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TATW Incorporated: Beware of Timeshare Frauds in Mexico

TATW Incorporated: Beware of Timeshare Frauds in Mexico
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While vacationing in Mexico, many people become victims of timeshare scams. Learn more about TATW Incorporated and how keep yourself away from this fraud

Mexico is internationally known for its beautiful beaches and surroundings, which makes it one of the top touristic destinations in the world. As the second country with more timeshare developments, just after the US, it is not a surprise that thousands of timeshare scams are committed every year. Whether if it’s at the airport, on the beach, on the streets, at restaurants or inside the hotel, there are many timeshare salespeople inviting couples and families for a “free tour and breakfast”

People who are not familiar with timeshares are easier to be persuaded into buying a timeshare; nevertheless, timeshare owners are also potential victims of timeshare scams. There are some resorts that claim to sell your old timeshare, and pay a new one at their complex with the money obtained from the sale, which is known as a Trade-In. TATW Incorporated is an intermediary company that works with two of the most known timeshare companies in Mexico.


TATW Incorporated

Travel Around The World, Inc; or TATW Incorporated, is a company that claims to resell, transfer and exchange vacation properties, while they affirm to be the leader in vacation ownership Trade In. Their services are mainly provided to timeshare developers who accept trade-in properties, but they also work with individual buyers and sellers who are looking to transfer or exchange their ownership.

TATW Incorporated also claims to take properties from seller to buyer quickly and proficiently, even though the company is not accredited by the BBB. They assure to work with some of the largest resorts in the timeshare industry, and they charge $749 USD as an upfront fee to sell a timeshare, sometimes more, depending on the property. According to their website, their offices are located in Highland, Utah.

Companies they work with:

 Mayan Palace Resorts

Playa Grande Resort


Contact info:

 Director of Operations: Donald Tolis
Telephone number: 866 553 2933
Fax: 775 593 2591
Email: donaldtolis@tatwinco.com
Website: http://tatw.us/


Common Complaints

There have been many complaints against TATW Incorporated, especially because the company, along with Mayan Palace and Playa Grande, is over promise and under-deliver. That means the make lots of promises, but none of them are satisfactorily accomplished.

The most common complaint is that the sales representatives at the resort offer a trade-in to the potential buyers, being TATW Incorporated the intermediary company to sell their old timeshare, but most of them end up owning two timeshares, since their old timeshare was never sold.

Another complaint is that the transfer fees are very high, and they start from $1800. After giving the first payment, more fees will be requested to the original owners, but the timeshare transfer will never be consummate. Costumer service is lousy, and people never receive answers from the company, only excuses. More complaints were filed in the following sites:



Pissed Consumer


Scam Informer


Do not underestimate the ability of a timeshare salesperson to sell timeshares. They do this every day, and they are pretty good at their job, many decently intelligent people have fallen victims of these scams.

How to get out of a timeshare scam?

Every year, thousands of people become victims of timeshare scams in Mexico. Under the Mexican law, you have a 5 business day rescission period to cancel your timeshare contract, but usually the sales representatives don’t let their buyers know that. Therefore, many people don’t know they have a period to cancel the contract, and many of them realize they’ve been scammed after the cooling-off period has expired, which makes the timeshare cancellation more difficult.

At Mexican Timeshare Solutions, we assist timeshare purchasers who feel they were scammed or taken advantage of by fraudulent salespeople.If you, or someone you know, have become victims of a timeshare scam, contact MTS to explain you on how we can help you to get rid of your unwanted timeshare. Contact us today for a free consultation and a full advice on your timeshare matter, it’s time for you to get away from that contract!

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  • Mateo April 20, 2015, 1:19 am

    my boyfriend basely was cheated and scammed by timeshare people, yes the stoled him , promised him a thousand things and benefits and could never use it or anything, if that were not enough he was demanding to renew his membership, i dont know how rat could be timeshare people, stay away timeshares pls

  • Raven_AltoskOctober 11, 2014, 11:59 am

    Guys, there is no such thing as a free lunch, free dinner, or free show tickets. Ask yourself this question when accosted by these slimy-salesmen: "Is a $50 dinner worth two hours of our time in a stressful environment?"



  • TimeStuckAugust 15, 2014, 11:04 am

    My husband I went to Mexico at our friend’s timeshare. Yep, we fell in love with the whole vacation idea and became suckers. After a few visits, and numerous news articles about the drug cartel and the whopping airfare, we haven’t been back. Yea, we can go to Cabo. But, it’s too easy to stay in the U.S. and get more bang out of the buck. Fortunately, or rather unfortunately, we got the every other year deal. So, it’s going to take longer to expire our maintenance fees. If there is a legit way to sell timeshares to those seeking one, I’d love to know how.

  • Óscar July 28, 2014, 2:55 pm

    Run away from Vida Vacations or Mayan Palace in Riviera Maya also they have a company that they will Scam and try to sell you back your original timesahare the name is Equity Acquisitions Services and the Owners are Giorgio Tarabusi and Nel E Paulsen, run away from them

  • shelliJune 24, 2014, 3:34 pm

    I bought a timeshare without a deposit about 20 days ago can I cancel

  • AlondraApril 15, 2014, 7:29 am

    Yes I also heard that timeshares travel packages are bad deal and many people get cheated in these traps. But I just curios, it there any good timeshares company that really provides some good and honest service to customer?

  • DisgruntledJanuary 3, 2014, 12:33 pm

    Beware of this company.
    Against my better judgement I allowed myself to be pressured into a contract. We have gotten one nice vacation from it so far, but it has not been worth it.
    Twice now we have been harassed for collections of the monthly payment. Once the payment was on time; the second time we didn't get a bill but paid when we were notified it was late. In fact we have paid more than the minimum multiple times to pay down the principle, but I don't think they've applied it to the principle. I'm trying to get the info from them.
    But both times, I have received multiple harassing phone calls, usually three a day. When I called them they can't tell me why they've been calling saying their records show we're up to date.

    In short, this company borders on being a fraudulent scam.

  • goodfishOctober 31, 2013, 12:58 pm

    So to avoid the issue? Just. Say. No. Do not agree to attend ANY presentations: problem solved. Do not agree no matter how hard they pressure you, and once at your resort, go off and have fun. Or stay at a hotel where units are not being sold.
    Time-share sales are just as big an annoyance at resorts in the U.S. as in Cancun so no, it's no "safer" here: you will initially get just as much pressure. Again, just say no - no matter how many free tickets, meals, etc. they promise you.

  • DoraSeptember 15, 2013, 9:45 pm

    Lo unico que hacen es acabar con todo, con la reputacion de un hermoso pais y su turismo. Me gusta mucho ver que todo esto esta aqui para que abramos los ojos y no nos dejemos estafar mas,

  • FelipeSeptember 15, 2013, 9:43 pm

    no es una excepcion, si al final de cuentas esta de lado de los mas fraudulentos resorts, que pena.

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