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Old 01-27-2013, 01:43 PM   #1
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interesting/upsetting phone message

i am not real sure if this is the correct board; please move if needed. when i checked my messages friday, there was one from a timeshare broker letting me know that there are 2 possible buyers for my DVC. only problem--they are not for sale. the upsetting part is this person asked for my husband, who is deceased, and me BY name. i googled the phone number and it is for universal timesharesa. i do not know how they got my name and number. i called DVC administration, but they were already closed for the weekend. these properties have been in my name only for 3 years. any thoughts???

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Old 01-27-2013, 01:57 PM   #2
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Although I am not sure how they got your information. You should know that all real estate transactions are public Information. Anyone can access county records and get copies of deeds. Unfortunately this can lead to many solicitations for timeshare sales.
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We have gotten calls asking if we want to sell. We tell them no and to take us off their list. They always start with we have someone interested but my DH just tells them I am obsessed with my DVC and would never part with it!!!!
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I was receiving calls similar to yours on a weekly basis from a company which claimed it had buyers as well. We are not interested in selling our timeshares, but nonetheless the calls became persistent and they were requesting money so we filed a complaint with the state. http://www.myfloridalegal.com/tshares.nsf/pages/Law
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I got my first call like that in less than 2 months after purchasing DVC. I figured I'd like to actually use the timeshare before I sold it!

OP - as was mentioned the info is public and anyone can pull the information and begin calling or even sell the contact information they've gathered to others.
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thanks, y'all!
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Old 01-27-2013, 02:40 PM   #7
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My cousin once received a letter from a real estate agent who claimed that she could sell her house in Florida that was in foreclosure! My cousin's name is listed on the deed of my grandfather's house. My parents are also on that deed. Only my cousin received this notice but it freaked all of us out because the house had no mortgage and the taxes were current. So after doing some research, it turned out to be a scam from a real estate agent trying to get her to sell the house to them for very low. I have no idea how these people are able to get all of this information but somehow they do.

All I can say to you is that there are scam artists everywhere and somehow they are able to get your information. The thing is to confront them asap.
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