Recently, my husband and I went to Mazatlan, Mexico and went to a timeshare presentation at Residence Club La Jolla and got misled into purchasing a timeshare. We purchased the timeshare on a Sunday , 2010 and we went to the Mexican Consumer Protection Agency, Profeco, on Tuesday, 2010 to cancel the order (under Mexican law we have a 5 day right of rescission). We had the official certified letters sent to cancel and we have copies to prove this point. We also went to the American Consulate and got advice from them. I was also advised by lawyers to make more copies and send the documentation by Fed EX and other carriers to make sure that it gets delivered.
During the presentation we were told that they were only going to charge our Citibank credit card $3250, but when they brought the receipt back they had charged $9,900. Then they said that they had to charge the entire amount, because we would have to pay an additional $1,450 for closing costs. The sales person confirmed repeatedly La Jolla is an American Company based in Phoenix, AZ and we would be under the US regulations in this process. They also stated that we have 30 days to cancel the purchase if we wanted to do so (we found out its only 5 days in Mexico). We also asked during the presentation to take the contract with us first, so we could read it thoroughly and they would not let us take the contract.
When we got online the next day we knew that this was fraud. I read online from a realestate person in Mazatlan that we are all just stupid people for believing in these lies...Did we check our brains at the plane? I believe I checked my brain when making reservations to visit Mexico. I really cherish people that chime in and defend the criminals as opposed to the victims. It is a great society when criminals get defended and victims get abused for writing what they experienced to help others.