Reply To: Warning! Timeshare scam in Kuta, Bali


I have worked a couple of years for one of these organizations, until I was just sick of ripping innocent people off. It really is a scam, even though most of these resorts really exist and you can actually spend your holiday there, if you are persistent.

However, the way people are lured into this is pure deception, and secondly they are aggressively pushed to sign contracts that oblige them to pay large sums of money for many years, and lastly the total amount these people end up paying is far more than the value they are getting.
They would only be allowed to spend their holiday in the low season, and more often than not the pool would be under maintenance for weeks, the showers would only give cold water or the restaurant would be closed, while the nearest town with a restaurant is kilometers away.
Our motto was: the longer you can get them to listen to you, the easier it will be to get them buy from you. That’s why we put them inside a hot and dark room to watch a video. They will get tired and are more likely to just agree with what you ask, just to get it over with. The victims never bother to read the full contract, which is many pages long and full of fine print and clauses that commit the signer to large sums of money without any real entitlements on their end.