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Nov 28, 2002, 9:00 AM

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Canadian Government Warning. Time shares,Mexico.

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Avoid divulging personal information to strangers. Scam artists have called parents of travelling Canadians (in the middle of the night) to report that their child has been detained or hospitalized and have requested that money be wired immediately via Western Union. Parents or friends should call DFAIT's 24-hour emergency line for assistance if approached in this way (see below).

Reports of problems with time-share arrangements (including the cancellation of contracts) have increased. Exercise caution whenever approached by persistent time-share representatives, since they may use pressure sales techniques. Review the contract to ensure that promises made are confirmed in writing. Anything not included in the contract may not be honoured. Do not reveal personal information nor show your passport or plane ticket. Only provide your credit card if you are certain you wish to make the purchase. Mexican law stipulates that consumers are legally entitled to cancel a time-share contract without penalty. The cancellation must be done within five working days from the day following the original date of purchase. Cancellations of contracts must be done in writing and must be presented directly to the time-share company. Keep copies of any correspondence. If you experience any difficulties in Mexico with the time-share company, you should immediately contact the Mexican consumer protection agency, Procuradurķa Federal del Consumidor (PROFECO). Further information on PROFECO, including service locations throughout Mexico, can be found on their Web site (

Standards for balcony railing heights in Mexico differ from those in Canada. Deaths and injuries have resulted from falls. Exercise caution when standing close to balcony railings.


Nov 28, 2002, 9:13 AM

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Re: [arbon] Canadian Government Warning. Time shares,Mexico.

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"Anything not included in the contract may not be honoured."

...not to mention anything IN the contract might not be honored. :)

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