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Complaint Review: JK Harris Advisors

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  • Submitted: Mon, July 04, 2005
  • Updated: Sat, July 16, 2005

  • Reported By:Nashville Tennessee
JK Harris Advisors
4995 Lacross Road, Suite 2200 North Charleston, South Carolina U.S.A.

JK Harris & Co. JK Harris Advisors DO NOT HIRE JK HARRIS! They are scam artists taking advantage of those already down on their luck Ripoff North Charleston South Carolina

*Consumer Suggestion: WORDS OF ADVICE

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*Consumer Comment: More Evidence! JK Harris never even paid the IRS the $150.00

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JK Harris sold me lies after lies after lies and I feel as though I have no recourse. I hired them in Nov 2002 prior to many negative reports on the BBB or lawsuits. I didnt realize the company was only a few years old at the time. As of June 2005, I finally excepted that I have been totally scammed. I wanted to believe what they were selling me. Now 2 1/2 years later I owe roughly $17,000.00 more than when I hired them and I'm out my original $6000.00 I paid them!

First of all the company made fradualent claims and used extremely dishonest sales techniques in order to get me to sign on for $6000.00 on the spot. They claimed that as soon as I paid them and gave them power of attorney that my interest and penalties would stop accruing as they negotiated with the IRS. I rushed to get my paperwork done so they could FEDX it overnight! I didn't find out this was completely false until at least 6 months later. They also estimated that my total payment to the IRS could possibly be negotiated down to $3500.00.

Secondly, I had five advisors over the years with each one telling me knew lies and giving more false hope. Each advisor I had wasn't aware of my case until I called and called to get answers. I had to constantly send them paperwork that I had already sent because they couldn't find things in my file! It was impossible to get anyone on the phone. I had to keep tabs on them to know if anything was being done at all. That was not an easy task as I was yanked around from advisor to advisor.

According to my records, of the 31 months I was with them, for 15 MONTHS nothing was being done on my case! The actual work it took to put the Offer in Compromise (OIC) together was five months and the IRS had my case for ten months. So the rest of the time I was gaining interest on their watch and they didnt care in the least!

I was told all the changes in advisors was due to restructing of the company and I was asked to be patient. I was also encouraged all along by each advisor to continue with the process because they felt I had a really good case. Well, I have since learned that the IRS rarely excepts OIC's unless you have extraordinary circumstances. Basically if you have a job and own a house forget negotiating with them. Well from day one I never had extrordinary circumstances. I was never a good candidate!

Thirdly, the IRS sent a preliminary report rejecting my Offer in Compromise which by the way was almost three times the amount the sales guy estimated that I could offer. The advisor I had worked with was gee, surprise, no longer on my case and I was assigned a new one. After updating him once again and sending in more documents to support my case he said he was going to send them on to the IRS because he felt they should have accepted a particular item. I have no idea if he sent them anything at all and my case was finally rejected. That was 21 months after I hired JK Harris.

Lastly he felt confident that I should definately appeal my case because he felt that strongly that the IRS should have excepted this item. HE also claimed that in his experience when a case goes to the appeals process the IRS is much more lenient and just want to get a deal done. I was very concerned about this prospect. We talked in great length about it and what to expect. I felt much better that he believed we really had a strong case so I agreed for him to send it to Appeals. He told me that he would and that now it was in the hands of JK Harris lawyers and there was nothing we could now but be patient and wait.

So wait and wait I did. When I called to check in 4 months later a voice message tells me that I have yet again a new advisor! After leaving message after message, 3 months later I finally find my new advisor who knows nothing about our case! Eventually, I come to find out that my case was never sent to the Appeals and now it is to late!!!!

Talking with her supervisor I'm told that in their notes they were waiting for us to send them information! That is a blatant lie! Was anyone ever going to contact us if I hadn't? I asked who would be held accountable and what recourse did I have. She told me none. It's their word against mine. I beg to differ and I will do anything it takes to make sure they stop taking advantage of people who are already down on their luck!

I feel lucky that I am not financially ruined as Im sure others have been by them but it will take me decades now to pay off my huge debt. The strain and stress of it all has been very difficult on my family. I have asked for a refund at the very least but after all of this I certainly dont expect one from them. They know they have you because they know you cant pay for a fight against a million dollar company. They are the lowest slimiest thieves! Its so hard to believe that I believed in them for so long.

Dave
Nashville, Tennessee
U.S.A.

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#1 Consumer Suggestion

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AUTHOR: Scammed By JKH - (U.S.A.)

I have taken them to court, and of course they do not pay.

Contact your attorney general and file a complaint. File a suit againt the name of the salesperson, as the co-defendant, and JK Harris in small claims court. You need the name of the salesperson because after they do not pay, you can get a civil order of arrest on that person.

Also, find out every office they have in your state, and call the district courts that pertain to those towns and see if anyone else has filed a claim against them. Go to the court house (or call because many times they can give you the info over the phone) and get their names. Contact them (look them up on whitepages.com and find out the results of their case. If JKH didnt pay, send them a complaint form from the attorney generals office from your state, and have them send in a complaint form.

The more the better, working on that right now in Maine. Hopefully we will be as fruitful as Missouri.
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AUTHOR: Scammed By JKH - (U.S.A.)

I have taken them to court, and of course they do not pay.

Contact your attorney general and file a complaint. File a suit againt the name of the salesperson, as the co-defendant, and JK Harris in small claims court. You need the name of the salesperson because after they do not pay, you can get a civil order of arrest on that person.

Also, find out every office they have in your state, and call the district courts that pertain to those towns and see if anyone else has filed a claim against them. Go to the court house (or call because many times they can give you the info over the phone) and get their names. Contact them (look them up on whitepages.com and find out the results of their case. If JKH didnt pay, send them a complaint form from the attorney generals office from your state, and have them send in a complaint form.

The more the better, working on that right now in Maine. Hopefully we will be as fruitful as Missouri.
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AUTHOR: Scammed By JKH - (U.S.A.)

I have taken them to court, and of course they do not pay.

Contact your attorney general and file a complaint. File a suit againt the name of the salesperson, as the co-defendant, and JK Harris in small claims court. You need the name of the salesperson because after they do not pay, you can get a civil order of arrest on that person.

Also, find out every office they have in your state, and call the district courts that pertain to those towns and see if anyone else has filed a claim against them. Go to the court house (or call because many times they can give you the info over the phone) and get their names. Contact them (look them up on whitepages.com and find out the results of their case. If JKH didnt pay, send them a complaint form from the attorney generals office from your state, and have them send in a complaint form.

The more the better, working on that right now in Maine. Hopefully we will be as fruitful as Missouri.
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#4 Consumer Suggestion

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AUTHOR: Scammed By JKH - (U.S.A.)

I have taken them to court, and of course they do not pay.

Contact your attorney general and file a complaint. File a suit againt the name of the salesperson, as the co-defendant, and JK Harris in small claims court. You need the name of the salesperson because after they do not pay, you can get a civil order of arrest on that person.

Also, find out every office they have in your state, and call the district courts that pertain to those towns and see if anyone else has filed a claim against them. Go to the court house (or call because many times they can give you the info over the phone) and get their names. Contact them (look them up on whitepages.com and find out the results of their case. If JKH didnt pay, send them a complaint form from the attorney generals office from your state, and have them send in a complaint form.

The more the better, working on that right now in Maine. Hopefully we will be as fruitful as Missouri.
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#5 Consumer Comment

More Evidence! JK Harris never even paid the IRS the $150.00

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

I just found out from the IRS transcripts that JK Harris never even paid the IRS the $150.00 processing fee for my OIC. They told me that it was obvious that JK Harris hadn't planned on doing anymore work because if they don't pay the fee it will not even get processed!

Also the transcripts demonstrate that they only contacted the IRS once when they sent in my OIC and never again. The IRS requested for more information from me three times while they had my offer. I sent it all promptly to my advisor whom said he was sending it on to them by the deadlines. He never sent anything! They also never called or contacted them for the lien placed on my house as they said they would.

At least now I have documentation beyond my own to support my case against them. I am so disgusted. They are so slimy!
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