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Old 09-07-2015, 08:38 AM   #1
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Default A Favor to Ask From Anyone Who Has Used Max Marine Electronics

This will probably be deleted/moved but I'm asking for some THT power. I was nearly lured into a credit card processing scam by Tom Furman/Elite Capital Client Services but called him out on it right before signing papers and he went ballistic on myself and Tiffany, my assistant in our office. I'm happy to talk to anyone about what happened, it's not going to help this post to explain it in detail.

He's such a loose cannon and went so ballistic we've had to keep a firearm on premises rather than in our vehicles to protect the business and its employees. I've reported him to the company he used to work for, First Data, and law enforcement.

He has now resorted to spamming our google reviews. I can promise all of you I never sold anything to a guy named Jessie Walker and would never tell someone who spent $300 with us that something is their problem.

Please, if you've had positive dealings with us, or if I've helped you through an issue, go to our google+ page, click "write a review" in the middle, and get us up to where we deserve.

https://plus.google.com/114781162187...05/about?hl=en

Thank you all
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Old 09-07-2015, 09:44 AM   #2
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Sorry to hear that, Max. Just my $0.02 I would leave the personal details out (like the guy's name) and instead direct people to check out your ebay reviews etc.

If the guy is that much trouble, putting his name in everything is only going to make it worse.
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Old 09-07-2015, 10:43 AM   #4
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You need ton contact your lawyer and have a cease and desist letter made immediately. I just went through something similar with another competitor of ours.
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Old 09-07-2015, 10:59 AM   #5
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Reeffisher: Well it just so happens I have 3 retired but still practicing lawyers in my immediate family, so that won't be a problem. I've already made them aware of the situation from the start and they are more than willing to do whatever needs to be done - it's nice to have lawyers behind you!

Flot: It's tough to think rationally when you're so pissed off at someone, and when they start attacking your business, it raises that level up a notch.

I've decided I'm not going to engage these guys any more, I've done my part to inform the public and certain individuals of what's going on. I was actually disengaging from the whole situation when the review popped up.

It just so happens that a fellow THT'er was almost taken by the same scam and the lady that solicited him has the same first name as the reviewer - coincidence? I think not.

I started this post just to get a few good reviews on there to counter what was said today. The guy seems to need to relocate every couple of years to outrun his scams so I'm sure he'll be leaving South Florida in time.
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Old 09-07-2015, 12:28 PM   #6
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I don't see him or his company on SunBiz as even licensed to do business in Florida.
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Old 09-07-2015, 12:30 PM   #7
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"Capital Elite Client Services" is a fictitious name registered in the state of Florida in April of 2015:

http://www.sunbiz.org/scripts/ficide...m=G15000041267

It is linked to a corp that was formed in March of 2015 and later dissolved in May of 2015:

http://search.sunbiz.org/Inquiry/Cor...0L150000556590


There is no question about the legitimacy or lack thereof of this guy, the above info. makes it pretty clear the whole thing's a scam.

He's also attacked us on rip off report:

http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Max-Ma...en-wit-1253356

I've got family starting on the legal side of things tomorrow, he's pretty desperate considering he's resorted to slandering myself and my business, but back to the original intent of the post...I'm not asking for strangers to write positive reviews, only if you've dealt with me or I've helped resolve an issue you've had on the forum, etc.

Thank you THT!!!!!
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Old 09-08-2015, 06:24 PM   #8
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Max posted on Google+.
If anyone wants additional information go to Ripoffreport.com or google tom furman, elite capital client services. A real scumbag.
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Old 09-08-2015, 07:15 PM   #9
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I appreciate those that have posted positive reviews. I think our google page is back the way it should be thanks to THT and some customers that have reached out. We really didn't choose to get into anything with this guy, they sought us out, and now they're desperate. I did call Tom's office today to confirm that Jessie Walker is an employee there - maybe I should have become a detective...I dug up more dirt on Tom Fuhrman (that's how it's actually spelled) which I forwarded to the FL Dept of Revenue.

From day 1, Max Marine Electronics has been operated with a foundation in honesty, integrity, and commitment. We service a very small niche in the marine electronics industry, but we have grown because of you guys, and for that, I'm very appreciative.

And for you business guys, be careful, this is not your typical transparent obvious solicitation, this group is very very good at what they do.
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Old 09-08-2015, 07:24 PM   #10
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It is such a shame. You have kept an eye for an own array when I considered it last and have provided good advice.

Please keep an eye out for Furuno DRS series 4' open array, TZTBB or a Airmar NMEA2000 weather instrument. I have a 4kwDRSD to trade that has less than 30hours transmit time.
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Old 09-08-2015, 07:46 PM   #12
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good for you Max. sorry to hear about all this. i have been scammed in the past and it really makes your blood boil. your reputation will stand on its own.
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Old 09-08-2015, 07:50 PM   #13
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Ain't that the truth!

Luckily, we weren't actually scammed because we caught on just as we were about to start signing papers. Unfortunately, that makes it harder for us to do anything about it from our end because we were never actually "scammed". Still fraud, just more of a gray area.

As for our reputation, I know our reputation is great, but I just want to make sure to our new customers who have never heard of THT or my company before that the reviews are overwhelmingly positive. Before this post, we had 2 reviews, 1 legit, 1 was the smear.

Now we're up to 7! I understand completely if the mods want to do away with this thread. It has nothing to do with electronics, but it has served its purpose.
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Make that 8.. you've been good to me.

Thanks Max!!
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Very reliable business, my 5* review has been posted.
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Old 09-08-2015, 10:29 PM   #16
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Is this the same guy?

http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/privat...orris-a-951360
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Yes
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5 star - Done.
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Old 09-22-2015, 12:15 PM   #19
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Max, I have just now installed the used furuno array drive motor you sent me. I'm back up.(marine electronics criteria for thread)

I found you through this thread, this my first transaction with you. Great help in the troubleshooting, great communication when you found your in stock part not working, and a short time to locate and TEST several other motor/gearbox(s). at a price that is fair.

Thanks, the ethos of your business is apparent when dealing with you and employees..

now, would you perhaps have a working autohelm st50 depth?

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Another 5 star review just left.

You deserve it for the way you do business...
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