This is an entirely new aspect of a possible timeshare scam, where an unscrupulous reseller is allegedly deeding properties to individuals who are unaware that a transfer is being completed. The unknowing buyers are then sent the next maintenance fee bill as the new owner of record!
Since there are numerous companies operating that solicit timeshare owners for thousands of dollars in upfront fees to take over the ownership of an unwanted vacation ownership property, it appears there may be a rogue operator who is simply in turn dumping these ownerships onto any unsuspecting individual who provides a name and address.
Critics of eBay's timeshare marketplace point at this bizarre story as yet another example of why consumers may want to avoid the popular websites timeshare classified section to protect themselves from rampant timeshare fraud and product misrepresentation. If you are considering purchasing a timeshare on the resale market, if is recommended that you purchase through a licensed real estate broker who is properly licensed in the state where the resort is physically located.