Do Not....I repeat, Do Not; let a Prepaid Legal Services Representative anywhere near your business, family or associates. I was a senior partner in a thriving and well established professional firm here in the Sacramento area. Several of our employees and one of our partners were approached by Prepaid Legal Services, under the pretense of helping our firm "comply" with some alleged, recently established, Federal Regulations regarding "Identity Theft."
Rather than helping our firm and our employees "comply" with the alleged Identity Theft Federal Regulations, ( the ones that they claimed their business mission was all about); they virtually gutted the entire firm by recruiting first a senior partner, and then with his help, several key managers and multiple employees of our firm. This was done by inviting our employees to first attend "compliance meetings" in order to sell them their useless Prepaid Legal products, and then coaxing them to attend "opportunity meetings" in an attempt to recruit them to sell Prepaid Legal products.
Soon, a number of our managers and employees started going to weekend "trainings" and week night "opportunity meetings." Within 60 days of Prepaid Legal Services being introduced to our firm, our employees and our managers; Prepaid Legal managed to recruit away a number of our key people who had fallen for all of the multi-level marketing hype and lies.
Within 120 days of Prepaid Legal showing up at our front door under the PRETENSE of selling a product and assisting our firm with some form of newly mandated "government compliance," we had three of our primary departments virtualy destroyed by the disruption caused at the hand of Prepaid Legal. Additionally, we endured the loss of numerous key people who left the firm for the Prepaid Legal "business opportunity."
Due to the sudden and unforseeable loss of multiple people from the firm, we then started to lose clients in large numbers. This was specifically due to the firm's inability to service many client's needs with our staff having left to become "multi-level marketing millionaires" and because almost all of OUR CLIENTS were now being called by our former employees and other Prepaid Legal sales people. Yes, OUR CLIENTS were now being solicited by Prepaid Legal and our former employees, being asked to sign up for "Legal Insurance" that would direct their legal needs to another firm. Additionally, client's that we took years to build a professional relationship with, were now being recruited to sell this garbage that the proport to be "legal insurance."
I personally am a member of the Bar Association and have a keen understanding of the legal remedies available to those of us that remain with our firm. We will in fact be pursuing those remedies against the offending parties. Notwithstanding, if this company can do this kind of damage to business people who are legally knowledgeable, just imagine to the damage that they could be doing to your business and the employees, managers and partners that you once trusted your office and company to.
Federal Trade Commission, shut these scumbags down before they destroy more lives and company's like ours.