Report: #1013322

Complaint Review: LBS Tax Service

  • Submitted: Tue, February 12, 2013
  • Updated: Wed, February 13, 2013
  • Reported By: jjay555 — bradenton Florida United States of America
  • LBS Tax Service
    1933 Northgate Blvd
    Sarasota, Florida
    United States of America

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You would think that a black own tax service franchise would to take pride in providing the best service to its people where the public trusts is a number one priority. Yet, instead they prey on low income African Americans including Latinos and anyone else who is foolish enough to go to them for their services charging individuals high exorbitant fees to file their taxes.  "LBS" #1 excuse for every situation is that every LBS tax office is independently own and operated. In other words, theyre not at fault if you got screwed. Every owner ultimate goal is to get a 1000 clients and charge a minimum of $500 to make half a million dollars to open up more office with the same goals in mind. The company hires people from craigslist offering them high hopes that they will become tax preparers and make lots of money by doing some sales and marketing, but what they fail to tell you is that you will be used for a couple days for free labor. In which you will distribute fliers or business cards, or try to talk to individuals to get them to come to the office, and in the last minute they will let you go, and say that you didnt make the cut They call this term free bands the reality is that if you dont want to get screwed by this franchise stay away from them. They dont care whether youre a client or an employee, everyone seems to have a me first mentally Especially the owners, its ashamed that LBS is giving itself a bad name from the start, because this only fuels stereotypes, but then again, what would I know?
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#1 Author of original report

not everyone

AUTHOR: jjay555 - (United States of America)

Not everyone within the organization is bad, ill admit that the founders and overall their corporate office only sees dollar signs, but my experiences provoke me to write about what can be avoided to begin with... But I won't keep my arms cross , eventually the competition will run them out of buisness.... That I can guarantee it...
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#2 General Comment

I am Black and Blacks Prey On Each Other Too!

AUTHOR: Jack - (United States of America)

What you stated is correct. Have you ever heard of Mo Money Taxes? It was a black company started in Memphis, TN by about 3 young black men. In a few years the company had grown and spread. They then jacked up ALL the fees to unbelievable rates and took complete advantage of the good will they had raised in the poor black community.

They started to CHEAT the people charging people several hundred dollars to over a thousand dollars to do a simple tax form! The kind I can do in about 15 minutes!!!

The people were so gullible. They looked at them and assumed because they have black skin they could be trusted. But oh no.. These black men were preying on their own people!! Go to YouTube and google Mo Money taxes and you will see the fallout. They were driven out of business. Investigated by the FBI and IRS and took so many people's money and I fault BLACK FOLKS for letting themselves be RAILROADED against.

If you have ever lived in a black city as I have (I've lived in several) you will understand that this type of predatory behavior by blacks towards blacks goes on ALL THE TIME and is the reason we have so much POVERTY and CRIME in our neighborhoods.

Now Marcus Granberry, the Mo Money Founder and CHIEF THIEF has started "YET ANOTHER"!!! Tax company. The money flows. The fees are RIDICULOUS. Downright LOAN SHARKING FEES. This is why so many Tax Companies are popping up ALL OVER THE BLACK COMMUNITY. In every hole, every nook and cranny, someone is starting a tax business.

I have heard about LBS and I too believe they are PREDATORS. Especially if they are being ran by BLacks. It hurts me to say that as I too am black but it is the truth. I have seen how MY PEOPLE treat MY PEOPLE.
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