Recently, timeshare owners with their units on the market have been experiencing a new type of scam. If timeshare owners trying to sell their units receive an offer from “Beatrice Farmer” with the email address [email protected] or [email protected], they should not respond.
The Beatrice Farmer Scam is a type of fake check scam, and works like this:
Then, according to the FTC, “The check is no good, even though it appears to be a legitimate cashier’s check. …[you (the Victim)] wire the money, your bank would soon learn that the check was a fake. And you’re out the money because the money you wired can’t be retrieved, and you’re responsible for the checks you deposit—even though you don’t know they’re fake.”
Rest assured that none of our timeshare sellers have been exposed to this scam. However, all sellers should be on alert to avoid becoming a victim of fraud. Timeshare owners and buyers should never wire money or pay via untraceable methods for any reason. Always go through a trusted company like SellMyTimeshareNow.com where licensed timeshare specialists can double check for validity if you are at all concerned about scams such as this one. Contact us today at 1-877-815-4227.