The North Carolina Board of Funeral Service
is warning of an insurance scam targeting people who have recently
lost loved ones.
Two incidents, one involving a funeral home in Hendersonville
and another in Goldsboro, were reported to the board.
Officials say a male caller identified himself as an insurance
company representative and told family members that the deceased
person had a life insurance policy with the company.
The person then asked for a credit card number and might have
asked for money to be wired.
Funeral service board director Paul Harris says those who have
suffered a recent death in the family should be very cautious when
dealing with financial and insurance matters.