F.S.T.N. and SAFE TAX HELP, INC / FRAUD & MISREPRESENTATION
We paid $3, 500 in a retainer amount and $35 per month for OVER 2 1/2 years, while we were told they were "Working in it", and how "This is a lengthy process" and "we need some more time, these things take time.
Our "agents" Steve Radke (who represented himself as a tax attorney) and it turns out HE IS NOT, and Jerry Adams claimed to be working with the IRS and that I needed to keep on paying the $35.00 monthly fee to ensure that they would keep working with the IRS.
To our knowledge, they have not spoken to the IRS except to file the original POA form. From then on all they did was take our monthly payments and make excuses each time we called to inquire about their progress.
In August 2009 our personal home was liened. This was ridiculous! We had NO PERSONAL obligation in this matter, it was a business corporation tax matter. We called FSTN, they all of a sudden claimed that they had no idea why or how a lien could have been filed on our personal home and would look into having it removed. The excuses of "I can't find your file" and "we are working on having an appeal filed on your behalf" got old. The more we inquired, the ruder they became.
We subsequently hired a REAL tax attorney and met with the IRS. It turns out that not only were we NOT represented by FSTN/Safe Tax Help, but our case should have been closed a long time ago as we paid our obligation.
BEWARE!!! DON'T trust ANY company that claims to be able to settle your bill with the IRS. The best thing for you to do is HIRE A GOOD TAX ATTORNEY! F.S.T.N. and SAFE TAX HELP, INC. is a fraudulent company that preys on people that are looking for tax resolution or help with negotiating with the IRS.
We have filed compliants with the BBB and Attorney General's office and are pursuing legal action against them.
DO NOT BE EITHER OF THESE COMPANIES NEXT VICTIM!!!