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Lake Worth woman sentenced to prison for timeshare fraud

There are 8 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Dec 17, 2013, titled Lake Worth woman sentenced to prison for timeshare fraud. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

A Palm Beach County woman was sentenced Monday to 4 1/2 years in federal prison for her role in a boiler room timeshare fraud, court records show.

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William Montgomery

Columbus, OH

#1 Jan 9, 2014
Most timeshare companies are taking advantage of people, often those who are more vulnerable and less able to resist hard sales tactics. I have heard of many cases where maintenance costs rise well above inflation. It would appear the timeshare companies lock people into contracts and then drive up their profits though increased maintenance charges. It would be good to see legislation whereby timeshare companies can only charge "reasonable" maintenance costs and not use this annual fee to fleece people's bank accounts:

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

London, UK

#2 Mar 11, 2014
Timeshare industry is known for being very susceptible to scams; however, timeshare properties are still a successful business for most resorts. In these times of rough economy, it is important to take care of our money, and timeshares are not in the way to achieve the financial security that we are all looking for. http://www.timesharescam.com/timeshare-compla...
Ruth Washington

San Diego, CA

#3 Apr 7, 2014
Timeshare Fraud is not something to be embarrassed about, it is a multi-million dollar industry that preys n timeshare, timeshare scam, timeshare fraud, timeon trusting vacationers and needs to be stopped. http://www.timesharescam.com/
Violet Cooper

UK

#4 Apr 30, 2014
Buying a timeshare under the impresion you will save money on the long run on travel expenses such as airfare or cruises equals to being a victim of timeshare fraud. Timeshares will barely provide you a small discount on accomodations and that´s it. Timeshares will not provide you, in most cases, any discounts on your vacation expenses. http://www.timesharescam.com/
Emilie Houston

Mazatlán, Mexico

#5 Jul 16, 2014
Thousands of International travelers, particularly from the US and Canada, have fallen victims oftimeshare 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/
Iram

Waterlooville, UK

#6 Jul 22, 2014
How odd. Aren't you the very same who has had many run ins with the law over timeshare scams and not paying staff?
William Montgomery wrote:
Most timeshare companies are taking advantage of people, often those who are more vulnerable and less able to resist hard sales tactics. I have heard of many cases where maintenance costs rise well above inflation. It would appear the timeshare companies lock people into contracts and then drive up their profits though increased maintenance charges. It would be good to see legislation whereby timeshare companies can only charge "reasonable" maintenance costs and not use this annual fee to fleece people's bank accounts:
http://www.timesharescam.com/blog/115-timesha...
Courtney Hubbard

San Diego, CA

#7 Aug 2, 2014
The timeshare industry has been into the lion’s mouth for the last couple of years, and it has generated lots of controversy and discussions in many forums and blogs on the web. However, since we’re living an economic downturn, anyone would expect that the timeshare sales collapse, but instead of that the sales seem to be increasing… but this comes with a trap: timeshare scams are increasing too. That leads us to the question: then, why keep people investing on timeshares? http://www.timesharescam.com/
Linda Rogers

Ashburn, VA

#8 Aug 6, 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/

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