Had car towed by HOA. I have all of what I am about to post recorded on video at their location. Martin asked that I bring CASH ONLY (when VC section 22658 (k) clearly states any tow company must offer Credit card or cash payments) When we pointed this out to us he told us to leave his property. Then we told him we are aware of the law and where going to call the police, Suddenly he was willing to work with us again but still Only Cash. After we payed the cash(were forced to if I didn't want extra fees or wait another day for my car). Basically we were strong armed into 305 cash to get the car. Even after getting the car there was damage to the inside from where the tow driver had broken in to the car.
On top of all of this once I got the car back and told Martin because I knew my rights I would file to collect legal damages for forcing to pay cash. He then got out of his truck came across the street forcefully and yelled I know where you live.
He also told the clients there before us how to defraud there insurance company and get reimbursed for the towing. There car had been towed for being in a parking lot over night after a (Again every statement I made is true sand I have live video shot at his offices to prove every bit of it).
Below is a copy of the state law available at
(k) (1) A person operating or in charge of a storage facility where vehicles are stored pursuant to this section shall accept a valid bank credit card or cash for payment of towing and storage by a registered owner, the legal owner, or the owner's agent claiming the vehicle. A credit card shall be in the name of the person presenting the card. ""Credit card"" means ""credit card"" as defined in subdivision (a) of Section 1747.02 of the Civil Code, except, for the purposes of this section, credit card does not include a credit card issued by a retail seller.
(2) A person described in paragraph (1) shall conspicuously display, in that portion of the storage facility office where business is conducted with the public, a notice advising that all valid credit cards and cash are acceptable means of payment.
(3) A person operating or in charge of a storage facility who refuses to accept a valid credit card or who fails to post the required notice under paragraph (2) is guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of not more than two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500), or by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than three months, or by both that fine and imprisonment.
(4) A person described in paragraph (1) who violates paragraph (1) or (2) is civilly liable to the registered owner of the vehicle or the person who tendered the fees for four times the amount of the towing and storage charges.
*****IN THE NEXT 2 or 3 DAYS I WILL BE POSTING ALL MY VIDEOS OF MARTIN AND HIS (what I call) Shady Business Practices. I will post those links here.
(about 5 total videos, had to keep starting and stopping on my phone)
This is the 1st uploaded video of Martin of Double r Towing helping the two guys in front of us on how to Defraud their insurance company.
We are also filing in small claims on Tuesday for the not accepting C\c (we should get 4x the 305.00) per the law listed above. We will post with the updates as they happen.