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Re: Maritime Documentation Center
WORD OF CAUTION:
My mistake, hope I can save someone else from making this error...
I received an official looking letter from "Maritime Documentation" thinking it was from the USCG. I signed up and then realized my error. I challenged the transaction with cc company, lost the appeal. OK, so I was willing to just move forward even if it cost 3x more - my mistake after all. Contacted Maritime Documentation and they told me that I had forfeited my $225 (I had signed for 3 years) and would have to re-apply...
WOW, that's as close as it gets to stealing/fraud as you can get. Nowhere on the fine print does it say that you if you challenge the transaction, that you forfeit your fee. It does say it is non-refundable. I was willing to NOT get my money back and just move forward with the application. NOPE, Maritime documentation kept the money.
STAY away from these folks. Just use the online USCG application process and renew online.