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documentation services some good and others bad

I had an unfortunate (costly) experience with these fraudsters

uscgdocumentation.us

1. Their website has been up less than 6 months yet they claim to be the world's largest and #1 rated service.

2. They misstate the CFR 67.500(e) and claims the CFR prohibits them from refunding the processing fees you sent them. The actual CFR prevents the refund of application fees paid directly to the USCG.

3. The site and format has been chosen and designed to make boaters believe they are dealing directly with the USCG.
The only immediate disclosure that they are a 3rd party service is at the very bottom in the smallest print possible.

I am looking for other boaters who have had problems with these Long Beach, CA fraudsters.
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Re: documentation services some good and others bad

Why would anyone use a documentation service?

I did it myself and, while it took 5 months, had no problem. Keep a copy of all of your application paperwork, and you are good to go.


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Why would anyone use a documentation service?

I did it myself and, while it took 5 months, had no problem. Keep a copy of all of your application paperwork, and you are good to go.
Totally agree. Most likely, the 5 month delay is on the USCG side. I doubt a service could have gotten it any quicker.
When I did my current boat around 7 years ago, I got mine in less than a week.
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The only time I think a service is wise, is when they also act as an escrow agent to insure all contractual obligations are fulfilled by both parties, before money is released, and they clean up prior liens and receive those acknowledgments.


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The only time I think a service is wise, is when they also act as an escrow agent to insure all contractual obligations are fulfilled by both parties, before money is released, and they clean up prior liens and receive those acknowledgments.
And if they can drive to Falling Waters and walk things through. CA? Really?

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And if they can drive to Falling Waters and walk things through. CA? Really?
Good point. Liens and title transfers are first come first served.


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Why not? We did 'visit' Falling Waters, West by God Virginia..who knows you might learn something about the area as well as where your money is going. Took us about 30 mins for the paper work process.
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While there are instances where it is probably prudent to use a service for the initial documentation, please stay away from the one listed by the OP.
And there is no reason to ever use one for renewal. Only go to the CG website and beware of companies pretending to be the CG and charging $75 to do a $26 renewal.

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