Just when you think it can't get any worse...there is a new warning from TATOC in the UK that a person by the name of David Miller is using the TATOC name and logo in his attempts to get $1,600 out of US timeshare owners in exchange for "getting out of their timeshare."
We've heard of course of countless companies using TATOC's, ARDA's and CRDA's logo in their "outreach programs" but to actually claim to BE TATOC is sinking to new lows.
TATOC http://www.tatoc.com, does NOT contact timeshare owners with "offers" nor demand money upfront. Neither does ARDA http://www.arda.org. Neither does CRDA http://www.crda.com. Neither does any reputable timeshare related company; including but not limited to TimeSharing Today, the National Timeshare Owners Association, the Florida Timeshare Owners Group, TUG, RedWeek.com, SellMyTimeshareNow.com, Travel and Leisure Group (in the UK), Worldwide Timeshare Hypermarket (also in the UK), Confused About Timeshare (another UK based company), the LTRBA, RCI, II, SFX Exchange, Dial an Exchange, Trading Places or other exchange companies.
Amazingly, as I write this, I received a call from "Ashley" who wanted to know "if there was no fee to sell my timeshare, would I be interested in selling it?" Of course, the more questions I asked "Ashley", I found out that there was of course a "refundable" fee.
TATOC maintains both a list of members and a toll free number. Both ARDA and CRDA maintain a similar list. TATOC goes a step further and publishes a monthly list of companies who cold-call consumers and should be avoided.
I'm happy to start a list of good and bad guys, so I'm asking for your help in getting the word out.