Please be aware that fraudulent phone calls are being made to recently bereaved people.
Scammers are calling the next of kin, claiming to be from Bereavement Services and stating that their payment had been declined by the Funeral Director and that they needed to make an immediate payment over the phone by card. The scammer claimed if payment was not made they would cancel the funeral.
Calls like these would never happen and should you receive such a call, please hang up and either wait for half an hour or use a different phone to call the funeral director on a number you have found yourself. Scams are always bad, but at a time like this, this is totally despicable so please take care and NEVER give personal or financial details to anyone you do not know.
Take a moment to check things out and please share this information with friends, relatives and neighbours. Report scams to
ActionFraud at www.actionfraud.police.uk or call 0300 123 2040
Posted on Friday 1st May 2020