I came across a critical review of Tax-Aid on a Scam Reporting website – DirtyScam.com, titled ‘Waited And Waited And Waited’.
DirtyScam allows anonymous submission of complaints from angry consumers and victims of scams. Since the website is hosted offshore (probably in Russia or India), we take this (negative) review against Tax-Aid with a pinch of salt.
Here is what the review says –
First time with Tax Aid Free Tax Preparation at the OMI Beacon Community Center Denman Middle School.Got there at 10:00 am with my 6 year old, signed up and registered, waited and waited and waited patiently until they have called my name.More than four hours have passed, I was number 34 on the list and they called my name just to look at the paperworks and to have me seat and wait again.Minutes have passed I have asked when is my turn and told me to wait and they will call me.By 3:15 pm, after more than five hours of waiting, I saw the volunteers in a hurry packing up, putting everything away but one computer had stayed open because of one older gentleman still being served, I have asked to see if they had call me for my turn only to be told that “We have skipped you by accident, can you come back again next Saturday for our next tax prep? I told them that I waited for almost half a day because its my day off and if they can make an exception to take me since there is still one computer open and they told me they cannot.I was the only one left without my taxes done. What the F man, five hours of waiting down the drain.Train your volunteers to constantly check up on people, to see if theyre still okay, and thank them for waiting and at least give empathy especially to those who waited for half a day.*Only good would be free granola bars and faucet water.
In case you don’t already know (assuming you came to this page by Googling ‘Tax-Aid scam‘, or ‘Tax-Aid review‘, Tax-Aid is listed under the category Business on DirtyScam.com.
Here is the rest of the contact information for the sole purpose of identification –
- Address: New Montgomery Street San Francisco CA 94105
- Phone: (415) 229-9240
- Website: http://tax-aid.org
- Severity of Scam: Medium [not sure what it means]
- Reported Loss: 1233 $ [unsubstantiated]
- Reported by: Anonymous [obviously]
The entity Tax-Aid was awarded 1 / 5 Stars based on 1 Reviews.
It is difficult to ascertain whether Tax-Aid is a Scam, or Legit, based on this single review. In the coming weeks/days, I will try to research deeper into Tax-Aid, analyze and list more critical reviews and identify a pattern (or lack of) to substantiate the claim mentioned above.
Regardless, until then, we give the benefit of doubt to the reviewer and list Tax-Aid as someone you need to avoid (for now).
If you have any grievances, complaints, or anonymous tips against Tax-Aid, please contact us immediately. If you have lost money to Tax-Aid, together we can work to recover your loss.