Wyndham CEO: Appeal is strong for time shares

There are 296 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Mar 27, 2007, titled Wyndham CEO: Appeal is strong for time shares. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

Franz S. Hanning, 53, chief executive officer of Wyndham Vacation Ownership since it was spun off from Cendant Corp.

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ngrant

South Amboy, NJ

#308 Dec 7, 2011
And now after purchasing the Godforsaken deal at Bluebeards, they want us to pay $700 plus Late Fees for "Assessment Fees". The call to the Attorney General office is going out tomorrow.
marcia

Zanesville, OH

#310 Apr 10, 2012
Eugene wrote:
I am going to attorney tomorrow who is interested in class action lawsit. Do you know anybody else who is interested lawsuit?
Thanks,
Eugene
I am interested on behalf of my parents who have been taken advantage of and I am in the process of obtaining a lawyer right now. I would be interested in a lawsuit contact me by email at marciaruth21@yahoo.com. Thanks
rjacobs

Brookhaven, PA

#311 May 15, 2012
Customer service is almost nonexsistant is correct. I spent four nights crying when a mixup in resorts in florida occured and we went from staying at a resort to a dirty days inn which cost up 167000 points ecouraged to get a car for longer than we wanted and the agent at travel break basically offered us nothing, we were left with 13000 points which at best is one night stay at a resort. WOW could not beleive that they did not try to bend over backwards for us. we pay over four thousand dollars per year in mortgage and housekeeping points to be not to be treated better. Don't want to be part of this outfit any longer
Betty

Daleville, AL

#312 May 15, 2012
marcia wrote:
<quoted text>I am interested on behalf of my parents who have been taken advantage of and I am in the process of obtaining a lawyer right now. I would be interested in a lawsuit contact me by email at marciaruth21@yahoo.com. Thanks

Good luck!!!! they don't care
Betty

Daleville, AL

#313 May 15, 2012
Good luck!!!!,is all I can say they will take every thing they can get from you and in return you get noting!!You can't get rooms when you want them,but if you call and want to rent they have one,so why buy points,I just quit paying,they took it back.I lost money,but if I had keep it I would have lost a lot more.
Wyndham Resale Owners

United States

#314 May 23, 2012
Each time we speak with the Wyndham marketing/sales staff we get pressured to buy more points directly from Wyndham. A salesman informed us that Wyndham is changing the contracts for new sales to prevent resales from occurring unless the resale goes through Wyndham. This way they double-dip on the commission. The alleged plan is to disenfranchise those owners who bought from ebay or some other agency other than Wyndham corporate. I smell a class-action suit if Wyndham indeed adopts such a greedy plan. Keep watching FaceBook for a new page representing resale owners... a place to vent & organize.

Since: Jul 12

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#318 Aug 27, 2012
Gee Franz- why not tell the excellent visitors about how your organization will not arbitrate with property entrepreneurs in St. Johnson over this problems there? Do not ignore to tell individuals how your workers and organization have financed selection strategies for supportive entrepreneurs so your organization can get away from a multi-million cash agreement.
Ben

Annandale, MN

#320 Sep 29, 2012
Kellie wrote:
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Wish I'd known all this before I got ripped off. They sold to me and my hubby knowing we were out of work and have 4 kids to feed, now we're stuck paying it off and can't get a room anywhere as they are booked out solid. In hindsight I can't beleive they gave us over $13,000 finance with no income to show! I have learnt my lesson (a bit late)and will never buy anything on the spot no matter how good the one day only deals are! It's a pity the depression has already set in though. Just prooves how stupid I really am.
You're not stupid. It's a phishing scam that sometimes works.
RJG

Sherwood Park, Canada

#321 Dec 3, 2012
You want to buy a condo? Buy a condo. Timeshares are a scam.
VianneyC

Phoenix, AZ

#322 Jan 28, 2013
Wyndham is already known for being a terrible timeshare resort, NEVER do business with Wyndham!!! or any other timeshare companies, this is an article about recent timeshare scams:

http://www.timesharescam.com/blog/115-timesha...

the more you know, the less possibilities you have to get scammed
VianneyC

Atlanta, GA

#323 Apr 17, 2013
Wyndham timeshare presentations are hardcore and very long-lasting, people are usually pressured and bullied into buying a timeshare. The company has been sued in federal court several times by many wyndham timeshare owners for committing wrongs in their vacation credits, such as breach of contract, violation of California’s Timeshare Act and breach of fiduciary duty, among others. These are more article about timeshare scams and how to get out of them:

http://www.timesharescam.com/
Melanie Brown

San Diego, CA

#325 Jan 23, 2014
Timeshare industry is well known for being very vulnerable to scams; consequently, vacationers and timeshare owners should be aware of timeshare investments, phony offers to rent or resell timeshares or practically anything that sounds too good to be true. http://www.timesharescam.com/
andreawhite

New York, NY

#327 Dec 3, 2014
Thousands of International travelers, particularly from the US and Canada, have fallen victims of timeshare fraud while vacationing. Resort developers hire skilled salesmen to represent their timeshares as many different attractive packages, such as financial investments, deeded properties, or vacation clubs, just to increase their sales. http://www.timesharescam.com/
Rehtaeh11

Brisbane, Australia

#328 Feb 21, 2015
OLEG S wrote:
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I just stopped paying and they started calling. I change the phone number and they started sending bills. After about 4-6 months, the mailling stopped. I ran a credit check with the three credit agencies and non of them showed WorldMark or anything to do with timeshares. They took my $2000 and just figured it was an expensevie lesson to learn. I forgot and forgave. No lawsuit needed, just stop paying and change your phone numbers. You won't be expecting them to sue you... HA HA! THEY ARE FULL OF LIES AND FRAUD! JUST AN ADVICE FOR ALL WORLDMARK OWNERS, STOP PAYING!!! ITS THAT EASY!
I made the big mistake too, purchase in gold coast australia signed up for 6000 credits paid $2000 as well...big, biggest mistake ever!! I have just done what you did and stopped paying ignored their calls changed my bankcard and now just waiting to see what is going to happen me, I hope my situation ends up like yours. I am so glad I aint the only one doing this. I get to still spend my money when and how I want too not to this stupid timeshare that i stupidly signed up for!!

“Fred Scuttle 4 Prez.”

Since: Feb 08

Miami

#329 Feb 24, 2015
Timeshare=legalized extortion
madiison

UK

#331 Apr 7, 2015
Timeshare resorts are like casinos: The house never loses, and they will certainly not allow you to stop doing your annual payments. The only possible way to get rid of your timeshare is by cancelling your contract: http://www.timesharescam.com/

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