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Old 10-24-2019, 04:08 PM   #1
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"Fake" vessel documentation request

It's that time of year- just received our annual "fake" documentation renewal.

Be sure to read your renewal form- the official one comes from the National Vessel Documentation Center (NVDC) in Falling Waters, WV, and should cost $26 annually.
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Old 10-24-2019, 05:27 PM   #2
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Probably from the same bunch that charges you $20 to change your address with the Post Office, and tries to look like the Post Office site, when the Post Office does it for nothing.
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Old 10-24-2019, 07:14 PM   #3
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Well, if you read it, they are at least clear that it's a "solicitation" and that they are a "private firm".
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Old 10-24-2019, 11:43 PM   #4
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Well, if you read it, they are at least clear that it's a "solicitation" and that they are a "private firm".
Yup. They are pushing the limit with their formatting, but a half an ounce of reading comprehension sends it to the recycling bin......
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Old 10-25-2019, 08:23 AM   #5
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Just like with the Nigerian scammers, if 1 in a 1000 bite, it's worth it to them to try.
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Old 10-25-2019, 08:40 AM   #6
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The problem is that too many will simply see this and process their renewal- because they don’t know any better. The disclaimer verbiage is there, but it’s vague at best...
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Old 10-25-2019, 09:22 AM   #7
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Old 10-25-2019, 09:33 AM   #8
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The problem is that too many will simply see this and process their renewal- because they donít know any better. The disclaimer verbiage is there, but itís vague at best...
I think there's another angle. There are boaters, and I've met a few, who would much rather boast that "I pay a guy to do that for me" than to spend a few moments doing it themselves on line.

I happen to live in a town with more than its share of this type of person. Conspicuous consumption, arrogance, whatever you call it.

I don't understand that attitude, but I do understand why someone would take advantage of it. All the contractors, retailers and just about anyone offering services around here do. Oh, you live in Xxxx? Yeah, I'll be right over to give you a quote. Can I interest you in this exclusive line of Yyyy? We have a special service for high net worth people like you...

I hate the scammers, too. But sometimes you have to give them credit for finding a sucker.
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