Clear Creek Consulting / Liars and Thieves
I talked to these people in October about my outstanding debt with the IRS and the State of California Franchise Tax board. In our discussions they were adamant that they would be able to significantly reduce the amount owed. They would also be able to stop the current garnishing of my paycheck by the state.
I paid them up front, which was a major mistake, as 6 months later, they accomplished nothing. They continually asked for more money, claiming that my 'retainer' was empty. Apparently, them calling me asking for more money all the time was expensive.
I ended up paying my entire debt to the state, including all interest and penalties. This was in spite of the fact they thought it would be an open and shut case, to get the interest and penalties abated. I would have been happy with a partial abatement. Not $1 of valuable work was done by these liars.
To make matters worse, they debited my checking account for $3000 without my authorization.
Steer clear of liars and thieves.