Preying upon mourners suffering a recent death is one of the cruelest swindles. The con artist obtains information from death notices and sends authentic looking bills to the family who pays them without question. Other postal frauds involve soliciting orders for non-existing products, chain letters and sending merchandize that was never ordered.
|How to avoid:
- Verify all questionable bills.
- Contact the Better Business Bureau before ordering from any unknown company.
- Avoid using a credit card for mail orders.