Funeral Home Scam: A Call to Action
Funeral Home Scams

The Scam: Impersonating Funeral Home Staff

At Traction Law Group, we are committed to safeguarding the rights of families during their most vulnerable moments. We recently found an alarming article published by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) highlighting a new, despicable funeral home scam targeting grieving families. We believe it’s crucial to spread awareness about this issue and provide guidance on protecting yourself and your loved ones from such malicious acts.

The FTC reports a new scheme where scammers impersonate funeral home staff to prey on mourning families. These imposters claim that the funeral will be canceled unless the family pays more immediately. This reprehensible act is unethical and illegal, and knowing how to identify and avoid such scams is essential.

How to Spot and Avoid Funeral Home Scams

  • Resist the pressure to act immediately: Genuine businesses will give you time to make decisions. Anyone who pressures you to pay or provide personal information immediately is likely a scammer.
  • Contact the funeral home directly: Use a phone number you know is real, not one provided by the potential scammer. If you’re unsure, you can find the contact information on the General Price List provided by the funeral home.
  • Know how scammers ask you to pay: Scammers often ask for immediate payment in ways that are hard to trace and make it difficult for you to recover your money. Be wary of anyone insisting on payment via wire transfer, cryptocurrency, or gift cards. Also, never deposit a check and send money back to someone.

If you or someone you know has been a victim of such a scam, report it to the FTC at

Traction Law Group: Your Advocate in Times of Need

At Traction Law Group, we specialize in handling cases of funeral home negligence. If you believe you have been a victim of a scam or negligence related to funeral services, we are here to help. Our team of experienced lawyers will guide you through the legal process, ensuring your rights are protected, and justice is served.

Staying vigilant and informed is crucial to protect yourself and your loved ones from scams. If you have any questions or need legal assistance, please get in touch with us.

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