Timeshare scams are a real danger when seeking the right investment abroad and Cancun is no exception to this rule. However, with a little common sense, it’s fairly easy to avoid timeshare scams and find the perfect investment for you and your loved ones.
Should you be wary of Club Caribe scams in Cancun?
If you’re buying directly from a registered salesman in the salesroom on site at Villa del Palmar Cancun, then no – you should not need to beware a Club Caribe scam in Cancun. Club Caribe is a legitimate vacation club that offers timeshare membership at Villa del Palmar Cancun which also extends to the use of other Villa del Palmar brand resorts throughout Mexico. Other resorts involved can be visited in Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit, Cabo San Lucas and Loreto; you can even exchange through Interval International vacation exchange network. It’s important to remember that if you’re buying from Club Caribe directly then you have nothing to fear; the danger of being involved in a scam is non-existent.
However, if, for some reason, you are being sold a timeshare for Villa del Palmar Cancun or Club Caribe and you are not physically present at the resort in Cancun then you should definitely beware. Many of the most costly timeshare scams occur when bogus sellers pretend to represent well known, legitimate vacation clubs; they claim to sell timeshares that don’t exist. This is a kind of timeshare fraud that can be a real danger if you are not careful. Furthermore, if you are given a tour around Villa de Palmar Cancun and then, in the next few days, invited to sign the contract in another location then do not sign; report the invitation to the sales staff at the Club Caribe salesroom.
There are other timeshare scams to be wary of; beware Club Caribe scams that center around the resale of memberships. These are less common as the Villa del Palmar Cancun resort was only opened in 2011. You shouldn’t find many Club Caribe memberships for sale on the resale market. If you do, however, don’t be tempted as they are likely to be scams. Resale scams involve fraudsters tempting membership owners with large amounts of money for their membership; all you have to do, so they promise, is pay an enrolment fee. Club Caribe members may be told that there is a buyer interested in their timeshare and pay the fee only to discover it was a scam. The agents, you see, keep the joining fee.
Beware Club Caribe scams; always buy from Club Caribe directly and never sell through the resale market. With a little common sense you can side-step timeshare fraud and get a great investment for your family. Just be sure you check the contract!