Careful Who You Trust!

I’ve been going through some older blog posts recently and I discovered the problem of less than reputable pardon and waivers services has actually been going on a lot longer than I remember. So for the sake of nostalgia I decided to resurrect this old post. For the record I haven’t heard a word out of this particular company for a long time so I think it’s clear that these companies don’t tend to last.

That doesn’t mean they don’t do some damage in the meantime.

Originally posted on October 9 2008

One of the things I have been trying to emphasize with this blog is the number of people/companies in the past year or two who want to get into the Pardon and Waiver business for the wrong reasons. There have been so many new games in town that you need to remember these people may not have the slightest clue what they are doing. And there is a good chance they are only in it for the quick buck.

So when I stumbled upon this little blog entry I thought a re-post was in order. Have a quick read and if you are in the market for a pardon or waiver service be careful who you choose because you just might end up with your neighbours nanny preparing your paperwork just to earn a couple of extra bucks.

Solve all your problems at Finch and Dufferin

Posted: February 27, 2008, 11:31 AM by Peter Kuitenbrouwer
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I was waiting awhile for a 36 Finch West earlier this morning, on the windswept corner of Dufferin Street, and reading the flyers pasted to the bus shelter. It seems there is one company in North York, called, mysteriously, ABM, which can resolve a lot of your outstanding issues.

“Quick Divorce from $300!” trumpeted one of the colour flyers, suggesting that you call ABM Legal Services. The next flyer asked, “Criminal Record? Pardon/ U.S. Waiver from $399. ABM Pardon Services.” A third flyer promoted the Quick Road Test from ABM Driving School. And, of course, “Do you need child care? ABM Care.”

Now maybe it’s just me, but I’m not sure if I want to hire the same ABM guys who’ve given me a quick divorce, quick road test and a quick scrub of my criminal past, to look after my children. On the other hand, it has the appeal of convenience.

About Michael Ashby

Michael Ashby is Co-Founder and Communications Director for the National Pardon Centre. Get in touch with Michael by sending an email to mashby@nationalpardon.org or calling extension 227.Michael Ashby est le co-fondateur et le directeur des communications au Centre du Pardon national. Contactez Michael par email au mashby@nationalpardon.org ou par téléphone au poste 227.

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