Timeshare scams

Companies lure potential customers with free stays at a timeshare in exchange for the client agreeing to simply sit through a timeshare presentation. However, problems may arise once you agree to buy the property. Timeshare scams range from hidden booking or maintenance fees to more extreme cases, such as companies suddenly going out of business once they secure your hefty deposit, leaving you without a timeshare.

Warning signs - How to protect yourself

  • Do not sign a contract or any document at the presentation. Allow yourself the opportunity to consider the offer.
  • Check for complaints registered against the timeshare company before attending its presentation. Cancel your meeting if there are grievances filed against the company.

Were you a victim?

Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre
Toll-free: 1-888-495-8501

Competition Bureau of Canada
Toll-free: 1-800-348-5358

Ontario Provincial Police
Toll-free: 1-888-310-1122

Financial Consumer Agency of Canada
Toll-free: 1-866-461-3222

Better Business Bureau
(BBB Locator Tool)

Fraud: Recognize, report and stop it!

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