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Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club Warns Members about Resale Scams

Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club Scam Prevention Squad knows that people who have vacation ownership at resorts such as ours can fall victim to resale scams. Far too often, owners are enticed by the too good to be true offers that pop up from fraudulent companies who are trying to get their money. If you are contacted by someone who is trying to buy your membership or who says that they have a buyer lined up, you should be very wary.

Resale scams work in several different ways. They contact people who own resort memberships and start telling them that there are already buyers clamoring for their memberships. These companies may also make guarantees about how quickly they can have the membership sold and how much profit they can make for the owner. Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club Scam Prevention Squad knows that these offers seem unbelievable, and they almost always are. The most-common caveat to these deals is the necessity of an upfront payment. If the vacation owner is, in fact, dealing with a fraudulent company, the scammers will often disappear once the fee is paid.

Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club Scam Prevention Squad reminds its members that they should not deal with those who approach them with overblown resale promises. Turn down unrealistic offers immediately and do thorough research before thinking twice about dealing with any of these companies. No legitimate company will ask for money up front, and you should not sign anything without reading all of the fine print. Anytime that you are approached with these suspicious offers, you should reach out to your member services department. The department is there to protect you from these unsavory types and will give you any assistance that you require.

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