".... Timeshare owners continue to be frustrated with not being able to sell their properties. In 2011, many consumers fell victim to a very specific timeshare scam. Victims received a call out of the blue offering a generous price for their Mexican timeshare property. The buyer offered to handle the transaction for no money up front and made the process simple and easy for the consumer, emailing all necessary documents and providing a supposed independent escrow account to act as a secure third party.
In time, various international taxes and other ambiguous fees were assessed to victims, while the timeshare company promised reimbursement at the time of sale. Thousands of dollars later, both the buyer and escrow company disappeared, taking with them the consumers' money and trust..."
We have seen this scam perpetrated over and over again! Recently, I have gotten numerous reports of scams targeting owners of the owners of the Playa del Sol, so it appears that con artists have obtained an owner's list for that resort. As always, if you own a timeshare resort- always take the time to contact your resort management company and learn what the required transfer procedure and costs are to change ownership. This twenty minute call can give you the information you need to protect yourself from many of the "closing cost" scams that demand fake taxes or hugely inflated title search fees!