Confessions of a Timeshare Scammer

A man who used to scam timeshare owners with fictional offers to buy them out comes clean with some inside information. And a lawyer specializing in helping those with debts they can’t pay has some reassuring advice for those struggling to cover their maintenance fees.

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If you own a timeshare — especially one in Mexico — today’s story will help prevent you or family members from being ripped off by a scam that has gone on for years, and is especially cruel for people who have been struggling to pay their yearly maintenance fees due to COVID-19.

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H. Dennis Beaver, Esq.
Attorney at Law, Author of "You and the Law"

After attending Loyola University School of Law, H. Dennis Beaver joined California's Kern County District Attorney's Office, where he established a Consumer Fraud section. He is in the general practice of law and writes a syndicated newspaper column, "You and the Law." Through his column he offers readers in need of down-to-earth advice his help free of charge. "I know it sounds corny, but I just love to be able to use my education and experience to help, simply to help. When a reader contacts me, it is a gift."