Our government has laws set in place to help protect the public from fraudulent transactions. These laws vary state to state and not all resorts commit fraud.
As an example...
The Division of Florida Land Sales, Condominiums, and Mobile Homes, which is part of the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR), regulates the creation, sale, and operation of timeshare plans in the State of Florida pursuant to Chapter 721, Florida Statutes, the "Florida Vacation Plan and Timesharing Act".
Our guaranteed contract/membership cancellation services for timeshare owners with or without a mortgage are based upon those laws. When there's a pattern of complaints from the public in regards to the unlawful sales tactics used from specific locations... it's evident the resort has become desperate with selling units. Standing up for your rights can help make a difference in this industry, don't be a victim of vacation property fraud.
In some cases funds or monies paid to the developer are recoverable. The length of time between the purchase and the cancellation services being initiated will directly affect that ability.
For instance... An owner whom purchased three years ago will have extreme difficulty recovering funds opposed to one being purchased within 90 days. There is no guarantee funds will be recovered.