Look for Red Flags
When looking to sell to an individual or organization, be aware of "red flags" - any conditions that may indicate that a buyer may be part of a scam. Red flags may include:
The buyer, or another party, requests power of attorney to act in your name, or discourages you from contacting the company who sold you your timeshare.
The buyer contacted you, whether by phone, email, or postal mail seemingly out of the blue. If a buyer reached out to you first, this can be a sign that he or she has their own agenda - one that may involve taking your hard-earned money. Beware of buyers that fall into this category.
The buyer makes guarantees or unrealistic promises. Read all emails, website postings, letters, or postcards carefully and beware those that promise unreasonable returns. Remember, anyone can anonymously post advertisements on websites such as Craigslist. Do your research to ensure that a company is legitimate. Contact the Better Business Bureau to determine the company's reputation and whether complaints have been filed against it. If it sounds too good to be true, it’s likely that it is.