It appears that Express Pardons is no longer in business. Although the website remains online the telephone number is no longer assigned which is a pretty bad sign for a business that operates as a call center.
I can’t honestly say this surprises me that much. But it is a real shame for all the people who signed up with them.
Express Pardons History
Here is the story on Express Pardons. It was founded by a couple of guys who had been working for one of the oldest pardon services in Canada which also happens to be one of the few that I would not hesitate to say is a reputable organization.
The two former employees apparently jumped ship one day to found Express Pardons. A few short years later and Express Pardons is no more. It goes to show that processing pardon applications is not as easy as some might like to think.
The company was founded on a dishonest note. The name Express Pardons obviously implies that they are/were able to process pardons faster than the next company. The truth is that we are all subject to the same delays incurred by the courts, local police, RCMP and the Parole Board. Seeing as Express Pardons is lo longer in business makes it pretty clear that there was never any advantage to begin with.
Express Pardons: Success and Failure
Sadly Express Pardons was able to generate a lot of interest when Bill C-10 was working its way through parliament. With so many people suddenly in a rush to get a pardon the misleading branding, marketing and advertising of Express Pardons was too much to resist for a lot of people.
Express Pardons also claimed to be the largest provider of pardon services after only a couple of years in business which was pure nonsense. My feeling is that Express Pardons was very good at signing people up. But since the transaction was always the priority it follows that actually processing the applications was not.
Express Pardons: What Now?
If you have lost money and time to Express Pardons and want to get your file processed properly by an organization that is still running strong feel free to get in touch. We would love to help and I give you my promise that you will have a much different experience this time around.
Call me personally. I am happy to try and help you out.
Michael Ashby x 227
Update: Express Pardons
It is confirmed that express pardons is out of business. Since I am sure that there are people researching this company online right now I decided to update this page with a little bit of information I have come across over the past few years on these guys. I don’t think it will help your case if you are looking to get anything back from Express Pardons but below are some websites that will show you are not the only one who got taken for a ride.
Express Pardons review on Yelp.ca
Express Pardons review on scambook.com
Another review on ripoffreport.com
In addition here are the two people responsible for taking your money. It looks like most of the other profiles and information online has been deleted.
Jared Church – Express Pardons Co-founder
Ainsley Muller – Express Pardons Co-founder
Update 03/11/2014: Still getting calls from former Express pardons clients but they are fewer and farther between these days. At this point if you are wondering what is going on I think it’s safe to say that there no chance whatsoever that you will ever see you’re money again. It would be best to cut your losses and begin again.