In looking at my blogs stats, searches on religion and taxes have been causing me to get the most hits. Lately I have been getting a lot of hits based on my experience that I wrote about here concerning JK Harris and some problems I had with the IRS. In that post I included a link to www.oicsettlement.com, which, as I understood it, allowed people with a complaint to JK Harris that contacted them before March 31, 2005 to enter a class action suit (assuming they hadn’t privately sued JK Harris previously).
For whatever reason, the link to the oicsettlement now requires a password to view it. This could be because they were getting too many people trying to join in, I don’t really know. I even thought about it when I posted their site that it could effect the amount of money I get back, in that the settlement is a specific amount, but the amount I got back didn’t really concern me, as my case has been settled (not by JK Harris) and anything I get back is just extra money. And I was more concerned that there were others out there like myself, that got in a bind and was wondering if they were ever going to get out, and then got strung along by JK Harris or another company like them. For the record, do a google search on “JK Harris complaints” and see the list you get. I am not alone by any means. And if I referred another 50-60 people over to the settlement page and helped them I am glad. I just hope they get their problems with the IRS solved, which is the most important.
Hopefully there is no problem with the me advertising the oicsettlement page. I don’t see how there could be as it was printed in numerous newspapers in April, both in print and online. Not to mention on the actual Class Action Settlement form it says you can get info and a copy of the forms at their website. If in a day or two I do not find any issues with it, and it seems people are still hitting my JK Harris pages, I will see if I can scan in a blank settlement form and post it somewhere for download.
One other thing to note, my original post I had posted that the cutoff date was May 25, 2007 to get you paperwork turned in. This is actually the wrong date. The correct date is July 31, 2007. The May 25 date is if you wanted to make an appearance or objection.
Edit to Add: Since the original post the www.oicsettlement.com page has went back up.