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Old 01-06-2012, 12:00 PM
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I recieved a letter from Specialized yacht services, inc.
Stating that my documentation is due. They wanted a 75.00 renewal fee. Even had a no postage enevlope . I contacted the U.S. coast office. They told me Not to pay it. That its a big SCAM..You don't have to pay anything..ignore the letter..it does look offcial ..... Coast guard will send you thier reminder.. and you pay nothing... Be aware of such letter...
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Old 01-06-2012, 12:14 PM
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I've gotten like 3 of those. And the last one wasn't 75, it was 125.
It also correctly listed the make and model of my boat, too. I laughed it off and chucked it because my boat isn't and never was documented.

I wonder where they're getting their mailing list from?

What's the return address on your envelope?
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Old 01-06-2012, 12:35 PM
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I got one right before mine was up last month. Confused me for a second until i realized they were selling a service. This is the first boat ive had documented and my first renewal. What a load of garbage. I just bought a stamp and did all the "confusing" paperwork myself. I think i had to check a box that said "yes" please renew my boat for another year
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