Legendary Vacation Club

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Without seeing all of the documents, I'm at a bit of a disadvantage, but my initial response is STAY AWAY. You should not pay a fee in advance of anything.

Vacation clubs can be a dicey proposition to begin with. Usually, you can find better "deals" on your own and since much of the inventory are actually timeshare units, if the resort or the individual owner decides to use it, you are out of luck.

As far as anyone buying out your vacation club, I can tell you with certainty that if they contacted you first, you should not do business with them.

This holds true for anything vacation related.

We joined the Legendary Vacation Club at the Hard Rock Hotel in Punta Cana after a long hard sell in Feb '18. We got the smallest membership which includes 3 free weeks, and a half price week for every full price one we use up to 10, 1/2 price ones. It's about a break even when all is said and done with the $12500 or so we are paying. We are using a free week, 1 full and one 1/2 price this January. Now we are being approached by Zicasso to buy out our membership for over $39,000. They will wire me the money 1st, after I give them our membership number to verify I own the package. They said to set up a separate bank account to receive the money, then move it right away to overcome scepticism everyone has at this "too good to be true" deal. There is a 3% commission after the whole deal is complete, that I pay back. (why not just take it out of the $39000+?) I'm attaching their offer. They seem legit. what do you think?
 

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This has all the hallmarks of a scam. Why would they pay you $39k for something you paid $12.5K for? They likely will send you "funds" that will not be real and you will send them 3%. Worst case they somehow change the ownership with your membership number and you lose the 3% and your entire investment. They hope your visions of a profit of $27K will get you to do this. The real scam is the 3%. "set up a separate bank account to receive the money, then move it right away " is another classic hallmark of a scam.
 
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"If it is too good to be true, it isn't good or true." Please don't let avarice lead you to do something you'll likely end up regretting. If you're happy with your vacation club, just walk away.
 
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Thanks. I emailed the actual Zicasso company from their website a few minutes ago to see if they have a division that does this. Waiting for a response. They are a legit travel agency so if this is a scam, someone's doing a great job of imitating.
Did you see the attachment on my original post? I agree-too good to be true.
 
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Zicasso is a referral agency and not a travel provider.

From their website:

Our approach is different. We don’t plan any trips ourselves. Instead, we match you with 2 or 3 leading travel specialists who are the most qualified to make your dream trip happen. They then compete to design your ideal itinerary.

How does Zicasso make money:

We charge a fee to our sellers or travel specialist partners. However, no travel specialist can pay their way to becoming part of Zicasso – our vetting process independently reviews whether they are good enough to join. Our buyers (the travelers) do not pay to use our service.

As pointed out it is a scam, as Zicasso is a market place of travel providers and does not provide any services except to refer.

Zicasso has a travel division that only sells luxury escorted tours and cruises.

Scam scam scam.
 
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Yup, Thanks Christina and the rest. Just a follow up. Last night I emailed a general inquiry to Zicasso off their web site and got a response this morning. They confirmed its a scam and I'm not the first to ask about it. They have reported this to the proper government authorities and I will do the same. I sent them all the contact info I had from the scammers. Amazing how legit it seemed using Zicasso's own website and address and a very similar phone number. Also not asking for money up front threw me off, but I"m glad I did my due diligence, asked about it here and contacted the "real" company to inquire. Thanks all, have a great day.
 

Dwayne Coward

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We have received the following from Zicasso concerning this posting:

Thank you for contacting Zicasso. Several people have reached out to us about this scam. Zicasso does not operate with timeshares or any property ownership groups. We would appreciate any further information you may have on how you were contacted.
Zicasso has filed complaints with the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Canadian anti-fraud centre.
Individuals, who have responded to such fraudulent activity should contact either the FTC, www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov or Canadian anti-fraud centre, http://www.antifraudcentre.ca/ to report the incident.
You should consider reporting this fraud to your local authority and police as well.
Thank you again for letting us know.