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Complaint Review: 1800Accountant llc - Nationwide

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  • 1800Accountant llc Nationwide USA

1800Accountant llc, thetaxclub.com, corporatetaxnetwork.com, mytaxservice.com 1800Accountant.com SCAM 366 Madison Avenue 10th Floor, New York, NY 10017 Nationwide

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PUBLIC NOTICE : Before you sign up with "any" service affiliated within this company's complicating web of around "65" related businesses (including but not limited to : "The Tax Club" / "1800Accountant.com" / "Corporate Tax Network" / "Manhattan Professional Group" / "All Access Books" / "Vital Payroll" / just to name a few) - please do your research! You will find that it is not worth whatever it is they are offering. 

For a complete list of all the DBAs (Doing Business As) for this company please follow the links below on the Federal Trade Commissions website where they talk about the $200 million dollar lawsuit against this company and all the schemes they and their affiliates were and probably still are involved in. 

A) https://www.ftc.gov/enforcement/cases-proceedings/122-3071/tax-club-inc-et-al 
B) https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/press-releases/2013/01/ftc-new-york-florida-attorneys-general-charge-tax-clubs 
C) https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/press-releases/2014/06/defendants-who-allegedly-took-millions-consumers-trying-launch-or 

The FTC, State of Florida, and the State of New York won the lawsuit and the people that started these companies lost everything they owned. As comforting as that sounds, beware that many of the affiliate companies (like 1800Accountant.com, etc...) are still conducting business. Each of the affiliate companies slowly merged all of their employees and remaining clients together (whoever was dumb enough to stick around like myself) into a select few companies they felt they could get away with operating under. What makes this scary is that while these companies look like they are big with a lot of employees - the reality is they are not that big at all. For the companies that I'm a member of all share just one supervisor by the name of Kyle. With such a small amount of employees, you know everyone was aware of all the bad business practices that took place. A lot of it was telemarketing schemes so most of the remaining employees today had to have been willing participants in such schemes. Unfortunately only the people that started these companies were named in the lawsuit. Nothing will change until an outside company (not affiliated with the network of bad companies this company is apart of) comes in and replaces "all" of the previous employees which are still in control today. My advice is to stay away from this network of bad companies or at the very least wait until new management, but make sure to research the "new" company first. 

MY COMPLAINT/ISSUE : I joined a couple of these companies and at the time I did not know what I was getting myself into. Now looking back and having done my research, I realize I'm very lucky compared to the other more common horror stories that I have read online. 

In short, the following is a brief history of my relationship with these companies and why I'm submitting this BBB complaint. 

1) purchased the Auctions For Income package (*which they sold my personal info).
2) got a unsolicited call from PMI (Professional Marketing International) & paid $12,000 for coaching and website.
3) the website was part of a company called Stores Online & My eBiz.
4) was referred to Advantage Corporation Services - paid $1,295 to file my business + $49.95 monthly for mail forwarding.
5) got a unsolicited call from The Tax Club - purchased "Tax Saver Membership" for $2,018 to *retain a $19.95 monthly fee.
6) got a unsolicited call from Corporate Record Pro - paid $149.95 to *retain a $6.95 monthly fee.
7) got a unsolicited call from The Tax Club - purchased "Vital Payroll MPG" for $1,349.
8) got a unsolicited call from The Tax Club - purchased "Vital Payroll MPG *LIFETIME FREE" for another $1,349.
9) got a unsolicited call from The Tax Club - purchased "All Access Books Bookkeeping" for $2,395 to *retain a $99 quarterly fee. 

Setup fees grand total = $20,555 + $109.85 total monthly fees going forward. 

Now, fast forwarding to today : 

a) Corporate Record Pro closed its doors in early 2014 without warning - we lost all of our company minutes.
b) The Tax Club turned into Corporate Tax Network which turned into 1800Accountant.com.
c) The Corporate Tax Network & 1800Accountant.com raised our "Tax Saver Membership" to $39.95 (doubling the original fee which we paid $2,018 to *retain a $19.95 monthly fee)
d) The Corporate Tax Network & 1800Accountant.com raised our "All Access Books Bookkeeping" to $99 per month - not quarterly (tripling the original fee which we paid $2,395 to *retain a $99 quarterly fee)
e) I have been waiting over "6 MONTHS" for the Corporate Tax Network & 1800Accountant.com to re-setup our lifetime free payroll which I paid $1,349 + another $1,349 for.
f) I have been waiting over "6 MONTHS" for the Corporate Tax Network & 1800Accountant.com to finish my 2014 tax returns.

For the past 6 months I have emailed & called THOUSANDS of times with no success. Nobody responds to my emails and when I call, it is the same exact story every time - they say they will take care of "it" and will get back to me.

So this company doubles and triples our monthly fees and in return refuses to provide the services paid for... Really?

I hope they resolve this sooner than later for their own sake because each day that goes by, I will continue to post negative reviews on every new website I come across that talks about these companies.

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