New Transportation Options for Kauai
As a result of the pandemic, the island of Kauai has suffered a shortage of rental cars. The County of Kauai has launched a new website to inform visitors and residents of transportation options on Kauai. The goal of the website is to serve as a resource to connect travelers with transportation options, such as airport shuttles, ride-shares and bike rentals. Check out the website at: https://getaroundkauai.com.
ATTENTION TIMESHARE OWNERS: SCAMS ON THE RISE
It’s been brought to our attention that timeshare scams are once again on the rise. Specifically, those claiming they can assist with timeshare “exit” and resales. There are some common red flags to be aware of:
• Calls or emails claiming they have an “interested buyer” for a timeshare.
• A company or law firm promises to modify, cancel or transfer an owner’s timeshare for a large upfront fee.
• A company or law firm requests an upfront fee, or the wire transfer of money for a “service,” “tax” or other “requirement” for the sale or transfer to be completed.
• Caller claims to be a representative of ARDA or ARDA-ROC. ARDA/ARDA-ROC does not make unsolicited calls or send emails or communications.
More times than not, these scammers take your money and run. We have had multiple instances where owners had paid fees to “transfer” their timeshare only to find that they are still the legal owner of record, with no deed transfer taking place. If an offer sounds too good to be true, it likely is.
For more information and suggestions, go to the American Resort Development Association’s website, www.ARDA.org and look for CONSUMER ADVISORY, where you’ll find the latest alerts.