Publishing Guide To Avoiding Funeral Scams

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Working to make sure bereaved family members don't get ripped off.

News Image worked with former law enforcement officials to create the guide. is set to release a guide on how to make sure consumers aren't taken advantage of after a loved one has passed away, the company announced yesterday.

“It's sad to say, but there are many people who attempt to take advantage of bereaved family members after a death has occurred,” an spokesman said. “We feel that is the worst type of crime we can think of, and want to do what we can to help people avoid being scammed this way.”

There are many different types of ways that people can profit off of someone's death, he said.

“Some funeral homes will try to push you into spending more than you can afford,” the spokesman said. “Some companies will claim your family member owed them money when they didn't. Other creeps will try to break into your home during the funeral! Our guide talks about all of these types of scams and how people can avoid becoming a victim.” worked with former law enforcement officials to create the guide, he said.

“It takes people step by step for everything you need to be on the lookout for, and then shows you easy and sensible solutions to keep yourself from being taken advantage of,” he said. “We consider this guide our way to be a good corporate citizen.”

The guide will be published in the members' area of the site, he said.

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