timeshare experience. The result was her prices skyrocketing and she no longer being able to afford the property, especially in the middle of a pandemic.
Gayle was taken advantage of by sales representatives while she was trying to enjoy a vacation spent with family. Now she has decided to share her side of the story and elaborate on what all led to her decision in contacting Wesley Financial Group, LLC to terminate her timeshare. The names of people and companies have been changed or omitted due to privacy concerns.
“I had been a timeshare owner for the last two years when I was finally able to take a trip using it. But it turned into a disaster. I was bum-rushed with another sales pitch. I was telling them I already bought a timeshare so why were they selling to me and they told me about the timeshare upgrade.”
More like a downgrade disguised as an upgrade. Rarely do timeshare upgrades benefit their owners in any way but instead, they cause more problems. Sometimes these are pushed onto timeshare owners who are experiencing issues, but Gayle had not voiced any frustration with the property and was just now getting to use it for the first time.
“They were taking time out of my vacation and also catching me while my guard was down. I had no idea what an upgrade was before speaking with them that day and I believe they used that against me. Every time I expressed wanting to leave, they would bring in another representative or even a manager to keep pushing the sale. The level of pressure was extremely high and I was so uncomfortable all alone there.”
Timeshare sales representatives do not let up on the pressure. They just keep pushing and pushing. Many timeshare owners feel as if they had no other option but to agree to the purchase. Gayle was in the middle of her vacation when she was being held up all day by these same types of sales reps.
“After the upgrade, my mortgage almost doubled and was now over $400 a month. And that doesn’t even include the maintenance costs. Since upgrading, the covid-19 pandemic hit and has prevented both my husband and me from working. Collecting on social security to get by, but how am I supposed to still afford a timeshare? We are so grateful for the help we received from WFG in canceling it all for us.”
Before calling WFG, Gayle and her husband had been out of work for close to a year and they both recently went through medical surgeries they were recovering from. Looking at their timeshare deal, we could not believe how unfairly it had been prepared for her as the timeshare owner. We worked day and night to see that her agreement was fully terminated. This was achieved and we were also able to relieve her of $16,000 in timeshare mortgage debt!*
Stuck in a similar timeshare situation yourself? Or maybe you know someone who is. If so, please feel free to pass our phone number along. We’d love to see if they qualify for our timeshare termination services.
*Wesley Financial Group, LLC (“WFG”) develops individualized programs for each client, terminates over 97% 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 canceled within the time specified in the WFG Enrollment Agreement).
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