Grand Miramar Timeshare Complaints

Grand Miramar Club & Spa All Inclusive, Puerto Vallarta Hotels, World Luxury Destinations

Legal Name:
Disyga, S.A. de C.V., TH Paraiso Azul S.A. de C.V.
  Resort sales locations
Puerto Vallarta
  Rental Companies:
High End Rentals, Horizon Property Managment, Luxury Vallarta Rentals, Holiday Vacation Management, Continental Resources
Hotel Representatives:
Cesar Mendez, Mark Gardea, Johnny Montalvo, John Monte

Common Complaints:

  • Salesperson offers a guaranteed buyout of a previously owned timeshare through one of their resale companies. Their resale companies have in house representatives and make the impression that they are one company. Luxury Vallarta Rentals was the former company, but that company has gone out of business, so they are now referring clients to High End Rentals. The difference between Grand Miramar and other resorts is that the broker fee seems to be paid through Grand Miramar directly, and is often a much higher amount (ie. $3000 – $5000)
  • The salesperson offers in house financing at a low introductory rate. When the client returns home they realize that the financing is actually a Bank of America visa card, which has been charged for the full amount of the timeshare. This is Grand Miramar’s method of ensuring that they get paid in full for the timeshare. Bank of America is typically unresponsive to disputes as a valid contract has been signed.
  • Some clients think that they are purchasing a Grand Miramar contract, when in fact they are purchasing a Platinum Access Marketing contract which does not seem to have the same rights for owner’s as a regular timeshare contract.

Grand Miramar Phone number:
Member Services USA/CAN: 1-877-839-3927
Reservations USA/CAN: 1-877-874-8901
FAX USA/CAN: 1-800-491-2906
Reservaciones México: 01-800-681-9546
Fax México: 01-800-681-9536

About Mexican Timeshare Solutions:

Our goal is to assist timeshare purchasers who feel they were scammed or taken advantage of by fraudulent salespeople. No upfront fees for our services cancelling timeshare frauds. We offer a free consultation and we do not rest until get your cancellation.

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Toll-free:     888-275-3595
Telephone:  714-277-3662
Mexico:        334-162-5467
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Grand Bay Mazatlan Timeshare Complaints

Grand Bay Resort, Marina del Sol Grand

Legal Name:
Grand Bay Resorts S.A. de C.V.
  Resort sales locations
Mazatlan
  Rental Companies:
Market Value Properties, Diamond International Escrow
Hotel Representatives:
Carlos Galindo, Mauricio Garcia

Common Complaints:

  • The resorts name and bank accounts have changed several times.
  • The timeshares have been selling on a pre-construction basis; however, there has been no progress on the construction since approximately 2009.

Grand Bay Phone:
U.S.A. or Canada: 510-779-3667

About Mexican Timeshare Solutions:

Our goal is to assist timeshare purchasers who feel they were scammed or taken advantage of by fraudulent salespeople. No upfront fees for our services cancelling timeshare frauds. We offer a free consultation and we do not rest until get your cancellation.

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Global Golf Connections:A fraudulent way to spend money at Grand Mayan

Rental and resale timeshare companies are getting more creative every day. Learn the new trick from these companies to lure vacationist to spend their money into a “money making machine” called Global Golf Connections. Learn their trick so you do not fall for their fraudulent speech.

Timeshare awarness in Global Golf Connections.

To all those people who own Timeshares at Mayan Palace be aware of the new scam being used by this company. They are announcing a way of renting out the weeks that will not be used by owners to golfers. This service is called” GGC (Global Golf Connections)” they claim to specialize in finding golfers to stay in their resort, play in their clubs and buy their extra weeks. They do all this to make the deal more attractive for buyers to purchase a a new Mayan Palace timeshare.

Reality in Global Golf Connections.

This is a lie, they don’t have golfers waiting to rent timeshare weeks. This “rental company” will take the money they charge upfront and will only list the timeshare week for far more than it will ever rent for, and that will be the last time the timeshare owner will ever hear from them. They have no intention of renting the timeshare, otherwise Global Golf Connections would not charge an upfront fee.  Be aware of any new advertisement or promotion that these places might offer you, they are all  scams and no will not deliver on the promises that are made to you at the time of purchase. This is a common ploy used by timeshare sales people. The sales people lure people into buying by telling them they can rent their extra weeks for big bucks. it’s just not true.

Many of these “rental agencies” will state they do not require annual dues or commissions from the property owners. They allege a MP owner can list as many weeks as wished. This is a false statement, they will charge upfront fees for the weeks that are supposedly being rented; they make their money from the upfront fees and commissions that will be billed to you. Mexican regulations forbid offering of gifts, free vacation certificates or any other promotion strategies without informing the consumer the specific purpose of the offer; this includes the rental of a timeshare.

Recomendations

In order to protect yourself, avoid any person who approaches you inviting you to a free breakfastand a tour of the resort that you are staying at. This is the way they will attract your attention by offering free tours, gifts and many more prizes.  Avoid them altogether because once you fall in their trap they will find a way of convincing you to purchase a timeshare no matter how unnecessary it is.

If you feel you have been misrepresented into buying a fraudulent timeshare contract, contact usat Mexican Timeshare Solutions (MTS) for your free consultation on how you can get rid of your timeshare.

MTS does not charge any upfront fees. MTS is a results-based organization that works hard to protect and fight for consumer rights. MTS does not have any relationship with timeshare developers and excellent success rate in cancelling timeshare contracts and recovering timeshare owners’ money. Our experts work on a 100% contingency basis, meaning, if our Associates cannot cancel your timeshare contract successfully, you do not pay us a penny.

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Getting Out Of Timeshare Contract:The Truth About it

Getting out of a timeshare contract is not as easy as it sounds. Financial obligations were made and the resort developer will not let you off the hook very easily. Learn the most secure way to unload a timeshare that only gives you headaches.

Thousands of International travelers, particularly from the US and Canada, have fallen victims oftimeshare fraud while vacationing in Mexico. 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.

Unfortunately these promises are normally made verbally, and the clients end up being disappointed by their purchase which turned out to be nothing they were promised. In desperation to get rid of their timeshare, they research different options to try to resolve their timeshare fraud issue. 

Getting out of timeshare contract option 1

Renting Timeshare Weeks

Many timeshare developers sell their timeshare packages as a financial investment. They claim that their properties are in constant demand by travel agents, and that the rentals are guaranteed if the client signs up with one of their affiliated brokers. Most times, these companies do not perform the rental of timeshare weeks and the client is left even more frustrated in the intend ofgetting out of timeshare contract.

Getting out of timeshare contract option 2

Selling their timeshares to someone else
During the sales presentation, many salesmen will claim that if the client is not completely satisfied, the timeshare developer will buy back the timeshare for an attractive percentage of the fair market value. In reality, timeshare developers do not buy back their timeshares. They may refer the timeshare owner to a third party resale company, who operates in a similar fashion to the rental agencies that collect fees to list the property, and then never follow through on the sale.

We have also heard recently of clients who have listed with a resale company that claims to have a purchase offer from an actual client. Be careful as these resale agents tells the client that they are required to pay the Mexican IVA taxes for the sale into an escrow account. In a matter of days, the client is supposed to receive their payment from the purchaser, and the taxes will be refunded.

This is another form of timeshare scam because escrow accounts do not exist in Mexico. The resale agent takes the thousands of dollars, meant to be paid for taxes, and disappears.

Getting out of timeshare contract option 3

Cancelling Timeshares
Cancelling a timeshare is a complicated procedure that requires help from people with experience and knowledge. There are several new companies that claim to offer timeshare relief or cancellation for an upfront fee. They may send the client paperwork to transfer the title or complete thecancellation procedure. This paperwork never actually gets processed by the timeshare scam developer. When the client calls the resort, they are still in fact the owner of the timeshare, and they have lost money to the timeshare cancellation company in upfront fees. 

If you have already purchased a fraudulent timeshare and are interested in renting, selling orgetting out of timeshare contract, here is some advice from our experts at Mexican Timeshare Solutions:

1)    Do not make spur of the moment decisions

Large real estate purchases and sales require careful thought and consideration about the financial implications you will incur. Many fraudulent timeshare salespeople conduct high pressure sales presentations and offer one-day only special deals. This is a common sales tactic of ensuring that the purchaser does not take the time to investigate the reputation of the company, or the details of the contract they are signing.

2)    Do your research

Do not buy a timeshare or list a timeshare for rental, resale or relief without investigating the company thoroughly. Most of the timeshare companies on our blacklist are there because they have a bad reputation for scamming their customers. If there are few or no complaints online, that is a good sign that the company is reputable. People who have had issues like to share their experience on websites such as complaintsboard.com, ripoffreport.com or squeakywheel.com to ensure that other people do not fall victim totimeshare scam. Check these sites carefully before making a timeshare purchase or listing your property for rentals, resale or cancellation.

3)    Never pay upfront fees

Unfortunately the timeshare industry is riddled with scam and fraud companies that are linked with each other. Many of the rental or resale companies that the timeshare developers recommend charge upfront fees, and are another scam. If the company is willing to work on a commission basis for a successful outcome, then they are likely reputable, but if they ask for fees in advance, this is the first sign to walk away.

How is Mexican Timeshare Solutions Different?

We do not charge any upfront fees. MTS is a results-based organization that works hard to protect and fight for consumer rights. We do not have any relationships with the timeshare developers and we have an excellent success rate in cancelling timeshare contracts and recovering timeshare owners’ money. Our experts work on a 100% contingency basis, meaning, if we do not cancel your timeshare scam contract successfully, you do not pay us a penny.Contact us today for a free consultation on how we can help to free you from your timeshare scam.

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Get out of a timeshare legally – Timeshare Law

Get to know who´s side the Law is. Sometimes, law is in the hands of very well protectedTimeshare corporations. Learn your rights as a consumer so you can defend yourself against timeshare resorts that sell fraudulently and get out of a timeshare legally

Jurisdiction

All timeshares purchased fall under the jurisdiction of the state or the country you purchased at. In the case of mexican timeshares, purchasers from foreing countries such as USA or Canada must be very careful since American or Canedian law does not protect them. Timeshares purchased in Mexico fall under Mexican jurisdiction.

There are various timeshare laws and regulations in Mexico to give order to the timeshare industry; however, they are not very effective at preventing scams. There are also consumer protection laws in Mexico that assist timeshare purchasers to cancel their timeshare contractwithin a 5 day rescission period. Unfortunately, these laws do not assist purchasers who have fallen victim to timeshare scam and didn´t become aware of the scam until after the 5 day cooling off period had already passed.
Timeshares in Mexico must follow the regulations for timeshares governed by the Mexican Secretary of Tourism. In order to operate, the timeshare organization must register with the National Registry of Tourism and comply with their requirements. Unfortunately, these timeshare laws and regulations have not changed since 1989, and do not account for the constantly transforming timeshare scams that the timeshare organizations implement to increase sales.

The requirements stipulate that the timeshare resort must comply with financial and safety regulations; however, they do not provide any rules of conduct for employees of the resort or consequences for mistreatment of clients and fraudulent sales practices. These timeshare laws may protect the physical safety of the timeshare employees and tourists while they are visiting the property, but do not enforce ethical business practices.

Five days to get out of a timeshare legally

The Mexican Consumer Protection Agency, PROFECO, has a 5 day right of rescission timeshare law. This timeshare law was put in place to protect consumers who make quick purchases without having time to read the entire contract. If you purchased a timeshare within the past 5 days, make sure that you read every clause of your timeshare contract very carefully. Unfortunately, it is common in the Mexican timeshare industry for the salespeople to make false promises of rental or resale income in order to close a sale. There will often be a clause contradicting this promise in the written contract.

If any promises that influenced your buying decision are not included in the contract, do not count them as legally binding as the only things that can be valid according to timeshare laws are those written in the signed agreement. If you find any discrepancies in your contract within the 5-day rescission period, act immediately! According to PROFECO, the consumer can cancel the timeshare agreement within   5 day period without penalty.
Clients who try to cancel within the 5 day rescission period can also experience a myriad of problems. Many timeshare scam companies will have consumers sign a cancellation waiver alledging they are purchasing the timeshare at a special “one-day only” price. The waiver normally states that the client agrees to purchase the timeshare, which is non-refundable.

If the client returns to rescind the contract, the timeshare salespeople shows them the signed waiver and are typically very aggressive when they advise the client that they have given up their rights to cancel. This practice is illegal according to Profeco’s timeshare law, as the right or rescission cannot be waived by the buyer, even if the buyer signed a document stating that they willingly give up this right. The consumer always has 5 business days to cancel the timeshare contract, beginning from the day after the contract was signed or delivered to the client.
At Mexican Timeshare Solutions, we assist clients to cancel their contracts within the 5-day rescission period established by Mexican timeshare law. We can ensure the timeshare contract will be cancelled properly and the client receives a refund without going through the emotional stress of dealing with the aggressive timeshare scam companies.

Cancelling after five days to get out of a timeshare legally

Many timeshare owners do not realize that they have been scammed within the 5 day rescission period. Timeshare resorts often offer promises of rentals or resales within a 90 – 120 day period. Typically, at the end of the 90-120 day period, the timeshare resort (or outside rental/resale agency) defaults on their promise. Unfortunately, this is after the 5 day rescission period, and cancelling the timeshare contract becomes much more difficult. The contracts are ambiguously worded to ensure that the resort’s and rental agency’s interests are protected. There are no specific timeshare laws to protect consumers who have signed written contracts that do not include their verbal promises. Without evidence, such as videos or scribed notes or the verbal promises, it is very difficult for victims of timeshare scam to successfully prosecute timeshare companies.
If you find yourself in this situation where the timeshare laws are not on your side, do not despair as there are options. Contact us at Mexican Timeshare Solutions and our professional staff will negotiate a swift resolution to your problem and help you to get out of your timeshare legallyas fast as possible.

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Get out of timeshare legally

Several ways to get out of timeshare legally

There are plenty of reasons why people are looking to getting out of timeshare today; some might want to be free of maintenance fees, mortgage payments or, plain and simple, can´t afford another payment.

But Americans and Canadians should get out of timeshare LEGALLY for once and for all. When you want to get rid of weed in your garden, you need to cut it from the roots. It is the same with timeshare contracts. In order to be able to leave it behind and be sure a problem will not come up in the future is to get out of timeshare legally.

When you don´t cancel a contract properly, you run the risk that the resort comes after you later asking you not only for what you owe to them but also penalties, interest and more. There are several ways to get out of timeshare legally and we´ll go though the pros and cons of most of them:

Sell it or give it away to someone else

The demand for timeshare resale’s is very low. You most probably will have to give it away or sell it for a few dollars if lucky. Statistically, there are about 600 timeshare owners wanting to sell their timeshares for every prospective buyer in America.

PROS     Once the timeshare is in someone else´s hands, you are pretty much free of obligations with the timeshare resort.

CONS    This process requires time from you since you need to find someone to buy the timeshare. Once you find this person, you need to do the transfer process which in most cases, you need to pay for.

If transfer of ownership is not done properly, you will still be responsible for any further obligation with the timeshare resort.

Give back the timeshare to the resort

Some resorts might accept the timeshare back, especially if you are over 75 years of age.

PROS     Resort takes ownership of the property and you get out of timeshare legally.

CONS    99.99% of timeshare resorts don´t accept the membership back for the simple reason that if you don´t want your timeshare, you won´t use it but you still have the obligation to pay maintenance fees. This is a winning situation for the resort and the reason most timeshares don´t accept memberships back.

Get a timeshare relief company to take it from your hands

It is the same process as giving it away but in this case you pay a company to find the prospective buyer and they take care of the transfer process.

PROS     They take ownership and you get out of timeshare legally… if they actually do their job after you paid them upfront.

CONS    With thousands of people looking to escape their timeshare obligation, the number of timeshare cancellation or “relief” companies is increasing exponentially. timeshare scammers have found a new venue to take people´s money; they charge owners large amounts of money to cancel timeshares. MOST CANCELLATION COMPANIES THAT OFFER RELIEF AND CHARGE UPFRONT ARE SCAMS.

Donate your timeshare

I´m sorry to tell you this but charities aren´t accepting timeshares anymore regardless of what other timeshare donation companies claim. Let’s face it: charities don´t want timeshares for the same reason as you; Their value is almost zero!

PROS     You get out of timeshare legally… if you find a charity that will take over your timeshare!

CONS    Many consumers have called MTS seeking help with a company who offer them to get a charity to take over their timeshare and was charged an upfront fee in order to start the process and now the company claims that the charity for some reason can´t accept the timeshare anymore. Even worse, people who though that they were timeshare free and filed paperwork to the IRS for tax deduction, are being investigated since the appraisal received by the timeshare donation company was overestimated.

Cancel your timeshare contract with a company willing to work based on results

Seek help from a timeshare attorney or a timeshare cancellation company such as MTS who is willing to work under a contingency basis; No satisfactory results for you, no pay.

PROS     You get out of timeshare legally and are protected since you don´t pay anything until and only if you get out of timeshare legally.

CONS    None

Our intention with this article is to educate you, timeshare owner, to know the possible scams and solutions to your timeshare needs. If you have the desire to cancel a timeshare contract, contact MTS today for a free consultation on how we can help you release you from future timeshare obligations in three easy steps.

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Free Timeshare: The Trap behind the Offer

Want a free timeshare? You can get it easily! But know the trap hidden behind the offer

They say that where there is smoke, there is fire. If you google the word “Timeshare” you will find out that the concept is related to other terms like “scam”, “fraud”, “ripoff” and “horror stories”, among others.

Timeshares have been consistently known for different things: some positive, but most of them are very negative, which has created a smokescreen around the whole idea of timeshares. There are many timeshare owners who feel joyful with their purchases, but there are even more who regret having bought a timeshare, and want to get rid of it at all costs. The resale market has stayed extremely active, and you can even get a free timeshare or just for a few bucks.

Free Timeshare!

That’s right. You can get a free timeshare anytime you want. Just surf on the internet and you will find a large number of properties waiting for a new owner. As mentioned before, there are lots of timeshare owners who want to get rid of their holiday ownerships, and they are willing to give it away as soon as possible, even if they have to dump the timeshare for free.

Being that timeshares are not an investment, and many financial magazines catalog them as a terrible purchase, timeshares are considered one of the things you should always buy used, and what better than a free timeshare? but nothing in life is free.

What am I getting?

Timeshare industry is known for being one of the most fraudulent industries running. Every year, tens of thousands of complaints are filed against timeshare developers, most of them because of the deceitful sales tactics they use to sell their units.

The resort may look like heaven, the location may be wonderful and the offer may seem quite appealing, but, do you completely understand what you’re getting? They say cheap things eventually cost more, and that is what happens with free timeshares. Think about it:

Why would someone want to give away for free something that costs thousands of dollars?

Some of them do it because they don’t use it anymore. Others, because they feel the timeshare was sold in an unethical way, but most of them, do it because they cannot afford their timeshare anymore, and timeshares are not easy to sale, in fact, the supply is much greater than the demand.

When you buy a timeshare, you’re assuming the obligation to pay periodic maintenance fees, which are likely to increase each year. Besides the maintenance fees, there might be additional fees, such as assessment fees and a membership fee.  

And bottom line: Regardless if you buy the vacation ownership straight from the developer, or if you get a free timeshare, you’re still buying a timeshare, and it works the same way.

There’s a way out

Many timeshare owners feel embarrassed about their purchases, which is completely understandable, but not reproachable. In you own a timeshare and you want to get rid of it, don’t feel hopeless: There’s still a way out. Timeshare cancellation is the most effective solution to get rid of a timeshare, and Mexican Timeshare Solutions can help you to cancel your contract.

Why Mexican Timeshare Solutions?

MTS is a legitimate company with an A rating on the BBB. We work under a contingency basis, which means we don’t collect any fees until your timeshare contract is properly cancelled. Our associates have several years experience in the timeshare help industry and are successfully able to resolve any timeshare issue. When you can cancel the contract and, you won’t have to pay any more annual fees, and you will be able to cut those strings that keep you attached to the resort. Contact MTS today for a free consultation on your timeshare matter and get a final relief from your timeshare.

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