Monthly Archive: January 2015

The Weekly Wisecrack: January 31, 2015

Luis

    While flying from the Dominican to the Occidental timeshare resorts in Mexico to figure out why in the hell there are so many kicks at each of the company’s sales centers, Luis Namnum ponders how he can also squeeze in at least 18 holes of uninterrupted golf at each stop. image courtesy of …

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Timeshare Odds and Ends: January 31, 2015

► The survey says: It appears that the travel, vacationing and overall hospitality industry has once again become the hot market it was prior to the ‘Great Recession’ that officially began in December of 2007. One report asserts that 85% of people with annual incomes exceeding $100,000 went vacationing at some time during 2014, a …

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ITG Weekly Jukebox: January 31, 2015

“Sultry Chicago-blues meets hard-hitting harmonic invasion. That’s Honey & the 45s, exclusive winner of the 2014 Chicago Independent Music Award for Best Blues/Jazz band. “Fusing elements of rock, blues, jazz, funk, Americana and soul with powerful vocals and pocket grooves, Honey & the 45s tosses it up in the air and what lands is an …

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New Jersey USA Timeshare News: January 31, 2015

>> EASTERN USA TIMESHARE NEWS: CAMDEN: This is just a brief update on the state of affairs in the Adam and Ashley Lacerda (et al) timeshare fraud case, associated with the VO Group and VO Financial. The sentencing dates for the Lacerdas have not changed: Adam Lacerda is scheduled to be sentenced on Friday, March …

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Virginia USA Timeshare News: January 31, 2015

Adam Armstrong

>> EASTERN USA TIMESHARE NEWS: NEWPORT NEWS: This could just as easily be plopped into the Mexico FRAUD section since the scams I’m talking about mostly originated there. But since accused fraudster Keith Kosco is being tried in Virginia for his alleged crimes and since his “World” headquarters are in Williamsburg, I’ll keep everything here …

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Caribbean Timeshare News: January 31, 2015

Richard Franken's OPC booth on St. Thomas

>> INTERNATIONAL TIMESHARE NEWS US VIRGIN ISLANDS: Here’s an update on the status of vacation club product the notorious Richard Franken was looking to sell on St. Thomas. Word is he managed to obtain his business license after all, by putting it in the name of his partner, Mike Scott. This has not endeared him …

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Mexico Timeshare FRAUD: January 31, 2015

Referral Network LLC -screenshot

>> INTERNATIONAL TIMESHARE NEWS EVERYWHERE: Here are the names of the Mexican timeshare resale scam companies/agencies I’ll be exposing this week, some of which have been mentioned in previous posts and/or comments. Referral Network LLC, purportedly in Northbrook, IL and acting in concert with the already-exposed fraud company D A Realty Fairmount Real Estate & …

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Mexico Timeshare News: January 31, 2015

Paradiso Resort (former Club Med) in San Carlos, MX

>> INTERNATIONAL TIMESHARE NEWS SAN CARLOS: Up along the western coast of the state of Sonora, about 178 miles south of the Arizona border at Nogales, is the resort town of San Carlos (aka Nuevo Guaymas). It’s a fairly easy drive down on good roads, taking between 4 and 6 hours from Tucson depending on …

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Timeshare Morning Meeting: January 31, 2015

This week’s timeshare sales tip: Leaks: REMEMBER: When prospects show up to the welcome center they will often, within the first 10-20 minutes, ‘leak’ all over the place, telling their rep why they can’t and/or won’t buy today. Yet what they are ‘hinting’ at are the very reasons why they should be buying ‘if’ the …

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Idle Timeshare Thoughts: January 31, 2015

QUOTABLE QUOTES: “People pay millions for a house with a view but a window seat on any airplane is so much better.” – Lawrence O’Donnell The Florida city of St. Augustine celebrates its 450th year of continuous existence in the United States. Settled in 1565 by Spanish explorers, St. Augustine has weathered centuries of trial …

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