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Complaint Review: The Law Offices Of Roni Lynn Deutch

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  • Submitted: Thu, April 15, 2004
  • Updated: Mon, June 25, 2012

  • Reported By:Las Vegas Nevada
The Law Offices Of Roni Lynn Deutch
4366 Auburn Blvd. Sacramento, California United States of America

The Law Offices Of Roni Lynn Deutch ripoff Sacramento California

*Consumer Suggestion: Here's Some Free Information

*Consumer Suggestion: Tax Repayments ..the ads you see on TV are too good to be true

*Consumer Comment: Did you really believe Roni Lynn Deutch

*Consumer Comment: Federal Lawsuit - Roni Lynn Deutch Ripoff - advertisements are used to mislead reasonable consumers into believing that Roni Deutch can settle delinquent tax obligations for less than the full amount owed.

*Author of original report: took these people 11 days to process an electronic payment transfer

*Author of original report: took these people 11 days to process an electronic payment transfer

*Author of original report: took these people 11 days to process an electronic payment transfer

*Author of original report: took these people 11 days to process an electronic payment transfer

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Why do the complaints mount?

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On 3/8/04,we contacted the offices of Roni Lynn Deutch for assistance with our tax problem. We laid out the situation in detail, over the phone. We spoke to several people, Kerri Voss, Lori Valier, and Ashley. During the multiple phone calls, we provided extensive financial information.

At the conclusion of two days of conversation with these people, we came to an agreement. Roni Lynn Deutch would submit an "Offer in Compromise" in the amount of $420.00. (Our tax debt is in excess of $62,000.00.)

We agreed to pay a total of $3,900.00 for this service. Down payment of $500.00 was required to be wired immediately, and it was wired on 3/10/04. The installment payments of $340.00 were due on the 11th of each month for 10 months. A few days later we received a packet of paperwork that required even more detailed, personal financial information, which was required to be sent via Federal Express at our expense ($16.99). We received yet another request for even more personal financial information, which also was required to be sent via Federal Express at our expense ($18.99).

On 4/8/04, we received a phone call from Scott, who stated that our installment of $340.00 was due on 4/11/04. Scott stated that mailing a check was unacceptable because there is a five-day delay between our location and theirs. He insisted that the money be wired to them or that I authorize an electronic transfer directly from my account. I gave him the information necessary for the electronic transfer. I also told him that he was making it highly inconvenient to make payments. He said that he knew that, but this was a Federal matter, and they took it very seriously.

When I got home from work that very evening, the Offer in Compromise was sent DHL, and was sitting in my mailbox. Obviously, Scott knew that this offer would arrive that day and wanted payment before I saw the Offer in Compromise in the amount of $48,381.00 - more than 115 times the amount we agreed upon, which was $420.00. I sent a letter to the Attention of Shannon Ahlstrom at the Law Offices of Roni Lynn Deutch on 4/8/04, return receipt requested, firing them as my legal counsel.

I also called my bank to put a stop payment on my account, and against any fees that office tried to charge to my account. In addition, a copy of that letter has been sent to several authorities, both here in Nevada and in California. This company made many promises. They told us they would settle our account with the IRS for $420.00. They promised us that my income would have no bearing on the case for two reasons:

1. The debt originated in 1988, nine years prior to our marriage:

2. We always filed separate returns, so I never assumed responsibility for Mike's tax debt. They promised that they would eliminate all penalties and interest. They told us that my wages were not in danger of being garnished.

The original debt that multiplied to a nightmare was $12,692.00. This company has failed us on all of the promises made to us. My wages are in danger of being garnished, according to Scott, it is a remote possibility. The penalties and interest have not been erased. My income DOES have a bearing on the debt.

The amount offered has multiplied, in direct conflict with our agreement. Desperate people such as ourselves need to research more thoroughly before responding to an ad on TV or the yellow pages. We also need to address our complaints with such companies with the proper authorities.

The Better Business Bureau of both states; the State Bar Associations; the Department of Justice, Public Inquiry Unit; the State Bureau of Consumer Protection, Office of the Attorney General, Telemarketing, Securities and Deceptive Trade Practices.

When enough people contact these authorities, an investigation may put a stop to the shady business practices of companies that take advantage of people such as us. Those of us who have been victimized by these predators have an obligation to make others aware of these ripoffs. In addition, we recently bought a large motorhome which is the size of a billboard (we owe more than it is worth)and have the contacts to create a banner advertising the BAD name of the Law Offices of Roni Lynn Deutch, and of how we were ripped off. "We can settle your IRS problems for pennies on the dollar, .99 cents on the dollar. You do all of the work. We will do nothing but demand information and money." If this company has actually helped some people, God bless them. As far as we are concerned, this company made promises that it had no intention of keeping. Indeed, I do not think this company is capable of helping any but those that do not have an IRS nightmare.

Jeannette Las Vegas, Nevada
U.S.A.

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#1 Consumer Suggestion

Here's Some Free Information

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

I work for a firm called ((REDACTED))

sorry, allowing you to give a competitors name would instigate others to just file against their competition, to only come back later to suggest their company your comments on this policy are welcome! CLICK here to see why Rip-off Report, as a matter of policy, deleted either a phone number, link or e-mail address from this Report.

Consultants that does the same general work as Roni Lynn Deutsch. With that said, I do not want this to come off as an advertisement of any sort. But as an insider on this industry, I hope to give out some free tips.

In response to "A - Some Where in TX" who says "Did you really think that a debt of 60K+ was going to be settled for 420? You must have been hallucinating.",

let me just say our firm has done things like this. Specifically, settled a $30,000 debt for $100. But this was a RARE case, and people are right when they say that this person probably only had $100 to their name.

What I wanted to suggest is that people visit our company website because we have a lot of free guides that you can download and actually learn how the Offer in Compromise program works, among other options. This information is absolutely free -- no obligation whatsoever. Our website address is (((REDACTED)))

I don't know if the editor will let us put our website up like this, but I really recommend the guides to anyone looking to solve their tax problems. I hate to hear these stories -- people in these situations are in a tough spot as it is, they don't need to be worrying about their representative too. At the same time, I understand if we don't want this to become a forum for free advertising.

Hope this helps.
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#2 Consumer Suggestion

Tax Repayments ..the ads you see on TV are too good to be true

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

Most of the time, the ads you see on TV are too good to be true, kind of like the ones that promise to clean up your credit report legally. They can't do that and neither can Roni Deutch help with tax relief. I have been in situations where I have had to set up a repayment plan to the IRS and it's really the best solution, since the unpaid taxes do show up on your credit report. But I do agree with one previous writer who mentioned the Fair Tax. It would eliminate the IRS and needing to worry about paying taxes each year. Please read The Fair Tax Book and help get America educated on this bill that is awaiting passage in Washington, DC!
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#3 Consumer Comment

Did you really believe Roni Lynn Deutch

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

Did you really think that a debt of 60K+ was going to be settled for 420? You must have been hallucinating.
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On May 18, 2005, Newman & Associates, P.C. ("Newman") filed a lawsuit against the Law Offices of Roni Lynn Deutch and Roni Lynn Deutch in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (Case No. 05-CV-4789). The case has been assigned to the Honorable Miriam Goldman Cederbaum, who was the judge in the Martha Stewart case.



In the Complaint, Newman alleges that Roni Deutch's advertisements such as "pay the IRS $20"; "settle for pennies on the dollar" and "pay the IRS nothing" are false, misleading and deceptive.



Newman alleges that these advertisements are used to mislead reasonable consumers into believing that Roni Deutch can settle delinquent tax obligations for less than the full amount owed.



Newman also alleges that the misleading advertisements induce reasonable consumers into contacting Roni Deutch and once contacted, through a combination of false statements and deceptive acts, taxpayers are induced into engaging Roni Deutch and paying Roni Deutch substantial fees.



If you are a current employee, ex-employee or ex-customer of Roni Deutch and have information as to Roni Lynn Deutch's business practices please contact the lead attorney, Randall S. Newman. His contact information is as follows:



Randall S. Newman, Esq.

80 Wall Street, Suite 815

New York, NY 10005

(212) 797-3737

Fax: (917) 591-3304

rnewman@taxatty.net

www.taxatty.net
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#5 Author of original report

took these people 11 days to process an electronic payment transfer

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

On 4/15/04, we received additional correspondence from rld. One of the documents listed 26 different documents that were to be saved for them. (By the way, it only took 2 days to arrive at Las Vegas from Sacramento, NOT five days.)



As I stated in my original complaint, I placed a stop-payment on the electronic transfer Scott insisted on, 4/9/04. On 4/19/04, Scott phoned my husband AT WORK, making threats, and stated that "You better have your ducks in a row."



I thought it was illegal to harrass people on the phone, especially at their place of employment.



It took these people 11 days to process an electronic payment transfer. I wonder how long it will take them to process the letter that dismissed them as my legal counsel,demanded a full refund of all monies, and the return of all personal financial information.



As far as I know, this is stil the U.S.A., and I can hire and fire anyone I choose.



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#6 Author of original report

took these people 11 days to process an electronic payment transfer

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

On 4/15/04, we received additional correspondence from rld. One of the documents listed 26 different documents that were to be saved for them. (By the way, it only took 2 days to arrive at Las Vegas from Sacramento, NOT five days.)



As I stated in my original complaint, I placed a stop-payment on the electronic transfer Scott insisted on, 4/9/04. On 4/19/04, Scott phoned my husband AT WORK, making threats, and stated that "You better have your ducks in a row."



I thought it was illegal to harrass people on the phone, especially at their place of employment.



It took these people 11 days to process an electronic payment transfer. I wonder how long it will take them to process the letter that dismissed them as my legal counsel,demanded a full refund of all monies, and the return of all personal financial information.



As far as I know, this is stil the U.S.A., and I can hire and fire anyone I choose.



Attention: Telleroftruth: Thank you, and keep up the good work!
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#7 Author of original report

took these people 11 days to process an electronic payment transfer

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

On 4/15/04, we received additional correspondence from rld. One of the documents listed 26 different documents that were to be saved for them. (By the way, it only took 2 days to arrive at Las Vegas from Sacramento, NOT five days.)



As I stated in my original complaint, I placed a stop-payment on the electronic transfer Scott insisted on, 4/9/04. On 4/19/04, Scott phoned my husband AT WORK, making threats, and stated that "You better have your ducks in a row."



I thought it was illegal to harrass people on the phone, especially at their place of employment.



It took these people 11 days to process an electronic payment transfer. I wonder how long it will take them to process the letter that dismissed them as my legal counsel,demanded a full refund of all monies, and the return of all personal financial information.



As far as I know, this is stil the U.S.A., and I can hire and fire anyone I choose.



Attention: Telleroftruth: Thank you, and keep up the good work!
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#8 Author of original report

took these people 11 days to process an electronic payment transfer

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

On 4/15/04, we received additional correspondence from rld. One of the documents listed 26 different documents that were to be saved for them. (By the way, it only took 2 days to arrive at Las Vegas from Sacramento, NOT five days.)



As I stated in my original complaint, I placed a stop-payment on the electronic transfer Scott insisted on, 4/9/04. On 4/19/04, Scott phoned my husband AT WORK, making threats, and stated that "You better have your ducks in a row."



I thought it was illegal to harrass people on the phone, especially at their place of employment.



It took these people 11 days to process an electronic payment transfer. I wonder how long it will take them to process the letter that dismissed them as my legal counsel,demanded a full refund of all monies, and the return of all personal financial information.



As far as I know, this is stil the U.S.A., and I can hire and fire anyone I choose.



Attention: Telleroftruth: Thank you, and keep up the good work!
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#9 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Why do the complaints mount?

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

Well, well, well, why pray tell do the complaints mount and the results are never talked about folks? What happened to such a great place to work with Roni caring so much about the clients and will even work for them for "FREE". Then why are all trhese people complaining, and why does Greg, or Matt NOT say they took care of someone for free.



I tell you the woman on the T.V. Commercial is a "Shill" and Roni NEVER settled her tax debt for 20 dollars, she did however settle on for 20 dollars to an elderly couple who only had 20 dollars to their name. Were they not appealing enough for the "boob" tube?



Roni, you have a mountain of people complaining and an even greater mountain getting refunds from you, it's way past time to put the brakes on the "Tax Directors", Scott and his Gestapo tactics, Steve with his insulting and "hammering" of potential clients, and all the other people who shift blame from themselves to the client who spent their "Hard" earned money to come to you for help.



I have said it many times over on this web site, you are NOT into helping people, you are into MONEY, thats why the ground breaking soon for the new building......and .... the higher goal each month for the "Tax Directors" it's all about YOU.



Get a grip on yourself come down off of you high horse (or office scooter) stop being so pompus and think about your clients instead of Hawaii, Las Vegas, Golf, Baseball, the newest cars, or whatever other "BullCorn" permeates your thoughts.



You have a great product, you just need to know how to be there for someone (clients) like they have obviously been there for you and yours all these years.
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