Archive for April, 2016

Consumer Team: The Truth on Tax Relief

(DALLAS-FT. WORTH, TX)   The commercials describe some hidden and even secret sounding program that can magically make your back taxes disappear.   According to Pete Thomson, host of The Consumer Team, many of the national advertisers that advertise in IRS the tax relief category don’t deliver to the consumer.  He said, “The national tax relief advertisers make huge promises, often collect a big dollar retainer and then don’t help the consumer.  We’re very concerned about this.”

DFW Tax Attorney Nick Nemeth will join Pete Thomson for a series of interviews on KRLD Radio's Consumer Team

DFW Tax Attorney Nick Nemeth and Pete Thomson Talk About Tax Relief on The Consumer Team

Thomson says there’s a better way to resolve an IRS tax issue.  He recommends hiring a competent local attorney who has experience in helping clients resolving IRS problems.   Thomson called Dallas-Ft. Worth attorney Nick Nemeth an example of a highly competent DFW local attorney.   Thomson said, “Nick Nemeth is a very good example of the type of attorney that consumers can count on for help.  He’s local in North Texas.  He’s very knowledgeable and he’s respected by the IRS, which is a big deal.”

Nick Nemeth will be a special guest on The Consumer Team with Pete Thomson on Saturday, April 30th.   Thomson called the interviews with Nick Nemeth a great first step for anyone dealing with an IRS tax problem.  Thomson added, “In our segments with Nick, we address the truth on tax relief. Nick will talk about the options that are available to consumers, including offer in compromise.”

The Consumer Team is broadcast Saturdays, 6-8 PM on 1080 KRLD Radio.   The Consumer Team is produced by McQ Media Inc, Dallas, Texas.

CONSUMER TEAM ALERT: Homeowner’s Insurance Exclusions

(DALLAS-FT. WORTH, TX – Consumer Team News)   Homeowners count on their homeowner’s insurance policies to be there when they experience a loss.   It’s the nature of insurance and why we buy it.  Still, according to Consumer Team host Pete Thomson, there is a growing number of consumers who are discovering that their homeowner’s insurance doesn’t cover certain losses.   Exclusions on seemingly normal and routine claims such as roof damage and slow water leaks come as a big surprise to homeowners.  According to Thomson, the problem is a result of big insurance companies trying to be price competitive.  Thomson said, “The big insurance companies are trying to capture market share by offering lower priced policies.   However, as they slash premiums they’re also cutting coverage.  And consumers are largely unaware that they’re buying policies that have coverage exclusions.”    Thomson reports that the biggest insurance companies are the culprits.  He added, “It’s the biggest direct writers. It’s the big national companies that advertise all the time and have their names on football stadiums and blimps.”

Roger Harkins of Tri-Star Insurance Professionals

Roger Harkins of Tri-Star Insurance Professionals

To address the problem with insurance policy exclusions, The Consumer Team has launched a series of special broadcasts entitled ‘Bad Insurance’ on 1080 KRLD Radio, Dallas, Texas.   Roger Harkins, an independent insurance agent from Dallas, Ft. Worth is joining Thomson for the broadcasts.   Thomson called Harkins a valuable resource for the broadcasts.   He said, “Roger Harkins has been our insurance industry contributor for over 10 years.  With over 30 years in the industry, he understands the marketplace and is able to make solid recommendations to our listeners.”     Harkins is the owner of Tri-Star Insurance Professionals, a Dallas-Ft. Worth based independent insurance firm.

Thomson said that The Consumer Team insurance segments will be educational and address what consumers can do to make sure their homeowner’s insurance policies will cover them adequately.   Thomson said, “Roger and Tri-Star Insurance Professionals are offering Consumer Team listeners a free insurance check-up. They’ll analyze a policy and identify any exclusions that could create problems for a homeowner.  And because Tri-Star Insurance Professionals is a trusted choice agent, they can shop the market to a number of different insurance companies to find the consumer the very best deal.”

The Consumer Team with Pete Thomson is broadcast Saturdays from 6-8 PM Central on CBS Radio’s 1080 KRLD Radio.   The Consumer Team is produced by McQ Media, Dallas, Texas.

 

 

 

 

 

Consumer Team Interviews Tax Attorney Nick Nemeth

(DALLAS-FT. WORTH, TEXAS)    When you owe money to the IRS, life can get very unpleasant.   Wage garnishment, bank account lock-downs and even asset seizures can all be part of owing back taxes. For consumers with IRS tax issues, finding competent assistance can be very challenging.   To address the needs of consumers facing IRS tax problems, The Consumer Team has announced a new series of interviews with Tax Attorney Nick Nemeth.    Pete Thomson, host of The Consumer Team, commented on the new series.  He said, “Consumers facing IRS tax issues can have some real challenges.  We believe that Nick Nemeth represents best practices when it comes to helping consumers through IRS tax problems.”

DFW Tax Attorney Nick Nemeth will join Pete Thomson for a series of interviews on KRLD Radio's Consumer Team

DFW Tax Attorney Nick Nemeth will join Pete Thomson for a series of interviews on The Consumer Team on 1080 KRLD Radio

According to Thomson, consumers facing IRS tax issues need to be very careful about who they call for assistance.    He added, “There are a number of large, national firms that make big promises in their commercials.   Because consumers are often desperate for help, they’re a prime target for these opportunistic companies that promise to make all their problems go away, but deliver little or no assistance.’     Regarding Nemeth, Thomson said, “Nick Nemeth is a local DFW attorney which is a huge advantage over hiring out of town representation.   His office is next door the the IRS where he is known and respected.  His track record of helping consumers successfully resolve IRS tax issues is impressive.”

Thomson said the interviews with Nick Nemeth will be useful for anyone dealing with an IRS tax problem.   Thomson said, “Sometimes when you’re dealing with a large problem, just knowing where to start is a challenge.  Consumer Team listeners will benefit from Nick’s knowledge and experience in dealing with IRS issues.   He’s an outstanding individual and we’re pleased to have him on the program.”

The Consumer Team is broadcast Saturdays from 6 to 8 PM on CBS Radio’s 1080 KRLD in Dallas-Ft. Worth.   The Consumer Team with Pete Thomson is produced by McQ Media, Dallas, Texas.

Consumer Team News: Dangerous Doctor Alert

(DALLAS-FT. WORTH, TEXAS – Consumer Team News)   Thousands of doctors across the nation are on probation for bad behavior.  And because they’re disciplined by a board of their peers, the state medical board, discipline tends to be lenient.   Often doctors who have been charged with serious offenses (sexual misconduct, drug abuse, reckless behavior with patients) are allowed to continue to practice while on probation.   The Consumer Team is airing a series on healthcare.  The series will kick off with an interview with Lisa McGiffert of Consumer Reports.   Consumer Reports recently published an article “What You Don’t Know About Your Doctor Could Hurt You“, which focused on the dangerous doctor problem as well as other issues related to healthcare.

Dangerous Doctors - The Consumer Team Invesitgates

Dangerous Doctors – The Consumer Team Invesitgates

Pete Thomson, host of The Consumer Team, said the new health series will cover a variety of topics relating to getting the most from medical care.  Thomson said, “The story on dangerous doctors is just so important that we decided to cover it first.  The full Consumer Team health series will cover a number of healthcare issues including Medicare, hospital safety and how to find a doctor.   Regarding dangerous doctors, Thomson added, “Lisa McGiffert and Consumer Reports have done an excellent job of describing the problem that exists with medical boards and their lenient treatment of doctors who have done some pretty bad things.  Consumers Union is working to make it easier for consumers to find information on bad doctors.  The current system which varies state-by-state, does not offer a good solution for consumers.   We believe the solution is a nationwide database.”

The Consumer Team is broadcast Saturdays from 6-8 PM Central on CBS Radio’s 1080 KRLD in Dallas, TX.   The Consumer Team is produced by McQ Media, Dallas, TX.

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