Timeshare Trap

Timeshares are one of the worst investments you can make. This journal is to inform people who are thinking about purchasing a timeshare not to do so and help those trying to get rid of their timeshare.

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Data Stolen From Timeshare Company: Fraud Alert

Our Comments: A possible identity theft and financial fraud nightmare for some timeshare owners. If you have a timeshare with Marriott Vacation Club International, make sure to monitor your credit reports for possible fraud. This is one situation that even timeshare owners shouldn't expect to have happen...


Marriott Vacation Club International (MVCI), the vacation ownership division and subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc, said today backup computer tapes containing data pertaining to approximately 206,000 associates, timeshare owners and timeshare customers were missing from the corporate office in Orlando Fla...

Although the tapes require specialized equipment to access content, MVCI continues to encourage recommended steps to safeguard against misuse. Included in the notification letters, MVCI is offering to individuals impacted by the situation an opportunity to enroll in a credit monitoring service at no cost to them. After enrollment, each person will be regularly notified of credit report activity so they can take action if needed.

For those impacted associates, timeshare owners and timeshare customers, the company has established a special contact telephone number of (800) 952-8145 and a website at http://www.vacationclub.com/datasecurity, or impacted individuals may e-mail the company at datasecurity@vacationclub.com. Press Release


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