Report: #542925


  • Submitted: Mon, December 21, 2009
  • Updated: Sat, May 17, 2014
  • Reported By: Jaison — Hilton Head Is. South Carolina United States of America
    8383 Wilshire Blvd.,Suite 900
    Beverly Hills, California
    United States of America

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I had an issue with the IRS that was my own fault. I didn't file for two years and it caught up with me. I had thought because I had taken losses for those years I could wait and file latter. The IRS wanted over $400k from me for stock sales which were all at a loss but since I hadn't filed they didn't know I didn't profit from the sales. I know better now but unfortunately only after being ripped off by Joe Benfatti and American Tax Relief.

When Joe Benfatti answered the phone he expressed concern and urgency. It was all a ruse in order to get me to give him two credit card instalments totaling $7000. He asssured me that American Tax Relief was the best at these sort of cases and I had nothing to worry about. Before Joe Benfatti took my money for services he had no intention of providing I had just gotten my credit cards paid of, my credit was growing and things were going ok other than the tax problem. Now, because of American Tax Relief and Joe Benfatti, I am still trying to claw my way out of the hole they put me in. My credit is ruined and I am on the verge of losing my house. I have a wife and four kids, we may be on the street. These people do not care about the lives they ruin, only the money they get. They, ATR and Joe Benfatti, never did a single thing on my taxes. They lied to me every time I called them. They lied and said they never received my faxes, any of them.

The amazing thing about it is the issue was an easy fix. My mom, who knows nothing about taxes, worked on my taxes since Joe Benfatti and ATR were not going to do a thing. She got my problem fixed and instead of me being in debt to the IRS for over $400,000 they owed me money. They obviously never even looked at my case or they would've easily been able to help and earn the $7000 Joe Benfatti stole from me. DO NOT USE AMERICAN TAX RELIEF and if you hear the name JOE BENFATTI involved with a business you are considering using DO NOT, HE IS A CROOK!!



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#1 REBUTTAL Individual responds

Phony Review Never Work For America Tax Relief in 2009

AUTHOR: South Bay Investor - (USA)

End of story . One big phony review from a competitor...  

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#2 REBUTTAL Individual responds

Joseph Benfatt Has Never Worked For America Tax in 2009 (Phony Review)

AUTHOR: South Bay Investor - (USA)

Phone Review End Of Story . 

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#3 Consumer Comment

Phone Review , Anonymous , No Such Person

AUTHOR: Joseph - ()

Phoney Review , Annonymus , Person Does Not

Exisist .

Phone Review Wriiten By Aneither Company To

Discredit My Good Name.

They Are Jealous , They Are Cowards Using Phony


Ask For Documented Proff , They Can't Provide

That Over The Years Because It Never Happened .

Tell Everybody Your Real Name, My Attorney Has A

Lawsuit Waiting For You.We Just Need A Real

Name To Put On It And A Address.

And Then You Can Explain It To The Judge. How

About That.

Get A Life , I Have One...


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#4 REBUTTAL Individual responds

i hear ya jaison

AUTHOR: bret123 - ()

it sounds just like my case without the money lol....we shoukd talk bud

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#5 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Stop Using My Name Josph Benfatti

AUTHOR: josebe77 - (USA)

First All People Let's Get It Right. Number One , I Left That Company In The Beginging  of 2005 . I Was Working Somewhere Else. Let's Get The Proff Its Me Are Shut Up. Supply Any Documents That Shows I Was Even Working There At The Time. Suppy Documentation With My Name On Any Forms , Doc's, Sales Forms.Just Find My Name Somewhere or Shut Up. I Want Your Name Because My Attorneys Are Going After The People Who Started This Complaint. 

Joseph Benfatti 

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#6 Author of original report

Really? Nice try..

AUTHOR: Jaison - (United States of America)

Look, you have no reason to even be here looking to see if there is dirt on you unless you're worried something will come up. Don't try the "they must have used my name" crap. Joe Benfatti is a scum bag and a crook and I will do everything in my power to make sure everyone knows it. You really want anyone to believe that a company pulled a name like Joe Benfatti out of the air and used it to rip people off? Come on. You also think everyone reading this is so dimwitted that they are going to believe you found out that American Tax Relief used your name to steal from people and all you have to say is "call the company"? Really? That's the best you can come up with? I know what I would do if I just found out some con-artist's were using my name to ruin peoples lives. I'd do what most any honest person would do. I'm not going to tell you what I'd do because I can't have you out there acting like something you are not. You are an incredibly horrible, dishonest person. I do want my $7000 back, but as you well know I can't get it because you and American Tax Relief won't give it back to me based on lies you all created in order to do no work and keep peoples money. My hope is that I can save at least one honest, hardworking family man or woman from every giving American Tax Relief or anyone with the name Joe Benfatti any of their money. I'm not going to stop with just this report either. I'm currently in the process of building my own website dedicated to making sure that anyone who visits my site will never be a victim of ATR or you. It's not going to be like this site, not for any scam business or person. It's going to focus on just American Tax Relief and you, Joe Benfatti. Your thieving days will soon be over, at least lessened.
Oh yeah I wanted to ask you a couple things; How do you sleep? Do you have kids, if so how can you try to raise them right and be such a scumbag? And last but not least. How would you feel if someone did this to your mom or (if you have any) kids?
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#7 UPDATE EX-employee responds

American Tax 542925

AUTHOR: josebe77 - (USA)

Once again some body is using my name , call the owners get your money back . I don't work there .
Joseph Benfatti
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#8 Author of original report

Joe Benfatti IS a crook

AUTHOR: Jaison - (United States of America)

I don't know who the person is that wrote the rebuttal but the fact remains that a person named Joe Benfatti stole $7000 from me and my family. This happened to us several years ago so the person who wrote the rebuttal as an ex-employee can't possibly want anyone to believe it wasn't him. I have googled Joe Benfatti, and recommend to everyone to do the same, and have found one who lists tax relief solutions as a past career. Unfortunatly for anyone sharing the name Jos Benfatti the name is soiled and stinks of scam. Do not do business with anyone with that name or any business that has him in their employ, as it is obvious he will not come out of the woods and admit what he has done to honest and hard working families. To Joe Benfatti $7000 may not be a big deal, but to a guy like me with a wife and kids to feed it is a ton of money!! 
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#9 UPDATE EX-employee responds

America Tax Relief

AUTHOR: josebe77 - (USA)

I am not a employee of American Tax Relief # 542925, I feel bad for their clients. but its very clear that someone has been using my name.
The Real Joseph Benfatti
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