Trafford Trading Standards are today issuing a scam alert like no other, it is named the Funeral Director Scam.
Fraudulent phone calls are being made to recently bereaved people! scammers are calling the next of kin then claiming they are from Bereavement services and stating that their payment had been declined by the Funeral Director, the scammer then says they would need to take immediate payment over the phone by card.
Even worse is the scammer tells the person that if no payment is made they will have to cancel the funeral.
Phone calls like this are never made and its a scam! you must never give your card details over the phone to anyone you do not know, if you get one of these calls hang up immediately, then ring the Funeral Director yourself on another line.
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.actinfraud.police.uk or call 0300 123 2040