This article serves two purposes: it provides a review of my experience with LegalShield, and it guides you on how to cancel your LegalShield membership if needed.
Recently, I found myself in a predicament where I had to recover a substantial amount of money from someone. I’ll share the details later, as they are quite entertaining, despite the serious nature of the situation. I wasn’t the only investor who suffered losses from a person named Brett Bartlett, the founder of Dynasty Toys, whom I discovered to have a complete lack of integrity. It turns out he was running what seems more and more like a Ponzi scheme. You can read about one investor’s perspective on the matter here.
To address our experiences and explore ways to retrieve our stolen funds, a group of affected investors, including myself, formed a Slack group. In one of our discussions, a fellow member recommended using LegalShield. Intrigued, I decided to give it a try.
My Experience with LegalShield
During the signup process, I quickly discovered that LegalShield operates on a multi-level marketing model, often associated with pyramid schemes. It’s challenging for me not to equate MLM companies with scams, at worst, or with inefficient businesses that rely heavily on high-pressure sales tactics among friends and family, putting strain on those relationships.
However, despite my reservations, I proceeded with LegalShield. After signing up, I was assigned a home base law firm, which was supposed to contact me and explain how things worked while inquiring about the assistance I needed. Instead, I found myself caught up in a convoluted system of LegalShield member law firms attempting to refer me to other law firms. This frustrating mess convinced me that it was time to cancel my membership and seek an alternative solution.
As expected, you get what you pay for. Paying a monthly fee as low as $24.95 (for the individual plan) does not provide access to expert legal advice or assistance. Instead, the better option is to independently find a competent and affordable attorney who specializes in the area you require assistance with. There’s no need to involve a middleman like LegalShield. In fact, there are numerous reasons not to do so.
How to Cancel Your LegalShield Membership
If you’re reading this, chances are you’ve reached the same conclusion as I did: a LegalShield membership either offers no real benefits or the benefits don’t justify the monthly cost. Now, it’s time to figure out how to cancel your membership.
Canceling your LegalShield subscription is often more challenging than signing up. However, with some digging, I managed to find the necessary instructions.
Even on LegalShield’s cancellation page, they try several times to dissuade you from canceling, even offering the opportunity to consult with a LegalShield attorney regarding any issues you may be facing. However, based on my review, attempting to navigate the LegalShield network only added unnecessary complications to my pursuit of reclaiming the money owed to me. Hence, despite their efforts, I remained resolute in my decision to cancel my LegalShield membership.
Here are your options in a nutshell:
- Call customer support at 844-714-8494. Be prepared to endure a sales pitch and persuasive arguments against canceling your membership if you choose this route.
- Send a cancellation letter to LegalShield’s headquarters in Ada, OK.
- Email the LegalShield customer support team at email@example.com and request membership cancellation.
Wishing you the best of luck!