If you are an RCI subscribing member, you should have recently a letter from RCI North America President, Gordon Gurnik informing you of a new timeshare scam. Entities that are not connected with RCI are contacting timeshare owners and incorrectly stating or implying that they are. They then proceed to offer to assist in the sale or rental of the owners’ timeshare interests for an upfront fee. They may even invite the owner to attend an informational dinner to discuss updates to RCI timeshare exchange programs or request their execution of a power of attorney to sell the owner’s timeshare.
These companies are not working on behalf of RCI or are affiliated with them in any way. Please exercise caution if you are contacted by anyone claiming to be related to RCI and call RCI directly at 800-338-7777 with any questions.
This is not a complete list of the companies in question, but can be helpful to review regarding companies who may have the intent to commit fraud: Global Destinations Consulting, Inc. (aka: GDC); A+ Advisors, Inc. (aka: RCI Management or World Points Management); RCI Acquisitions and Rentals, Corp; Equity Marketing Corp (aka: Resort Equity Marketing); RCI Financial Management, LLC; Timeshare Relief, Inc.; and APEX Professionals, LLC.
The best way to protect yourself against timeshare fraud is to be educated and use reputable businesses with safeguards for your protection. Learn more at ARDA.org and read their timeshare resale advisory guidelines.