Per Janet G, "Well into the process they requested a $3790.00 transfer fee in advance and listed the beneficiary to be "Promotora Costa Diamante", not Mayan Palace. Mayan Palace does not have anything to do with any such organization and though they do charge a transfer fee for out-of-family resale, it would have been about half that amount. Just want to get this on everyone's radar."
I called member services with Mayan Palace and confirmed with a resort employee that there is no affiliation, and was warned by the employee that resale transfer schemes are very common.
If you are involved in a timeshare sale for a resort located in Mexico, be sure to take the time to contact your member services department to learn what is actually required to complete a transfer of ownership. Knowing the true process can save you thousands by alerting you to potential scams!