I cannot find a single reference in any legitimate paper with reference to Harvard Risk Management, or Legal Shield. Prepaid Legal, Inc. does feature in the NY Times, but all of the articles are about THEIR securities fraud. I cannot find a single reference to them that is not a self-generated PR release that is written by the company itself. There is not a single actual newsprint reference that I can find - anyone else have better luck?
Also, with regard to Kroll, Inc. Again the same lack of reference occurs.
I also wrote several of the large companies whose logos are featured as "clients," firms such as Iron Mountain. I have received replies to 5 of the 8 letter I sent. None claim to do business with Harvard Risk Management , Prepaid Legal, or Kroll, Inc.
I have gone through the recruitment process and received a lot of materials. Again they are self-generated collateral touting their praises - but there is not a single actual print reference to an actual newspaper citation.
When I asked questions about the "history" of Harvard Risk Management as a company, and cited the Rip Off citations as the only on-line sources I could find - here is what their "field agent" Scott Brooks sent to me:
Links to various information that you will find beneficial in making your decision.
o Link to the the Harvard Agent position overview: www.hrmcinfo.com/preview
o Link to the Harvard Risk Management Better Business Bureau Rating: www.hrmcbbb.com
o Link to Harvard Risk Management Website: http://www.harvardbenefits.com/about/
o Link to the Identity Theft Shield Product Overview by Kroll, Inc. https://www.prepaidlegal.com/newCorp2/legal_plans/idt_shield.html
o Link to the Family Legal Plan by Legal Shield. https://www.prepaidlegal.com/newCorp2/legal_plans/legal_plans.html
o Link to information regarding the Rip Off Report extrotion tactics: http://www.reportsripoff.com/edmagedson.php
o Finally, here is a training link actually taken from our Online Agent Training Program of the CEO talking about Pre Paid Legal and the Harvard Group Marketing Opportunity. http://www.harvardbenefits.com/associate-access/Group_Training_Videos/whygroupintro/whygroupintro.html
These above links are to help prove their case - but notice that they are all self-generated, notice the URL's.
These guys are good - they had me fooled. But as I investigated the website and saw that the Harvard Risk Management has no actual references to outside sources - and both PrePaid Legal and Harvard Risk Management DO NOT actually explain their past history or corporate structure with any outside references, or much explanation for that matter. Having a CEO (or an actor posing as one) does not constitute proof of legitimacy.
I too can write anything on a page. This is not proof that I am what I write. I find that companies doing business for 10-25+ years that have NO "honorable" mention in legitimate press sources to be highly suspicious. Legal Shield - again has articles in the Times - but they are cited as perpetrating a scam themselves.
I am becoming more and more convinced that this is a scam preying on legitimate citizens, such as myself, who are sincerely looking for gainful employment. This SCAM wastes precious time, seeks to obtain personal identity information, and if my suspicious are correct - everyone associated with this company and their work should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
I am informing legal authorities about my research and suspicions. I am not going to become involved with these companies in any way. I am placing a watch on my own identity information.
I invite Harvard Risk Management to disprove my statements. Or to inform the public of actual citations in legitimate media and/or business sources. By the way - submitting an article submitted by your own company on sites such as Linked In, FaceBook or Internet "news" sites, does not constitute proof.
My advice: Do not do business with Harvard Risk Management, Kroll, or Pre-Paid Legal.