Whistleblower: Timeshare resale scams flourish in Minnesota

  • Article by: JANE FRIEDMANN , Star Tribune
  • Updated: June 1, 2013 - 6:03 PM

Timeshare resale scams in Minnesota have ripped off consumers for quite some time, but never like this.

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svictoriaJun. 1, 13 7:22 PM

Even legitimate time-shares are a waste of money. Why not just buy your own place??

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tooty123Jun. 2, 13 1:51 AM

Time shares are really elborate scams. They sell the same property over and over again and charge for using your units with their "maintenance fee." Don't buy a timeshare; you'll have trouble selling it.

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munsterlandrJun. 2, 13 7:51 AM

We were in Hawaii years ago sat in on a sales pitch for time shares on the island. I asked why we would buy new since there had to be thousands of people looking to resell theirs. The salesman said "oh, no. people keep this in their estate and pass them on to their kids". We passed on a purchase and while driving down the road to a beach passed "Timeshare Resells" businesses reselling timeshares on the island time after time...

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