Deceit is Deceit. Contact Wesley Financial Group: Scam Artists and Other Timeshare Problems Should Be Addressed
Juliet In Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet said, “A rose by any other name would smell just as sweet.” To put it more aligned when looking at timeshare fraud, deceit is deceit by any other name. Fortunately, those who have been taken advantage of by deceitful timeshare companies can count on our team at Wesley Financial Group. Scams in the timeshare industry and more, we are here to help you overcome the timeshare problems that you have faced since the start.
Deceitful Timeshare Companies
When someone is in trouble with their timeshare, they contact Wesley Financial Group. Scams in the timeshare industry are something that Wesley Financial Group is quite used to. We hear countless stories of innocent consumers who have been taken advantage of by deceitful companies in the timeshare industry. What is there to be done about such terrible and deceitful behavior? While all this deceit continues, our team at Wesley Financial Group continues to fight against timeshare fraud by helping our clients out of their timeshare problems. Whether you are trying to reduce your level of ownership or cancel your timeshare, contact Wesley Financial Group. Scam artists in the timeshare industry do dubious things in order to take advantage of innocent people. At Wesley Financial Group, scam artists don’t stand a chance.
What Does Deceit Look Like?
In an online article for the American Psychological Association, Laura Zimmerman takes a look at the research that has been done on “Deception Detection”. She states, “Traditional police practices in deception detection stem from early theories on lying that assume liars will exhibit stress-based cues because they fear being caught and feel guilty about lying. This theory led researchers to search for reliable behavioral indicators of deception. They examined behaviors such as posture shifts, gaze aversion, and foot and hand movements, without much success. “There really is no Pinocchio’s nose,” says Judee Burgoon, PhD, a professor of communication at the University of Arizona.” (Zimmerman, 2016). The article is an interesting observation of those who lie to others. Victims of timeshare fraud can attest that they have seen a number of ways in which high-pressure sales tactics and lies were told in order for them to agree to what was being sold to them.
What does this say about people who are deceivers in the timeshare industry? When we continue to read Zimmerman’s article, we see how science is trying to figure out telltale signs of deceit. “Given these early findings, today’s researchers are exploring new methods of deception detection. Instead of looking at people for visual cues that they may be dissembling — such as a lack of eye contact or fidgeting — psychologists are now focused on developing proactive strategies that interviewers can use to elicit signs of deception, says Maria Hartwig, PhD, associate professor of psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.” (Zimmerman, 2016).
We have heard many stories from our clients at Wesley Financial Group. Scam artists in the timeshare industry have had their claws on individuals and families alike. Science is trying to pinpoint how we can tell if someone is lying. The article continues, “Aldert Vrij, Ph.D., a professor of applied social psychology at the University of Portsmouth in the United Kingdom, also focuses his research on using strategies to outsmart liars. “Liars are doing more than telling their stories — they need to make a convincing impression,” he says. “If the interviewer makes the interview more difficult, it makes the already difficult task of lying even harder.” Another way to make lying more difficult is to increase interviewees’ cognitive load by, for example, asking them to tell their stories in reverse order. Truth tellers can rely on their memories to tell their story backward, often adding more details, but liars tend to struggle. Research shows that liars also often provide fewer details about time, location and things they heard. They also speak more slowly, with more hesitations and grammatical errors (Law and Human Behavior, 2008).” (Zimmerman, 2016).
The article states, “Encouraging interviewees to say more during their interviews also helps to identify liars. “Truth-tellers do not immediately say everything they need to say, so when the interviewer encourages them to say more, they give additional information,” says Vrij. “Liars typically have a prepared story with little more to say. They might not have the imagination to come up with more or they may be reluctant to say more for fear they will get caught.” It’s particularly useful to ask unexpected questions in interviews, Vrij has found. Because liars often prepare their stories, surprise questions can leave them floundering for a response or contradicting themselves (Applied Cognitive Psychology, 2014).” (Zimmerman, 2016). Although the article is focusing on what those in the criminal profession may do, it is still relevant when considering the fraud and lies that are committed by those in the timeshare industry.
Zimmerman continues, “Other avenues of research are examining how liars and nonliars talk. Burgoon studies sentence complexity, phrase redundancy, statement context and other factors that can distinguish truth tellers from liars (Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 2006).
“If liars plan what they are going to say, they will have a larger quantity of words,” she says. “But, if liars have to answer on the spot, they say less relative to truth tellers.” That’s because trying to control what they say uses up cognitive resources. They may use more single-syllable words, repeat particular words or use words that convey uncertainty, such as “might” rather than “will,” she says.” (Zimmerman, 2016). If you are the victim of timeshare fraud, you may find some of what the research shows as relevant and interesting. However, it is very possible and likely that you didn’t see timeshare fraud coming, even if you had known what is stated in the study. It’s likely you didn’t possess the time to interview the liar. So, what should you do now that you find yourself dealing with timeshare problems? If you’ve been taken advantage of by someone in the timeshare industry, why not contact Wesley Financial Group?
Wesley Financial Group: Scam or Otherwise, Overcome Timeshare Fraud
If you find yourself in the throes of timeshare problems, it is time for you to seek help. Looking at the ways to determine whether or not someone is lying to you is useful. However, sometimes it is impossible to know that someone has underlying bad intent. If you or someone you know has been taken advantage of by the timeshare industry, you probably didn’t see it coming. With the help of Wesley Financial Group, scam artists involved in the timeshare industry have reason to shake in their boots. Whether you are trying to reduce your level of ownership or cancel your timeshare altogether, Wesley Financial can help you. If we don’t think that we can help you in your particular situation we will let you know. Since 1989, we have been fighting timeshare fraud. As leaders in the timeshare advocacy industry, we have a 100% proven success rate. Contact our offices and speak with one of our team members. We would be happy to review your options with you. Let us help you find a solution to your timeshare problems.