I hired Fredrick Fredrick James Accounting Tax & Consulting of Clearwater Fl, to do a few years of Tax returns. They told me the fee would be $7500.
And they asked that I pay them upfront. They seem legit, so I paid them, and I started working with them on my 2016 tax return. I'm a single guy, work from home, and have no employees. After filling out a spreadsheet they gave me, they told me that they were ready for me to look at the final draft.
But, I was told to call the office, because they needed an additional deposit before we could continue. I was puzzled, because I paid them a huge deposit upfront, and I was under the impression that I had paid in full, but when I called, I was told that they needed another $4500 to continue, and it was going to cost $18,000 more to finish the other returns! I could have went to H&R Block and got everything done for a fraction of what they charge. I told them no way, and I wanted my money back.
Fred Daus the owner called me, and he said that I wasn't getting any money back, and they were done with my account. He texted me later saying that I was going to get another invoice for $2300 more. Can you believe it?
I got nothing for my $7500 but an invoice, and they expect me to pay $2300 more. I got scammed.