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Imposters prey on families preparing for the funeral of a loved one

Alvaro Puig
We’re hearing about a new 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?
Consumer Alert

Scammers target loved ones of COVID-19 victims

Seena Gressin

Government imposters may have hit a new low with a scheme that targets the grieving survivors of people who died of COVID-19 by offering them help paying for their lo

Consumer Alert

Dealing with a deceased relative’s debt

Ari Lazarus

Especially during this time of crisis, dealing with the death of a loved one is hard. Dealing with a debt collector calling about their debts can make it even harder.

Consumer Alert

How is the Funeral Rule working for you?

Bridget Small

Many of us don’t have experience planning a funeral. When it’s time to make arrangements, we might ask friends and neighbors for information about local providers.


Funeral Terms and Contact Information

This article provides a glossary of terms you will encounter when planning a funeral, and offers a list of resources for more information.


Planning Your Own Funeral

To help relieve their families, an increasing number of people are planning their own funerals, designating their funeral preferences, and sometimes paying for them in advance.


Buying a Cemetery Site

When you buy a cemetery plot, the cost is not the only consideration. The location of the cemetery and whether it meets the requirements of your family's religion are important, as well.


Choosing a Funeral Provider

Many people don't realize that in most states they are not legally required to use a funeral home to plan and conduct a funeral.


Types of Funerals

Every family is different, and not everyone wants the same type of funeral. Funeral practices are influenced by religious and cultural traditions, costs, and personal preferences.