Exploiting the Bereaved

If you’ve ever received an odd telephone call shortly after a loved one’s passing, you may have heard from a con artist who takes advantage of people who are in mourning.

Please take a look at Sid Kirchheimer’s article in the current (March) issue of AARP Bulletin.  He describes some of the common tactics used by dishonest people to exploit a person’s death, and offers advice on how to avoid being taken advantage of if your family is targeted that way:

https://www.aarp.org/money/scams-fraud/info-2018/scams-using-obituaries.html?intcmp=AE-MON-R1-C3

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