Report: #961991

Complaint Review: Blue Water Partnership

  • Submitted: Tue, October 30, 2012
  • Updated: Wed, January 02, 2013
  • Reported By: imbryan — Rochester Hills Michigan United States of America
  • Blue Water Partnership
    35005 Automation Dr
    Clinton Township, Michigan
    United States of America

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This company is a broker, matching buyers and sellers of used cars, boats, rvs, etc.  They receive payments from the buyer and basically pocket all/most of the money instead of passing on to the seller's lien holder, per the contract.  They may even be operating as a theft ring.  ie. When I pressed them on not making payments for past six months, my car conveniently was stolen from the buyer. 

Managers/Partners: Charles (Chuck) Gebell, Karen Gebell, Chad Turo

Sales Rep: Matt Martinez

Parent Company: Blue Water Partnership

Owner: David Goodman

Known Subsidiaries: Blue Water Recreation, Platinum Image Motorsports, EZ2BuyLLC, Equity Management Investments (EMI), Equitable Monetary Instruments (EMI).

(They change their company name do most fraudulent companies)

Other possible Subsidiaries: International Marine & Automotove Investments, South Coast Marine, NMIG Partnership Group, Great Oaks Management

Main Address:

35005 Automation Dr, Clinton Township, MI 48035

Other Possible Addresses

35013 Automation Dr, Clinton Township, MI 48035

35013 15 Mile Rd, Clinton Township, MI 48035

30901 Utica Road, Roseville, MI 48035

There have been numerous (hundreds?) of complaints made to date, and there has been legal action taken in the past, and pending actions currently.  Best thing to do if you have been scammed by this company is to file an online complaint with the Michigan State Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

There is a ton of information online to back up my allegations.

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#1 Author of original report

New company is "Easy to Buy"

AUTHOR: Scammed by Gebell - ()

 These guys are currently under Federal Investigation for a "potential vehicle brokerage scheme".  Victims can call 866.311.0971 for more information.

Their new company/website is likely "easytobuyllc", affiliated with "Equitable Monetary Instruments" & Charles Gebell

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#2 Author of original report

Federal Investigation

AUTHOR: Scammed By Gebell - ()

This company, and related companies, are currently being investigated by the Federal Government.   The Hotline is 866.311.0971


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#3 Consumer Comment


AUTHOR: john - (United States of America)

To  imbryan from chris there tech guy from EZ2buyllc, To My understanding that we attemped to contact you. And that you have not called back from my files that we have that you defaulted 2 and 1half months on your payments. Please stop writing false accusations about us when your the one who messed up. Please contact us at 586-791-2612 ext#16 and ask for chad truo
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#4 Author of original report

Skip Vincente Partner in Crime

AUTHOR: imbryan - (United States of America)

Skip Vincente appears to be the General Manager of Blue Water Recreation (formerly Platinum Image Motorsports, now called EZ2Buy LLC), and Partner with David Goodman.  He was/is associated with a suspect company in Florida, called Southcoast Marine and RV, LLC, established 3/18/2010, possibly run by Alex Weston.
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#5 Author of original report

Yes, Equitable Monetary Instruments is involved in scam

AUTHOR: imbryan - (United States of America)

Equitable Monetary Instruments is the newest name for the Financial Arm of these companies, registered Agent: Charles Gebell (2011)

Previous Names: (per Bizapedia)

Empire Money & Investments (2010) - Registered Agent: Charles Gebell

Equity Management & Investments (2009) - Registered Agent: David Goodman

E.M.I. Group (2007) - Registered Agent: Alex Boyer

All "EMI" abbreviations.  

The last 3 all list their address in the same small building at Automation Dr, Clinton Township, MI 48035.  (35003, 35005, 35013 Automation Dr)

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#6 Consumer Comment

Additional Information

AUTHOR: JohnC - (United States of America)

I want to preface this by saying that I have no experience with this company.

I was contacted by "Coast 2 Coast Marine" out of St. Augustine, Florida and pitched the same thing as described in the compalint about my boat.

I had them send me the listing agreements and sample buying agreement and saw where "Equitable Monetary Instruments" was involved and googled them.

So I believe this is another organization to whom you are referring to.

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