• Report: #330832

Complaint Review: Universal Dynamics, Inc. Aka UDTD

  • Submitted: Tue, May 06, 2008
  • Updated: Tue, March 27, 2012

  • Reported By:Erie Pennsylvania
Universal Dynamics, Inc. Aka UDTD
14202 60th Street N Clearwater, Florida U.S.A.

Universal Dynamics, Inc. Aka UDTD Company STEALS deposits, lies, and vanishes to avoid responsibility Clearwater Florida

*General Comment: is this captain douglas ?

*Author of original report: A Challenge to "Captain Douglas"

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Christopher Arafiles ripped me off for $7500

*Consumer Comment: universal dynamics inc.

*UPDATE Employee: Rebuttal: Ripoff Report #330832

*Consumer Comment: chris arafiles , Business Guru

*Consumer Comment: chris arafiles , Business Guru

*Author of original report: correction

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We are only one of many - at least 16 people ripped off that I know of. This company allegedly transports boats. They ask for a deposit to book the shipment, then vanish. They never showed to pick up our boat, and we were stuck with additional marina fees and other expenses. Deposits are gone.

These crooks also hire legitimate truck owner operators to make some of their transports, but then do not pay the drivers.

Company started out as Universal Dynamics with a New Port Richey address, supposedly owned by Chris Arafiles. His wife Rosa Garino held the bank account(s) to which they ask you to deposit money. They work through websites like uShip and Umbrellashipping, under names like chrisship, or udtd, or udtdmovesboats. They vanished and resurfaced in Clearwater, FL as UDTD. Same game. Owner is Douglas Paxton, aka "Captain Douglas." Also involved are Robbi Breyne (Roberta). They will all tell you any lie to make you go away. Do not believe them.

They are now or will soon be vanishing again. Websites are down, and phones disconnected. I'm sure they will be back under another name. Beware of any of these names, and of anyone who asks for a deposit to a personal bank account or a (fake) escrow account.

Anybody with experience with this company, I encourage to file complaints with the FL Attorney General and BBB, even though, from my experience, they will do nothing. Also, post on shippinguru.com.

These same crooks also own "Merchant Inventory Finance" (www.MIFweb.com). I wouldn't trust them there, either.

Sue
Erie, Pennsylvania
U.S.A.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 05/06/2008 08:08 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Universal-Dynamics-Inc-Aka-UDTD/Clearwater-Florida-33760/Universal-Dynamics-Inc-Aka-UDTD-Company-STEALS-deposits-lies-and-vanishes-to-avoid-res-330832. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 General Comment

is this captain douglas ?

AUTHOR: truthbetold - (USA)

is this captain Douglas >?

http://www.mugshotsonline.com/florida/tampa/christopher-douglas/21557161

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#2 Author of original report

A Challenge to "Captain Douglas"

AUTHOR: Avenger - (U.S.A.)

Re:  Comment #3 to this report, posted by "Captain Douglas"

Captain Douglas,

Your comment that I "can now be identified" is nothing but a thinly veiled threat. If you know my identity, please, by all means, notify the authorities.  I still have all the records, all the names and dates, all the documentation, and I will be more than happy to present it all in a court of law.

I notice, however, that you fail to provide your last name, and even do not give a specific location ("Treasure Island"??), so it seems that you still do not wish to be found.

And no, your records will not show my name.  I am a third party working for the people you have wronged.  With your reputation, I did not trust what threats you might make against my clients. However, it is my personal opinion that your "database" may conveniently not show these clients' names , anyway. You know who they are.  You have their money.

I challenge you to provide copied of the replies made to the BBB and State Attorney's office, since those entities apparently "forgot" to notify me.

The statements I have made may be unpleasant and ugly, but they are, to the best of my knowledge, TRUE.

-Sue

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#3 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Christopher Arafiles ripped me off for $7500

AUTHOR: joelkamins - (United States of America)

About 4 and a half years ago I took a job transporting boats for Universal Dynamics(Christopher Arafiles). I ended up driving over 16,000 miles, and successfully delivering 3 boats for him. After that, I never heard from him again. He currently owes me just shy of $7500 for my labor and travel expenses.

I am totally serious. Why would I make this up. I even wrote a song about him called "7500 Reasons", which was featured on a reality tv show called "My Raw Deal". Look it up.

Chris is a scumbag and a theif. I want my money MRFR!!! The only payback I have received is the enjoyment of telling hundreds, or sometimes thousands of people, at every one of my shows - "Christopher Arafiles is a total theiving, d****e Bag! If you ever meet him, kick him in the nuts for me"

And YES! I have spoken to other drivers that were ripped off as well.

Stop defending this criminal, and start defending those who have been ripped off.

Call me! If you have the balls - 407 580 2763
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#4 Consumer Comment

universal dynamics inc.

AUTHOR: Tracey - (USA)

It looks like this may be the company referenced in the initial complaint

http://www.uship.com/profile/chrisship/

Company: 
universal dynamics inc.
Carrier Operation: Interstate

DOT Number: 1674976 and all authorized drivers
MC Number: 615579 and all authorized drivers
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#5 UPDATE Employee

Rebuttal: Ripoff Report #330832

AUTHOR: Captain Douglas - (USA)

Rebuttal:  Rip-off Report #330832.

 

The following described Plaintiffs Unequivocally state that the statements hereafter described are both criminally and civilly libelous, defamatory and absolutely not true.

 

The following corporate entities,

      Universal Dynamics Inc.  A Delaware Corporation.

      Merchant Inventory Financing Inc. A Delaware Corporation.

      UDTD, a Division of Universal Dynamics Inc.

 

And the following individual persons

      Douglas Paxton

      Captain Douglas

      Robbie Breyne

 

who were named in the Ripoff Report, Unequivocally state that the statements which are in this Rip-off report and are linked to the above described corporate entities and individuals, (at least 16 people ripped off that I know of, but do not pay their drivers, as Universal Dynamics with a Newport Richey address, owner is Douglas Paxton, Also involved is Robbie Breyne(Roberta), ask for deposits to book the shipment  are both criminally and civilly libelous, defamatory, and absolutely not true.

 

The Plaintiffs have reason to believe that they now know, and can identify the person who is the owner described herein only as Sue, and/or the person who has control of the computer which transmitted the above referenced libelous, defamatory and absolutely not true statements and/or the person who has the account with the ISP that transmitted the above referenced libelous, defamatory and absolutely not true statements to Ripoff Report.

 

Universal Dynamics Inc. is a Research and Development corporation, incorporated in the State of Delaware on 10 August 1984.  This company is engaged in the development of Wind Turbine Powered Seagoing Vessels and in the pursuit of that endeavor owns very large boat haulers which have in the past, and continue to be rented or leased to truckers when they are not needed for in house purposes.

 

Universal Dynamics has never agreed to transport a vessel for Sue in Erie, Pennsylvania, Has never asked Sue in Erie, Pennsylvania to deposit even one dollar to any account, has never received any amount of money from Sue in Erie, Pennsylvania or transacted any business of any kind with Sue in Erie, Pennsylvania.

 

Universal Dynamics Inc. has never had a Newport Richey address, and in fact never had offices in Newport Richey, which is a town in Pasco County Florida.

 

In the above report, Sue writes; Anybody with experience with this company, I encourage to file complaints with the Fl Attorney General and BBB, even though, from my experience, they will do nothing.

 

A complaint was in fact filled with the States Attorneys office and with the Better Business Bureau, and investigations were in fact made by both of those entities.  Universal Dynamics Inc. responded in detail to both of those entities after making detailed searches of the Data Bases and finding no record of ever having done any kind of business with the complainant.

 

Through the offices of the State Attorney and the Better Business Bureau, Universal Dynamics Inc. asked for any evidence, contracts, bank deposits, receipts, correspondence or documentation of any kind that would make it possible for Universal Dynamics Inc. to find any record of having done business of any kind with the complainant.

 

Both the State Attorneys Office and the Better Business Bureau were asked for the names of those 16 people who were ripped off so that the Data Bases could be searched to determine if the company had ever done business with any of them.  Those 16 people apparently never existed.

 

No such documentation was ever provided.  Universal Dynamics Inc. must therefore conclude that no business of any kind was ever transacted with the complainant.  Also, that probably explains the statement in the above Ripoff Report, they will do nothing. 

There was no basis for Them to do anything.

 

 

Merchant Inventory Financing Inc. is a C Corporation established on 28 June 2001 in the State of Delaware.  This corporation provides financing for Owner Operated Small Businesses.  As a C Corporation it has many Shareholders and no one Shareholder owns a controlling interest.  It is absolutely not owned or controlled by, as stated in the Ripoff Report, These same crooks.

 

The legal research is now being done to determine the civil and criminal liability of the Web Site, Rip-off Report, the owners of the Web Site and the Operators of the web site for continuing to publish the libelous and defamatory and patently false statements after more than a year after the conclusion of the States Attorneys Office investigation.

 

An independent accounting firm has been retained to determine the monetary damage caused to the corporate entities and the individuals by the dissemination of these libelous and defamatory and patently false statements.

 

Respectfully submitted.

 

Captain Douglas for the entities named above.

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#6 Consumer Comment

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AUTHOR: Rob - (U.S.A.)

I find it hard to beleive that this major corporation has a bad report against them. I know this corporation, and know Chris Arafiles and Capt. Douglas as well. Chris was instrumental in taking my company public and I also know that he has participated in many political events and also charities. He is a down to earth guy and has consulted not only with my company but numerous other companys as well, bringing them out of debt and even injecting his own moneys into some of these companys, mine being one. I know he was V.P. of UDI, and I know that the division was closed due to the fuel crisis and other reasons. I know that the company was not on the NYSE and its Main company is not either, That I do not know why as he has taken numerous companys public. At any rate I am curious as to how he ended up on rip off report, and how you came to know him. Regards, Robert
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AUTHOR: Rob - (U.S.A.)

I find it hard to beleive that this major corporation has a bad report against them. I know this corporation, and know Chris Arafiles and Capt. Douglas as well. Chris was instrumental in taking my company public and I also know that he has participated in many political events and also charities. He is a down to earth guy and has consulted not only with my company but numerous other companys as well, bringing them out of debt and even injecting his own moneys into some of these companys, mine being one. I know he was V.P. of UDI, and I know that the division was closed due to the fuel crisis and other reasons. I know that the company was not on the NYSE and its Main company is not either, That I do not know why as he has taken numerous companys public. At any rate I am curious as to how he ended up on rip off report, and how you came to know him. Regards, Robert
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#8 Author of original report

correction

AUTHOR: Avenger - (U.S.A.)

Correction: www.shippungguru.org
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