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Tri-Cities target for timeshare scams

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KENNEWICK, Wash.—Most of us are looking for deals when it comes to going on vacation, but sometimes the cheaper route may be more expensive.

Experts say this time of year they start seeing more timeshare scam, in fact they're seen a 40% increase. Norma Miller with the Better Business Bureau says the Tri-Cities is targeted because of the local economic growth. 

Not only are tourists getting ripped off, so are timeshare owners.  Experts say timeshare owners, who are trying to sell, are being targeted by companies that say they want to buy, and all the owner has to do it pay up to several thousand dollars to cover fees.  Then they never hear from the company again.

A few tips before signed a sales contract:

-         Ask what your contract gives you whether it is ownership, lease or security interest.

-         What is the duration of your lease?

-         Can you transfer your title?

-         Will you have to cover fees?