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dwippies Friday, February 13th, 2009 03:27 PM

a warning
It has come to our attention that a person using the alias pamw, having the email address has been soliciting rentals for timeshare units from various timeshare resorts, on several Aruba Forums including ours. When a case like this is brought to our attention, we do intervene, and aggressively at that. This scam was brought to our attention by an owner who noticed that their unit was being offered for rent, while the owner knew nothing about it. We have also proactively contacted another owner whose unit was posted for rent by the person with email address and they also confirmed that this was not legitimate. It appears that the perpetrator has been looking at various sites that have timeshare properties listed for rent, including timeshare resort property sites and other online timeshare aggregators to see what units are for rent, and then pretend to be the owner of the unit to offer the unit for rent on popular Aruba forums and possibly through other channels we are not aware of (e.g. classified ads). We have immediately banned the person from our website and are taking steps to provide all information we have to the owners who we have been in contact with along with all timeshares so that they can take appropriate action against this person.

Please understand that we will do this with any other person we find scamming tourists. It can not and will not be tolerated.

Sandra Friday, February 13th, 2009 05:33 PM

Re: a warning
So where or when does the "mild and meek" come in?? :wink_smil

Just kidding, Sherry. Great job!

charlierat Friday, February 13th, 2009 06:44 PM

Re: a warning
Un-freakin' believable.

dwippies Friday, February 13th, 2009 08:17 PM

Re: a warning
charlie you have no clue. some people have balls and i don't mean fish balls, lol.


Originally Posted by charlierat (Post 86547)
Un-freakin' believable.

aquaman Saturday, February 14th, 2009 11:27 AM

Re: a warning
Sherry, As a rental vacation home owner on the Island,did I tell you about our property manager and the Venezuela scam???? To cut a long story short, he received a phone call(s) from renters all upset about a screw up with reservations. Turns out that there is an operation running in Venezuela where "travel agents" are renting out homes/resorts and issuing receipts and rental confirmation forms. Our property manager was named on the false forms along with his company. One of the properties targetted is a known rental in the Malmok area. One family was advised to just get a cab at the airport and they would know where the house was. It turned out the taxi driver did not. After driving around in circles they finally phoned our property manager who was dumbfounded. He met them at the property and saw firsthand the false documents they had been given in Venezuela!!!!! He tells me there are a lot of scams going on.

Can't be too careful. You should see some of the enquiries we have had on our house.

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