MLB Baseball player Pitching up a Preneed funeral scam-Your Funeral Guy

26 Apr

Baseball Hall of Famer Andre Dawson is involved in a Preneed Funeral Scam

A baseball Legend Named Andre Dawson, owns a Funeral Home in Miami that  is not honoring Preneed or Prepaid Funerals. Dawson and his brother purchased the Funeral home along with it’s contracts. Because a former owner did not deposit and pocketed pre need funds Contracts for PRE NEED Funerals are not being allowed to stand! When Dawson purchased the funeral home he also bought and now owns the contracts.

This all sounds terribly familiar and similar to the Illinois Funeral Directors Association, and the National Prearranged Services Prepaid Funeral Scams.

A publicly funded organization that cares for poor and disabled adults is suing Miami baseball legend Andre Dawson, alleging that his family’s funeral home business reneged on a deal to provide prepaid memorial services and burials for deceased clients.

One man’s corpse lay in limbo for weeks because Dawson’s Grace Memorial Funeral Home refused to accept the remains, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Miami-Dade Circuit Court. via miami herald

The plaintiff  in this lawsuit is the  Guardianship Program of Dade County, a nonprofit agency funded by the county and state that acts as a public guardian for poor adults- Dawson is refusing to honor pre need or prepaid funeral contracts sold by the previous owners.

Dawson, a Hall of Fame outfielder who played for the Expos, Cubs, Red Sox and Marlins, did not return a phone call seeking comment. But his brother insisted that their company did not break an existing contract because the prepaid funerals and cemetery plots were sold illegally by a previous owner. “We are victims and just as innocent” as the Guardianship Program, Brown told The Miami Herald. via miami herald

The risk of purchasing funeral preneed is always the same, the funeral director or someone along the way may simply take your money.

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