Here is a story I received recently from one of my business partners. It is a great example of why I now do what I do.
My friend called me up so excited today. His LegalShield(SM) membership saved him over $100 by preventing him from getting scammed by an auto repair shop.
He had taken his van in for its annual inspection at [business name] here in Dallas. They said his fuel cap needed replacement (at a nominal cost) but also his tail light was allegedly broken and would cost $100 to replace. Without it, his vehicle would not pass inspection and would not be legal to drive.
Knowing that the slightly cracked tail light had passed inspection numerous times before, he inquired further. The manager of the store told him it was the law. Of course, he asked to see it, and the manager showed him a manual that the inspectors go by. And right there in black and white it said that a light only fails if it’s broken to the point where white light shines through it. His tail light clearly was legal.
But despite having this pointed out, the manager would not budge and flatly said he would not allow the vehicle to pass inspection. My friend asked, “Are you absolutely sure this is how you want to handle this matter, because I am about to call my attorney.” The manager was unmoved.
With that, my friend pulled out his Pre-Paid Legal card and called the provider law firm. After describing his problem, even while he was still on the phone getting his call registered with the provider law firm, he noticed that his van was being driven back into the service bay and it was getting some kind of attention. And wouldn’t you know it…the van suddenly got an all-clear inspection.
Shortly afterwards, the attorney called back and said my friend had handled it perfectly. No further attorney intervention was needed.
In this case, just the mere calling of an attorney was enough to make the scoundrels back down. They intended to scam him, but quickly realized that they could not fight both him and his attorney too.
My friend saved enough money today to pay for a half-year’s membership.