Holidays nobody wants

Holidays nobody wants

In a country like South Africa, where consumer protection laws are weakly enforced, signing up for timeshare and vacation clubs is like going swimming with sharks. Here we have two sad tales that demonstrate the point: there’s no life after debt for unwary buyers of vacation club schemes.

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Submitted by : Brandon Jones of Durbanville on 2011-11-29 13:29:44
I am totally amused at how many suckers still fall for this scam. Firstly, no-one can debit your account without your approval. Secondly, these scamsters are not registered with the NCR and therefore cannot blacklist you.
Thirdly, the credit bureaus are obliged to remove any listings when you dispute the listing.
Submitted by : Daniel Joubert of Cape Town on 2011-11-24 07:39:08
I would transfer my membership to a Zimbabwean, Nigerian or Somali friend. There are plenty of expatriates desperate for South African friendship and who am I to deny them the benefits of my bubbling personality? I will even pay their first year subscription for them, nice fellow that I am.
Need I say more?
Danny Joubert
Cape Town


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