Scammers impersonate funeral home staff to prey on mourning families. Can it get any lower?
By Alvaro Puig, U.S. Federal Trade Commission – reprinted
There’s a new funeral home scheme that involves imposters preying on people who are grieving the loss of a loved one. The imposters pretend to be from the funeral home and say that, unless the family pays more money immediately, the funeral will be canceled. Can you imagine anything more despicable? That’s why we want to alert members of the funeral industry about the scam and hope other businesses will warn their employees and people in their community.