Report: #985897

Complaint Review: Coastal Marine Gangways

  • Submitted: Sat, December 22, 2012
  • Updated: Wed, March 13, 2013
  • Reported By: Walt — Tucson Arizona United States of America
  • Coastal Marine Gangways

    United States of America

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COSTAL MARINE GANGWAY is an extended family operation.  They have facilities in CT and AZ. They also go by the name of Trailer Worx in AZ.

The Business Lice. For Costal Marine Gangways in AZ  is in the name of Justin M  Jeffers phone#623-387-5144  Last Bus address in AZ is 1424 E. Broadway rd
Phoenix AZ 85040. 

Justin is a 21 year old helper. The man running the business is Jimmy Allen Email address is and  Mary Ann Mazza  Phone # 843-694-8424 is the secretary and Scott Hodgkinson Email

If you have been ripped off by these people please contact The Office of the Arizona Attorney General, public advocacy & civil rights division. Case # CIC 12-06495. This is an open case reviewing both Civil and Criminal Felony charges.

I entered in to a contract with Trailerworx to build a custom trailer Dec 2011. I was assured by Jimmy Allen by phone that he would get to work on the trailer first thing in Jan 2012. We had many phone and email conversations over the next five months. There was always an excuse but no trailer was ever built.

Trailer Worx did not receive a license from the Arizona Department of Transportation, Motor Vehicle Division to distribute or sale to the public until April 5 2012.

It is a federal crime in AZ to enter into a contract that you know you cannot legally execute.

A letter from J Jeffers to the Office of the Arizona Attorney General, dated Aug 12 2012 he wrote that Material he purchased was not cut or altered for his unique trailer build. We agreed to make installment payments which we have done so already to clear up this issue. We came to a solution that works for both parties. No work was done to make a trailer for more than five months. When they say no refunds and no time limit they actually dont plan to do anything.

The agreement, by phone with Justin Jeffers was, a refund of $100.00 per week payable on the first of each month until the $1918.00 deposit was fully refunded.

I received two checks for 175.00 dated 7-22-12 and 8-15-12

The checks were from a Chase account # 021100361-973783038

The checks stopped coming but not the phone calls. Justin would call to tell me that they had sent another check but none ever arrive.

The whole extended family run an elaborate con job. They will tell you anything but everything is a lie. They have perfected this
operation and are very good at it.

I have filed in small claims court and sent the summons by registered mail. They declined the mail; it is obvious that this is not their first summons. I let the suit laps as they promised to refund my deposit.

I would not expect them to comply with a court judgment and will probably end up putting a lean on the business.

I am told that they have a new contract with a government agency. Most agencies will not do business with a company that may have a felony conviction. If anyone knows the government agency they should be advised and consider pulling their contract.

What is the best agency to deal  with tax fraud?  Trailer worx does not charge tax on the deposit. When the work is never done and there is no refund , this becomes free monies that are not declared to the AZ tax or the federal tax. This business has all the makings of a money laundering system.

There are many sights on the internet, under rip off, leaning post, the hull truth that have posted complaints about CMGANGWAYS practice of taking a deposit and never doing the work or refunding the deposit. I am sure that these are only a small portion of the people scammed by this business as most just give up and accept the loss.

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#1 UPDATE EX-employee responds


AUTHOR: Jjeffers - (USA)

I Justin Jeffers was never a paid employee or owner of this company or any compnay affialted with Jim Tatler.  He was my uncle who I trusted and was learing a trade from. My mother, his sister died and I went to live with him thining it would be a good experinced.  Instead  I was influenced in a negative way.  He used my information to open accounts, order equipment and has everything in my name.  I have judgements against me for all of this mess, my credit is ruined all while he had his "stepmother"buy him a new building. with a new business name to start fresh.  If anyone has any further information to clear my name please contact me.  Thank you. 

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#2 Author of original report

Contact: Office of the Arizona Attorney General

AUTHOR: Walt - ()

You can Email:

Fax:  520 628 6532

Mail: 400 West Congress, S-BLDG, Suite 315, Tucson, AZ85701

Always RE: CIC 12-06495

Also Contact Phoenix BBB and make a report.Remember none of this will be sure to get your money back.

These guys are professional con artists, Their primary job is to steel money. All of the pictures, web sights and promises are part of the SCAM. They know how to hide assets, avoid summons, avoid court ordered payments, and stay one step ahead of the law.

There have always been snake oil salesmen. They get some one to vouch for them and make it look real but there is nothing there.

When you go to a place of business during working hours and the door is locked, the windows are blackened out and there is razer wire all around. That should be a warning.

If this was a legitimate business and they had not had a chance to build your trailer in a reasonable time and had not done any work They would be glad to refund your deposit.

Be sure to Email, Mail and or FAX your statement and documents to the list above and reference the CIC # and ask for a confirmation.

The state is overwelmed with cases like this and it takes some time to shut them down, but with your help and others we will get it done.....Walt
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#3 Consumer Comment

I too was ripped off by these scam artists

AUTHOR: Mike - ()

Thanks Walt , I too was scammed by these guys, let me know how to proceed with you. I gave them 3k for nothing ever done and have tons of information and emails from trailerworx-Jim Allen
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#4 REBUTTAL Owner of company


AUTHOR: Justin - (USA)

Your not worth my time Walt.

Class action law suit?  Great...a few deadbeats like you with signed contracts. Perfect.
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#5 Author of original report

AZ Class Action

AUTHOR: Walt - (USA)

James Allen Tatler, I am glad you like my hats they are fun. Thank You Don and Thanks to all that have filed complaints with the AZ Attorney General.  If you have not filed a complaint yet please do so to:  Subject RE: 12-06495 I have checked and the complaints are getting to the attorney handling the case. The complaints can come from any of the web sites  James runs;, , , , , , . They are also checking complaints on Ripoff report/cmgangways, Leanning , and .

They wrote a letter to the Arizona Attorney General and Pheonix BBB stating that they had not cut any aluminum and would make payments to refund my deposit.  They made two payment totaling $350.00. The balance due of $1568.00 I probably will never get, just like all of the other complaints. This in no longer a single complaint but the way they do business. This work with the AZ Attorney Generals office  may make it so they can not do business in AZ 

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#6 Consumer Comment

Custom Trailer Builds

AUTHOR: GN - (United States of America)

I can tell you the pictures of trailers on their web site are real trailers that they built.  The trailer they built for me is posted on their site.  It's also nice that they post updated photos on their Facebook site, so you can see the progress of your trailer as it's being built.  I've realized through my experience that custom trailers can take a lot of work to build, unless you just want something real basic. 

My trailer had many unique things that made the build more complex, but Trailerworx was able to do it.  The key with any custom build to avoid delays is understanding what it is you want "before" placing the order, documenting it via a drawing or picture so they clearly know what to build, and then not doing any major changes after the build starts.  Being wishy washy and/or changing up what you want mid-stream will just cause confusion and delays.
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#7 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Walt wiedman is a crazed lunatic needing geritol doses

AUTHOR: Justin - (United States of America)

This guy Walt wears a hat that is glued together with white fake hair..He is a one man freak show.Walt orders a custom trailer and changes his mind several times. Walt is in need of severe medication.

This fellow Walt was jumping up and down in the parking lot like a complete idiot. I had several customers laughing at what a googan he was acting like. This guy Walt thinks these trailers are simply pulled off the shelf....As far as the trailer pictures not being our builds your kidding your self Walt. Come on down to our 20000 sqft shop and see every trailer or projects is unique and hand built...amongst many other projects...Hey Walt you seem disturbed because Gary a true gentleman loved his custom are far out numbered Walt...Our good far far out wieghs the few idiots we being the worst. Get a hobby. and let people do thier job. A little info Walt. be prepared in the very near future for a major lawsuit. Y ou have what is headed your way. You change your mind like we change our socks...Talk is cheap and you are a is Walt.
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#8 Author of original report

CMGangways, Trailerworx A Scam

AUTHOR: Walt - (USA)

I am glad that you got your trailer you are one in one hundred. All the others pay a deposit and never see a product. It looks good on the internet but it is all a scam. James Allen Tatler spends all his time working his internet sights and seldom builds anything. He posts pictures but that is not his work.

The AZ business is not in James Allen Tatler name because he cannot get a business lic. He is a convicted felon in CT and started the business in AZ under his nephew Justin Jeffers, but the business practice is the same and soon will move again.

The Arizona Attorney Generals office is still working on and collecting complaints about CMGANGWAYS, TRAILER WORX and other sights he uses. Any complaints can be added to the ongoing case : CIC 12-06494. They will soon see an audit that will disclose unpaid Federal and AZ Taxes. Mary Ann Mazza has been trying to (cook the Books) but I don't think the Feds will be fooled. When convicted Justin goes to jail and James is off to start again.
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#9 Consumer Comment

Happy with my Trailer

AUTHOR: GN - (United States of America)

I purchased and received a utility trailer from TrailerWorx to haul my UTV/ATV's. The company is a custom manufacturer, so it can take longer since every trailer is unique to the customer needs. Also, the company was growing so fast (which is a good problem to have) that they had to move to a larger facility in Phx, so got a little backed up on orders.  Their trailers are the highest quality and well built. It can take longer, but it's worth the wait and they will get the job done to your exact specs.  I'm definitely happy with my trailer.
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