Report: #993550


  • Submitted: Tue, January 08, 2013
  • Updated: Mon, January 21, 2013
  • Reported By: Old Vendor — Sarasota Florida United States of America
    1933 Northgate Blvd
    Sarasota, Florida
    United States of America

LBS TAX SERVICE /SARASOTA Florida Junelle Pierre Fake Company !!! They Will Scam You !!! Sarasota, Florida

*UPDATE Employee: LBS Tas preparation - Legitimate Business, victim of Angry Predatory Craigslist Scammer

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LBS Tax Services sends their employees out to "Market" themselves illegally. They send their employees to apartment complexes where it is clearly stated NO Trespassing and NO Soliciting. They tell their employees to stay away from the leasing offices as to not get caught or they can be arrested. Employees are not allowed to knock on the doors but must leave a business card on ever door and car in sight. Even if the apartments have already been "hit" by other employees they are required to leave another card!  They also send their employees to stores to pretend to shop while in fact you are basically stalking the customers. The employees are told to stay away from the employees and management of the stores or else they can be arrested for breaking the law. 

LBS also claims that they only charge $75 do prepare taxes and then they tell you they will look up other forms to try and get you more money. [continued below]....
..... They do not just search for forms but use them anyways even if not needed and charge upwards of $100 per form. Most tax places will do a search and if they can't find one they will not charge for the form because it is of no help to the client. BUT LBS will still charge for the forms when no extra money is there! Instead of spending $75 for tax preparation clients are walking out having paid close to $1,000! 

They have had the city calling them about complaints and have been threatened will action but ignore it and continue to do this even though they know they are not supposed to. Once they have been reported they stop going to old locations as to not get caught and go out to new areas to start all over again! They tell the city and the police that they are not the ones leaving the cards but it is their previous clients who are doing it because they want to get paid extra cash for sending new clients in. 

Clients should NOT sign anything if they do not agree with it and CAN go somewhere else to file their taxes if they are not happy with any tax company! There is no obligation to pay if a client does not sign the paper work and wants a second opinion. 
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#1 UPDATE Employee

LBS Tas preparation - Legitimate Business, victim of Angry Predatory Craigslist Scammer

AUTHOR: TrebleDesignGroup - (United States of America)

I am a technology and marketing consultant to this organization and  an certify there is nothing ILLEGAL about their business and this is NOT a scam.  


Junelle Pierre LLC is a state registered Limited Liability company operating the LBS Tax preparation services of sarasota. look up Document Number    L12000077120 on  

This IRS certified and registered tax preparer is new to the Sarasota area. 

This Negative comment was posted by a Vendor named Rapid Marketing Intl. A craigslist marketing Predator.  They have other posted Complaints on RIPOFF this year  as seen here

This company has been reported for fraud, and steps will be takin to warn about their PREDATORY tactics on Craigslist in the Tampa, Sarasota area.

LBS does not charge any out of pocket fees for their services. They specifically state  that their preparation services BEGIN at $75 but will vary depending on how complex your tax situation is.

As you read this falsified report, there's a few questions to ask yourself starting with "If these claims are indeed true, how does this person know so many details about their marketing practices, their employees and even what the city is doing?" 

Clearly, these FALSE claims are all lies and have been written by a marketing company who was terminated on January 8th (the same day the report was written). It is the ONLY vendor we have hired since operating in the Sarasota area. They were hired to market for LBS instead they attempted defrauded LBS by taking the money and not delivering on their promises mutually agreed to with written contract. After various warnings of lack of performance Junelle Pierre terminated the company on January 8th which leads to the conclusion that they wrote this report out of anger that they were caught trying to defraud the company. 

There's nothing illegal about LBS's  marketing practices. They have a grassroots direct marketing philosophy where we go out into the community and speak to potential customers directly while handing out our business cards, flyers, etc. they participate in community events, and speak to any potential clients. The employees go out to market to customers as they are aware that direct marketing is the best format to reach new customers like any other company in existence.  LBS Tax Sarasota has never had any encounters with the police as mentioned in this false report. 

In addition to the various other false statements in this report, the statements about the fees are UNTRUE. Every client must sign their fee form as required by the IRS in addition to their authorization form to submit their taxes. If a client decides, they do not want to file their taxes after being given their free estimate, they have the option to walk away with absolutely no hassle. No client of LBS Tax Service - Sarasota has ever walked out with a $1000 fee. 



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