When I initially contact PTR I spoke with a Sam Miller in January 2011. After giving Sam information both financial and IRS, he said that he can get a significant reduction on my tax bill, and that it will cost $3500. With my payment of $3500 PTR did manage to get the power of attorney started. I was then assigned to a case worker Michelle Marti, was spoke on the phone several times. Michelle gather all financial and IRS information from by fax and email. Michelle also said that any documents I receive from the IRS and Franchise Tax board should be faxed or emailed to her. Michelle Marti did get a request for a collection due process and appeal hearing. This hearing was scheduled for May 24, 2011 via telephone conference call. Last week I received a letter from the IRS dated May 24, 2011 stating that my power of Attorney (PTR) did not make the scheduled call to the appeals collection due process hearing nor did PTR send the information the appeals due process requested for this hearing. This document I received from the IRS also states that if they do not hear from my power of Attorney (PTR) by June 7, 2011 that they will take immediate action. I tried calling my case worker (Michelle Marti) several times, on this matter, all I get when I call is this message that says "The destination number is busy please try again". I went as far as calling the PTR's corporate office, based in San Diego, I get the same phone message "The destination number is busy please try again". I tried to call Sam Miller's office; I get the same phone message. I tried contacting both Sam Miller and Michelle by email, still have not heard from neither one of them. I've been taken for $3500 by PTR.
I am in the process of Filing a complaint with the Better Business Bureau, also hiring a attorney, hopefully I can get something done. does anybody know if a class action has been filed against PTR? If so please share that information with me, I'd like to be a part of that. I would appreciate any help in finding out how to contact a PTR office.
in jan 2010 found a website to get me out of IRS trouble preferred tax relief, a smooth talking sam miller said he could take care of it for 3500.00 no way i had that kind of money, so i turned to my wife and we used our home equity line of credit, which i still could not afford.did it anyway, didnt hear from him for a month, then he called and said he needed 200.00 more money, told him i couldnt afford anymore than that, no more.i checked my bank account later that day.to find he took 1500.00, which i didnt even have in it.i called sam miller and he said i authorized 1500.00.i said wrong, why would i when he told me 200.00 and i didnt have 1500.00 in my account then he laughted when i told him i wanted a refund.i had to take 3 days off work to get my bank straighted out as it took 3days .it took sam miller only 5 minutes to screw it up.its been two months and wont return my calls, so its attorney time, also attorney generals office.also people reading this.you can do a FBI internet scam report on line.
November 14, 2007 We recieved a letter stating "Congratulations, by contacting us your tax problems are over". What a fraudulent choice of words. However, we are even more sickened to read most of the americans taken in by Preferred Tax Relief had 3500 dollars taken out of their checking accounts and we had 6500 dollars taken out of our checking account. We were even told "do not contact the IRS we will do all the talking for you".
Preferred Tax Relief did nothing for us. We never heard from attorney Dillon unless we called him. He passively agressively let us know by the tone in his voice our call was a bother to him. Our calls to attorney
Dillon always ended with "don't call the IRS we will handle the communication". It sickens me to type the word attorney before Dillon. No one that treats people the way he does can possibely be an attorney.
So after a year of nothing from Preferred Tax Relief, I called the IRS. They said it looks like Preferred Tax Relief has contacted the IRS 2 times, the 3rd phone call states "Put on hold by Preferred Tax Relief, call ended"
At this point we would be happy with 3000 thousand returned to us. Why were we taken for 6500 dollars?
Our last contact with att Dillon was when he was screaming at my husband about something. Screaming, what a great way to help your fellow man after you take money out of his checking account! By the way att Dillon our son has been fighting for YOUR freedom for 4 years. And will be fighting for your freedom for another 2 years. Were sure glad your safe!
The manager of BayBreeze Seafood Restaurant of Henderonville, NC called Preferred Tax Relief to inquire on their services. Without authorization or any paperwork provided and thus signed, Preferred Tax Relief drafted $8500.00 from the account of BayBreeze Seafood Restaurant. This draft was not authorized nor did the manager ever indicate that PTR would be hired for their services. Instead, he asked they send information and necessary documents and that once the owners reviewed them, a decision could be made. When the funds were discovered to have been missing from the restaurant account, Preferred Tax Relief was contacted and asked to return the money. They have refused. After a police report was filed they offered $5000.00 and claimed to require the remaining $3500.00 as a minimum fee to cover their expenses. It is unclear what these expenses are since no services have been provided by Preferred Tax Relief to BayBreeze Seafood Restaurant. In fact, no paperwork or contract was even sent until after the manager of the restaurant called to ask for his money to be returned.
This began in March 2008. I called PTR because they advertised that they can reduce your tax debt. I first...