Have you been duped by a morally bankrupt timeshare company? You’re not alone. At Wesley Financial, we’ve helped many people overcome their timeshare problems. You don’t have to accept the hand you’ve been dealt, especially if you were deceived. Since 1989, we have successfully helped our clients achieve solutions to their timeshare dilemmas. Most of the time, many of our clients wonder how they could have been taken advantage of in the first place. There’s no point in mulling over why you were duped, but it does help to know that it doesn’t have to do with you personally. As a matter of fact, a lot of it has to do with the moral bankruptcy of the timeshare companies and sale representatives of those timeshare companies that deceive.
When does someone become morally bankrupt? Moral bankruptcy is described by Dr. Peg O’Connor as, “the state a person reaches when he trades away or violates too many of his core moral values and commitments.” In Dr. O’Connor’s article in Psychology Today, she continues, “He may also lose important relationships either as a cause or consequence of his loss of moral commitments. Someone who is morally bankrupt may or may not recognize that he has reached this state.” (O’Connor, 2014). Is this what happens to sales representatives of timeshare companies that rip people off? Are they a prime example of individuals who have become morally bankrupt? How does one reach a state of moral bankruptcy? What effect does it have on other aspects of their lives? How can they continue to con people in timeshare scams and sleep at night?
Dr. O’Connor explores the intricacies behind moral bankruptcy in her article, “Declaring Moral Bankruptcy”. Dr. O’Connor states, “As someone working in moral philosophy, I argue that our deepest moral values and commitments are a crucial part of our self-identity. When a person knows his nonnegotiable moral commitments and the values he holds most dearly, he knows himself in a very important way. He knows his limits and his boundaries. He knows his motivations as well as how he tends to act in situations that require a moral response.” (O’Connor, 2014). Everyone possesses certain moral commitments that they will keep. Most of us have a moral compass that won’t allow us to sleep at night if we do wrong to others. At Wesley Financial, we have seen what con artists in the timeshare industry have done to our clients, and we wonder how these people can sleep with these wrongdoings on their minds.
Dr. O’Connor observes how our relationships play an important role in our lives, and how they can affect moral bankruptcy. “Our self-identity is also a matter of the particular relations we have with other people. There are some social relations that are vital to our identities and our self-understanding. I am a daughter/sister/best friend/teacher etc. to particular others. My moral commitments and my relationships are fundamentally connected; I often live my moral commitments and practice my moral values in those social relations. I become a loyal and trustworthy person by acting in loyal and trustworthy ways with the people around me.” (O’Connor, 2014). As a leader in the timeshare advocacy industry, at Wesley Financial, we treat our relationship with our clients with the utmost care. At Wesley Financial, we understand that people have come to us for help in matters that have gone out of their control. Our clients put their trust in sale representatives or timeshare companies that took advantage of them, so we want to make sure that they know that we are doing our best to right the wrongs made against them by these timeshare companies.
Dr. O’Connor states, “it isn’t surprising that when our vital relations change, our key moral commitments may change. And when our deep moral commitments change, our vital relations may change. This can be both the bad news and the good news depending on the direction of the change. The bad news: As a person’s use of a substance or engagement in a behavior such as gambling progresses, her moral commitments and vital relationships may change simultaneously.” (O’Connor, 2014). Dr. O’Connor utilizes gambling as an example of a behavior. In the timeshare industry, some timeshare sales representatives engage in behavior such as lying and cheating to dupe consumers. At Wesley Financial, our team is there to help you find a winning solution to your timeshare problem. Whether you are trying to reduce your level of ownership or cancel your timeshare, Wesley Financial is there to help.
Why do some people think that what they are doing is okay, when clearly it is wrong? How come some timeshare sales representatives openly use high-pressure sales tactics and lies to get you to sign that dotted line? How they can justify their actions in their minds? Dr. O’Connor continues her discussion on moral bankruptcy by stating, ” Rationalization is the ultimate form of excuse making and justifying after the fact; it is “yeah, but” thinking. When a person rationalizes, he attempts to maintain his understanding of himself and his commitments by shifting responsibility on to others.” (O’Connor, 2014). Perhaps certain dubious timeshare companies perpetuate a company culture that promotes lying and cheating. Could this be a contributing factor in the way that certain timeshare sales representatives continue to lie? Maybe deceitful timeshare sales representatives justify their tactics because others in the company are doing it too.
Could it be denial? – Denial to the wrongdoings they are committing against consumers? Dr. O’Connor continues, “Some people may never recognize they have reached the point of moral bankruptcy. Denial, the first cousin of rationalization, functions to maintain a person’s perception of reality. Denial helps a person to maintain a fiction in the cold light of fact. Denial is a perversely remarkable creative ability that carries a great potential cost.” (O’Connor, 2014). Maybe those timeshare sale representatives that lie and cheat people are in denial. Either way, it doesn’t justify the wrongs they have committed against unwitting consumers.
If you or someone you know is the victim of timeshare fraud, contact Wesley Financial. You don’t have to find out why a deceitful timeshare sale representative tricked you. No matter what, our team at Wesley Financial will help you. Don’t hesitate to call Wesley Financial so that we can bring relief to your timeshare problem. Since 1989, we have been helping people reduce their level of ownership or cancel their timeshares. If we do not think that we can successfully assist you in your situation, we will let you know. As leaders in the timeshare advocacy industry, we have helped countless individuals find a solution to their timeshare dilemma. We have a 100% proven success rate. When you contact our offices, a member of our team will let you know how we can help you with your case. Schedule a time in your day to call us today.
O’Connor Ph.D., Peg. (October 31, 2014). Declaring Moral Bankruptcy. www.psychologytoday.com
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