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Thursday, March 30, 2006
Re: Prepaid Legal Services
Saw some spam for pre-paid legal services just now and it reminded me of some friends of a friend who are selling this.

What's I find interesting about these pre-paid services is that they actually sound like a pretty good idea -- the New York Times ran an article a couple years ago talking about how they offered a more rational legal product for consumers. (I'd dig up a link to the article but I'm a very lazy man.)

But then the only way I've ever actually encountered them in the wild are as these sort of Amway/Mary-Kay quasi-pyramid scheme where the only real money being made is by the people recruiting new sellers. Still, my friend signed up as a courtesy (read: under a lot of pressure) from her friends and actually feels she's gotten her money worth.
Blogger Tomohiro Idokoro comments:
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Can you please send or post that spam message you received? Prepaid Legal Associates are not allowed to send spam.

Prepaid Legal is a great choice for not only family, but also for the Business Opportunity, I don't send spam though.