Like Tree0Likes

Boatpix.com- Scammers lets put an end to it!!

Reply
Old 10-06-2005, 10:07 AM
  #41
Were doomed!
Charter Member
Trade Score: (1)
 
Wally's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Chicago, IL
My Boats: Chris Craft Stinger 222
Posts: 5,527
Default Re: I am so pissed!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by kitten
1. ) You have to ask for picture proofs
or BoatPix won't sent them.
Online or in writing

2.) They can't get addresses from the DMV
with your boat registrations.

You can get one address, in person.
(If a boat is found, stolen, missing circumstances.)

3.) Our pictures were perfect and 1/3 of that
price.

Then can you tell me how they get your information to send the initial contact letter? A friend of mine recently was contacted by them this year. He can tell you exactly what day it was because he's only been out on the water 3x this year and has had motor problems......they swooped down while he was heading to downtown chicago....took pics and a few weeks later whala.....the contact postcard arrives.......so how is it that they get your info??? He has NEVER been in a poker run or in ANY organized event either!......and he's not part of any clubs etc....
The ONLY way i see them getting info is from the registration numbers....and his boat is not documented....just a plain normal registration.
__________________
-Wally

Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy horsepower. And I've never seen a sad person hauling a$$!
Wally is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2005, 10:34 AM
  #42
Registered
VIP Member
Thread Starter
Trade Score: (2)
 
LubeJobs42's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Fort Lauderdale
My Boats: 44 MTI 39 MTI 35 MOTION 16 DONZI
Posts: 3,594
Default Re: I am so pissed!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by kitten
1. ) You have to ask for picture proofs
or BoatPix won't sent them.
Online or in writing

2.) They can't get addresses from the DMV
with your boat registrations.

You can get one address, in person.
(If a boat is found, stolen, missing circumstances.)

3.) Our pictures were perfect and 1/3 of that
price.
I have never asked them for proofs. They send the pictures to my Fort Lauderdale business address. That's the address the boat is registered under. In the past, on the invoices it show my boat registration number and my "Legal" name (Which is extremely confidential due to my mother being very heavily sedated when she picked it). It is not addressed to Gino. I have literally hundreds and hundreds of pictures from dozens of Poker runs and races, and get more all the time. I would have no reason to request anything from Boatpix.
LubeJobs42 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2005, 11:06 AM
  #43
Lip-Ship- Grafikworx Glad
Platinum Member
 
pm203's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: MA and NH
Posts: 3,615
Default Re: I am so pissed!!!

A friend of mine was using his boat last winter in Fort Lauderdale whe they snapped some photos of him..He had some female companionship aboard.When he got home,he had alot of explaining to do to the wife!
pm203 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2005, 11:18 AM
  #44
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
 
CigDaze's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
My Boats: Cigarette 35 Cafe Racer
Posts: 21,346
Default Re: I am so pissed!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by pm203
A friend of mine was using his boat last winter in Fort Lauderdale whe they snapped some photos of him..He had some female companionship aboard.When he got home,he had alot of explaining to do to the wife!
Oh Sht!
CigDaze is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2005, 11:39 AM
  #45
Gold Member
Gold Member
Trade Score: (1)
 
BatGirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Wellington, Fl/Mooresville NC
Posts: 610
Default Re: I am so pissed!!!

Dino, The same thing happened to a friend of mine with them.
I told our friend who was saying how great Boat Pix was in the over in the Poker Run sect, on the Emerald Coast thread, to check this thread out.
BatGirl is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2005, 11:53 AM
  #46
Registered
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 228
Default Re: I am so pissed!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by kitten
They can't get addresses from the DMV with your boat registrations.
In Florida a company can register with the DMV, demonstrate some "need to know", and it will be assigned a PIN that they can use by calling into DMV and providing a vehicle/vessel number and receive all the data available.

You might try calling the DMV and make them aware of your concerns. They keep records of every request for vehicle/vessel registration info in the event some lunatic uses the info to harm someone. If they got your boat info from DMV this way, file a complaint.
Cevert is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2005, 12:03 PM
  #47
Member #154
Platinum Member
 
Indy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: SW CT & Long Island Sound
My Boats: Missing my PowerPlay
Posts: 6,756
Default Re: I am so pissed!!!

This is extortion, plain and simple.

Where is this company located?
Indy is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2005, 12:19 PM
  #48
Charter Member
Charter Member
Trade Score: (1)
 
Ted G's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Edgerock Baby!!
My Boats: Marlago 35 FS, 18 Neptune CC
Posts: 7,661
Default Re: I am so pissed!!!

State agencies have been selling info on registrations for both cars and boats for some time. I get Nissan dealer ads to this day on a car I owned 5 years ago. Your registration info is public knowledge-boat or car.
__________________
Chesapeake Bay Powerboat Association
www.cbpba.com
Ted G is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2005, 12:28 PM
  #49
Registered
 
MiamiVice's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Miami, Florida
My Boats: 95,Fountain 32' Fever
Posts: 94
Re: I am so pissed!!!

Find out where they keep that chopper and blow that mother to little pieces, or cut a hydro line and during the next flight take pics of the flaming crash and send them the bill.
MiamiVice is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2005, 12:42 PM
  #50
Registered
 
Bill272's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Lake St. Clair
My Boats: 95 Formula 336, HP500's
Posts: 935
Default Re: I am so pissed!!!

So is this just going to play out here, or has Boatpix been contacted?
Bill272 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
MANITIE
OPA/The Jersey Boyz
10
09-19-2007 11:19 PM
Frequency
General Boating Discussion
1
08-14-2007 10:35 PM
yss
General Boating Discussion
13
10-17-2006 01:32 PM
MANITIE
General Racing Discussion
2
08-29-2003 06:39 PM
Ran-Dom 32
General Boating Discussion
0
06-25-2003 09:18 AM



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:50 AM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.