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Witness to Las Vegas October 1 Massacre is Timeshare Trapped

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Vanessa doesn't remember as much as she'd like about the purchase of a Starpoint timeshare October 1 2017. That night Vanessa and Rogelio went to the concert that flipped Vegas upside down. They hid and ran for their lives. They cut their trip short, so Vanessa didn't look over the timeshare paperwork as she told herself she would. She couldn't get out of bed or eat for a month.

"I had felt pressured and pushed into buying the timeshare."

The reasons Vanessa felt uncomfortable:

- They said the timeshare was prime real estate,

- I was not aware the credit check was being run,

- They told me to wait 30 days before booking,

- They promised a free trip (which never materialized).

According to Vanessa,

As the days wore on, I tried to get back to my everyday life.

About a month later I received a certificate of timeshare membership. I looked through the documents.

We stayed at the Excalibur. We were invited to attend a timeshare presentation at the Jockey Club, affiliated with Starpoint. They told us that the Cosmopolitan next door had been trying to buy the Jockey Club and that some members had already turned down offers from those wanting to buy their timeshare. They said that if we sold the timeshare back we could make good money because the Jockey Club was prime real estate. We have learned timeshares have virtually no secondary market.

They ran my credit when they said they wouldn't. I told them I was rebuilding my credit. I received an alert from my credit monitoring company.

We understood there would be maintenance fees, but they never mentioned the resort fees charged at every stay. They told me I had to call Starpoint to book 30 days before my travel times, which was beyond the contract rescission period. When I called, there was no availability.

They promised us a complimentary three night round trip airfare and hotel package if we signed. We never received it.

The events that took place meant that I did not check the contract within the cancellation period. When I did review it, I found discrepancies.

I asked Starpoint to show compassion in light of the trauma I experienced, especially since most of what we were told was not true. There has been little communication.

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Irene Parker, MBA opened the first Edward Jones office on the Big Island of Hawaii in 1995. After Edward Jones she worked for CASA of South Central Kentucky from 2009 to 2011, writing court reports and editing volunteer court reports on behalf of (more...)
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