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Speaking of unauthorized practice of law…

Well, some of us were speaking about it.

Here’s a classified ad in today’s Oxford Eagle:

Divorce Services DIVORCE WITH OR WITHOUT children $125.00. Includes name change and property settlement agreement. SAVE hundreds. Fast and easy. Call 1-888-733-7165, 24/7

Search for the number on the internet, and one learns that the same ad is running this week in the Rogersville, Tennessee Review.  A Google search discloses instances in Missouri, Alabama, Georgia and the Greenwood Commonwealth.

Anyone have a guess about this one?  I can imagine all sorts of things, from phishing for credit card and other data onward.  Getting competent help in preparing divorce papers is not one of the things I’m imagining.

Since I’ve repeated the advertisement, in a case anyone comes here seeking a place to get a cheap divorce and isn’t sure from what I’ve written here, I am not recommending you call that number.

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