Legal CPN (.com) Review Summary:
Legal CPN reviews are far-reaching. Legal CPN has been around long enough to make a name for themselves and become a search term (“legal cpn”) all of their own. Now, that’s not necessarily a good thing. Certainly there are enough bad reviews out there for me to rubber stamp this review and call them a “scam” or a “rip off”, but TradelinesReview.com is not a copy and paste organization. So, let’s get to the bottom of legal cpn.
PROs and CONs:
- Good at internet marketing.
- Multiple complaints.
- Use other’s inventory of tradelines.
- Shoddy Websites.
- No real business records.
- Payments go to an individual.
- Uses Western Union.
Their pricing ranges between $100.00 for a book to over $2,000.00 for a tradeline. They also sell CPNs and those prices range from free to $350.00. I would say they are not affordable for what you get.
Again, their prices range, but usually you pay up front for whatever you are purchasing.
I always hate it when sites say “if they don’t accept credit cards, they’re a scam”. It’s simply a ridiculous notion. However, the method of payment a company chooses to use may have an indication as to their legitimacy. For example, Legal CPN only accepts Western Union. This is a tell-tale sign of a company wanting to ensure they get their money with no chance of a charge back or refund. In addition, the payments are made to an individual, and NOT a company; not legal cpn.
I couldn’t find any verifiable, reliable or trustworthy references to their effectiveness. Likewise, I didn’t consider all of the “scam” reports, either. Overall, however, it appears Legal CPN is not effective.
They seem knowledgeable in terms of the latest crazes and fads associated with tradelines and cpns. Not only do they jump on the bandwagon, it seems as though they start most of them. So, their knowledge does not stick out in a good way, but certainly they are familiar with the industry.
Legal CPN has been around for a while. They have the battle scars to prove it. It seems as though they have become experienced in the wrong way.
See Effectiveness above.
Absolutely no returned contact.
I was unable to evaluate their professionalism personally. However, I have seen some of their “rebuttals” from online complaints as well as their “Complaints Department” page, which shows a lack of professionalism and viciousness.
They have many different websites, such as oxfunding . com, myprimarytradelines . info, etc. and almost none of them have any links to any real business records.
They have certainly frustrated some clients, so I’m not relaying on emotional clients and their rage, but the overwhelming presence of negative reviews tends to indicate that Legal CPN is not trustworthy.
They are all over the place online. Most sources of their online presence consists of either 1) their own website(s) and secondary domains, or 2) negative reviews from ripoff report, complaint boards, etc.
There are many, many online complaints regarding Legal CPN and their sister organizations, like Ox Funding, etc. I read these complaints thoroughly looking for authenticity as apposed to their competition smearing their reputation on purpose. In fact, they have a “complaints department” on their website that says “Some of these actors are so brazen that they have even taken step to smear the name Legal CPN in order to promote their products or services.” Well, we took a look at their complaints department and attempted to view the “proof” they had of illegitimate complaints. We immediately noticed the links were broken or the pages linked to didn’t exist. In addition, their point about competition is not well taken by us, because there are simply too many complaints about them, generally. It is highly unlikely that their competition (which is very few and far between) took the time to write so many complaints about them. So, we found the general impression left by the complaining parties to be legitimate and reliable. To the extent that we found complaints on Legal CPN illegitimate, it was only to the extent that the complaining party was emotional or exaggerating.
Ironically, they complain about “fake reviews”, but engage in the same exact conduct. They’ve set up “legal cpn reviews” on random websites that link back to their page. This put the nail in the coffin, so to speak, as it relates to our view of their claim regarding fake and malicious reviews.
I read their agreements thoroughly. It seems to have been originally written by an attorney (or perhaps copied and pasted from somewhere else) and modified with strict adherence to “cover your a$$” tactics. Like most companies, they have typical Indemnification, Mediation, Dispute Resolution and other protective clauses. However, there is a lot of “if you do this or that” its your problem, not ours.
After reading the agreements a few times, it was clear it’s a copy and paste job. It looks like they probably consulted with an attorney and then just went crazy on obscure references to ambiguous laws that really have no baring on their process.
After researching the CPN matter, I cannot figure out whether or not CPNs are legal. So, to the extent they are illegal, Legal CPN is a scam. To the extent that they are legal, Legal CPN is a genius. Consult with your attorney.
I never judge a book by its cover, and in this case, Legal CPN is covered with poor reviews, shoddy websites and marketing tricks, among other things. However, after a full review and time spent researching, I can say in this case, it’s probably safe to judge a book by its cover. Legal CPN came in second to last, just above Tradeliner . org. We think Legal CPN is merely pushing products and trying to stay above water, whereas Tradeliner is deliberate and perhaps intentional as to their poor results. So, Legal CPN is not the worst company we’ve reviewed, but we certainly would NOT recommend them.
Update – 3-7-2013:
Our statistics on page views and from visitors tends to indicated that Legal CPN, in some cases, did not deliver on their promised tradelines. I cannot say that the stats below suggest these is a constant theme with Legal CPN, but it certainly lends credence to our review. Please note that the visitor searched “tradelines did not post with legal cpn”.