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Old 01-27-2013, 02:43 PM   #1
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interesting/upsetting phone message

i am not real sure if this is the correct board; please move if needed. when i checked my messages friday, there was one from a timeshare broker letting me know that there are 2 possible buyers for my DVC. only problem--they are not for sale. the upsetting part is this person asked for my husband, who is deceased, and me BY name. i googled the phone number and it is for universal timesharesa. i do not know how they got my name and number. i called DVC administration, but they were already closed for the weekend. these properties have been in my name only for 3 years. any thoughts???

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Old 01-27-2013, 02:57 PM   #2
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Although I am not sure how they got your information. You should know that all real estate transactions are public Information. Anyone can access county records and get copies of deeds. Unfortunately this can lead to many solicitations for timeshare sales.
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We have gotten calls asking if we want to sell. We tell them no and to take us off their list. They always start with we have someone interested but my DH just tells them I am obsessed with my DVC and would never part with it!!!!
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Old 01-27-2013, 03:20 PM   #4
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I was receiving calls similar to yours on a weekly basis from a company which claimed it had buyers as well. We are not interested in selling our timeshares, but nonetheless the calls became persistent and they were requesting money so we filed a complaint with the state. http://www.myfloridalegal.com/tshares.nsf/pages/Law
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I got my first call like that in less than 2 months after purchasing DVC. I figured I'd like to actually use the timeshare before I sold it!

OP - as was mentioned the info is public and anyone can pull the information and begin calling or even sell the contact information they've gathered to others.
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Old 01-27-2013, 03:24 PM   #6
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thanks, y'all!
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Old 01-27-2013, 03:40 PM   #7
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My cousin once received a letter from a real estate agent who claimed that she could sell her house in Florida that was in foreclosure! My cousin's name is listed on the deed of my grandfather's house. My parents are also on that deed. Only my cousin received this notice but it freaked all of us out because the house had no mortgage and the taxes were current. So after doing some research, it turned out to be a scam from a real estate agent trying to get her to sell the house to them for very low. I have no idea how these people are able to get all of this information but somehow they do.

All I can say to you is that there are scam artists everywhere and somehow they are able to get your information. The thing is to confront them asap.
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:01 PM   #8
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It is easy to get your identity as a DVC owner -- it is on the deed that is a public record with the local recorder that anyone can look up. And from idientity it is then easy to find a phone number. in fact, the indication is that the public records is where they got your identity since they had your husband's name and they are probably trailing old records (you can find old deeds and new ones in the public records) and have not updated their own searches in a while. These are an annoyance and best to just hang up and make a complaint if it continues.
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Have you filed the required form so that Disney doesn't share your info? It came in the mailing with your dues bill.

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if it keeps happening just tell them that you want $175 a point and buyer pays closing and all M fees and that you require it paid in full within 1 week after it passes ROFR. bet they won't call again and if they do just tell them the price went up another $20 a pts.
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I get letters all the time and I don't even OWN a timeshare (DVC or elsewhere). I did, however, used to work for a timeshare property management company. LOL
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There are a lot of scam artists out there who will offer to sell your timeshare. They will claim all sorts of things, but the bottom line is they will ask you to pay a fee up-front.

Advanced fees are illegal in Florida, and any realtor who asks for a fee up-front to list your property is scamming you. If you check them through the State of Florida, I'd bet they are not even real estate brokers at all -- just thieves.
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if it keeps happening just tell them that you want $175 a point and buyer pays closing and all M fees and that you require it paid in full within 1 week after it passes ROFR. bet they won't call again and if they do just tell them the price went up another $20 a pts.
They'll say OK to any price. All you have to do is send them from $399-599 so they can process the deal. After that you won't hear from them again unless it's a different company offering to get your money back for a fee. It's a known scam.
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It's funny this thread came up here. Our transfer went through today supposedly and I came home today and had a call on my house phone to sell my timeshare. thought it was interesting.

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It's funny this thread came up here. Our transfer went through today supposedly and I came home today and had a call on my house phone to sell my timeshare. thought it was interesting.

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Is it possible that the Broker or closing agent is selling your info?

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