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 Post subject: Protect yourself
PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2006 6:06 pm 
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Do not fall victim of identity theft. (website link removed)

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PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2006 7:57 pm 
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The only legal services that we will allow on this site are the ones from people who have actually gone to law school, not from people who joined a network marketing group.

To all victims . . . when looking for legal advice please contact a REAL lawyer. Victims here can tell you what happened to them or may even recommend a lawyer if they are in the same area as you, but please NEVER PAY for legal advice from a someone who did not go to law school.

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 Post subject: Thought you couldn't afford a lawyer? Now you can.
PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2006 11:16 am 
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Advice is given only by highly qualified attorneys. PrePaid Legal provides access to quality law firms and attorneys that want to help you. Thought you couldn't afford a lawyer? Now you can.
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 Post subject: Re: Thought you couldn't afford a lawyer? Now you can.
PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2006 11:54 am 
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josiahkuenzi wrote:
Advice is given only by highly qualified attorneys. - provides access to quality law firms and attorneys that want to help you.


There is something else that provides you with access to quality law firms and attorneys that want to help you . . . it is called the phone book or a internet search for lawyers in your area.

The legal services that WERE being advertised in these post is basically a MLM (Multi-level Marketing) plan . . . any person with a computer can sign up and become one of their "Independent Associates".

I am trying to build my own personal list of contacts with actual lawyers who have worked with or who are willing to work with victims of these types of scams.

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I just had to intervene here with Shawn with whom I totally agree. In addition I would like to add that prepaid legal services may not save you a cent in legal fees. Prepaid plans are a type of legal insurance plan offered by a number of different companies and marketed through employers, labor unions, credit unions, department stores, credit card companies, and even door to door. The theory is that legal services, much the same as nuts and berries, are cheaper when bought in bulk. A relatively low yearly fee, sometimes under one $100, purports to cover a number of lawyerly tasks.

In fact, most low-cost plans cover only a couple of phone consultations -- and a few basic services such as a simple will. Beyond that, you receive a discount for other types of legal services. But unfortunately, the resulting fee is often not much lower than you could negotiate if you called around on your own. The better and more expensive plans completely cover certain legal services, such as divorce, bankruptcy, and drunk driving defense. Also, to avoid obvious conflicts of interest, the best plans do not allow the lawyers who provide telephone consultations to refer cases to themselves.

Think about how likely it is that you'll need one of the covered services -- and think about how many of these tasks, such as writing a will or filing for divorce, you can do on your own with a little help from Nolo. Because most people use a lawyer only a few times in their lives, this may be insurance you can do without. Even if you decide to sign up, don't write that check until you know exactly what the plan covers and what you'll have to pay on your own. Also ask whether the plan's phone-consultation lawyers are allowed to recommend their own services. If so, you are at risk of buying into a bait-and-switch scheme. JMHO.


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