Dear Abby opposes Trolling for Preneed Funeral Cost. Even the National Funeral Directors Association( NFDA did an article on this one). When you visit a traditional Funeral Home watch for trolls on Funeral Cost.Over a year ago Dear Abby posted a letter on what you can run into at a traditional funeral home…someone trolling for prearrangement funeral cost(s)
“A funeral home trolling for business from grieving friends and relatives of the deceased mother and daughter two days after the granddaughter’s funeral? And to use the signed book (to receive memorials) for names, addresses and phone numbers to “promote business” is, in my eyes, unconscionable! Your thoughts, please.
This is the old bait and switch trick applied to funeral homes & funeral cost.
Dear Abby’s response:
“DEAR DORIS: Just when I think I have seen it all, a letter like yours lands on my desk.
Whether the person who called you was the funeral director or a salesman, that person is his own worst enemy.
“People with such little sensitivity for the feelings of others should not be in a people-oriented profession.
If that man’s employer reads this, I strongly recommend that he be relegated to the back room, where the individuals he deals with are far beyond the cares and concerns of this world.”
The full story can be read here:
The obituary and memorial card were a part of this scam.
watch for trolls in traditional funeral homes.
More information can be found here including average funeral cost.:
Rest in Peace: Insider’s Tips to the Low Cost Less Stress Funeral by R Brian Burkhardt and Matt Bacak. #1 International Best Selling Author Jason Oman also gave thumbs up to this book. This book is published by Morgan James Publishing.
Your Funeral Guy, R Brian Burkhardt, Funeral Director, Author, Blogger, State of Illinois