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Without question, many owners have discovered a satisfying timeshare vacation solution for their families, but far too many have fallen victim to deceptive and manipulative sales practices. Not surprisingly, we see increasing numbers of regulatory agency actions, lawsuits and whistleblower exposés.

Timeshare Sales: Highly-Skilled Manipulation | Aaronson Law Firm

Among the latter, former sales agents have revealed extraordinary selling strategies that range from omissions and fraud to . . . psychological manipulation? Did you read that correctly? Yes, you did.

According to a salesperson with a well-known hotel/vacation club brand, she was advised by management to secure a copy of the CIA Guide to Interrogation and Human Manipulation. Believe it or not, such a manual does exist, thanks to the release by the Freedom of Information Act. Granted, the CIA employs its tactics to gain information, while timeshare companies manipulate consumers to secure that all-important signature on the timeshare contract.

Some of the tactics demonstrated by timeshare sales teams include isolating you in sales meetings, making false promises, subjecting you to presentations that run well beyond the promised 90 minutes, running your credit without your permission and more. Is it any wonder that far too many consumers find themselves trapped in a lifelong financial commitment they never intended?

Unfortunately, some timeshare companies employ these coercive and intimidating strategies designed to confuse and pressure consumers while generating inflated profits. Hardworking consumers lose, and otherwise honest sales people find themselves in a disturbing business environment. Such is the case with those whistleblowers, who have begun to expose the offending timeshare companies.

Some timeshare companies are beginning to modify their policies with new programs that seemingly will help owners who want to surrender their timeshares. Frequently, though, these programs have requirements that prevent an owner from participating in the “exit program.” Outstanding loans or overdue maintenance fees are chief among those caveats.


Our attorneys at Aaronson Law Firm know how to exploit the vulnerabilities of deceptive business practitioners. Chances are good that your timeshare developer is legally exposed in relatively straightforward and provable ways. With over 80 years of combined legal experience, our competent counsel is here to help you and is willing to sue, if necessary, in the interest of getting your timeshare cancelled. Contact us today for your free consultation.

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