This week we identify the top Timeshare Exit Scams, Fake Law Firms and Fraudulent Travel Agents. Follow our Consumer Watch Team for the latest.
Beware of Timeshare Exit Companies:
Watch out for Fake Law Firms!
FCW is a #Timeshare Resale Scam posing as a law firm and is not in the State of CT.
This website below was just suspended. The new website has been up 1 week and 4 days (http://INTLAWFCW.COM )
Top Scams of the Week:
McAfee reveals top summer destinations that are most vulnerable to booking scams.
- Approximately one in five Americans (18%) has been scammed or nearly scammed when booking a vacation online.
- 30% of travel-related scam victims reported that they lost between $1,000 and $3,000 as a result of the fraudulent activity.
- A third (31%) of vacation scam victims were defrauded after spotting a deal that was too good to be true.
- Two in five (40%) Americans put their companies at risk of cyberattacks by using their work devices while travelling and connecting to unsecure Wi-Fi networks.
Juan Arteaga fined for operating as a travel agent – Now turned over to the FBI.
Families across the country accuse Juan Arteaga of taking their money to book cruises, flights, hotels and vacation packages at a discounted price, but learned their trips were not booked and their money wasn’t returned.
Hundreds of #Timeshares listed on eBay today between a #Penny to a #Dollar with no bids.
The question is how did all of these folks get to this point and the answer is a broken resale model. Read the BBB article here.
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