The reader reports that he received a cold call promising that a buyer was secured for his Villa del Palmar timeshare in Mexico at an amazing resale price of more than $40,000! A quick search on popular timeshare classified websites shows resale weeks in this timeshare system offered for sale at prices as low as $495. as of the date of publish.
Mexican timeshare owners are often the target of timeshare con artists, who cold call with the promise of hugely inflated resale prices and no "upfront fees". Then the "sale" is referred to a fake closing and escrow agent, who then demands thousands in fake closing costs and Mexican transfer taxes that do not exist or apply to timeshare resale transfers. The timeshare owner is told that they must pay these "transfer fees" in order to have the escrow agent release the promised money. If the consumer pays these fake fees and taxes, no sale or transfer ever occurs and the timeshare seller is unable to obtain a refund.
If you believe that you have been the victim of consumer fraud or mail fraud perpetrated by Mission Vacation Inc or Tracy Eastham- please take the time to report the possible crime to the California Attorney General by clicking HERE! Promptly reporting timeshare related fraud is the best way to stop it!