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Scammers pose as government agents and pretend to help people apply for funeral assistance programs meant for surviving family members of covid-19 victims.

The scam could start with a robocall asking for a loved one’s details. Scammers also check death announcements, obituaries, and even social media to reach potential victims.”

— Timothy Benson

SOFIA, BULGARIA, February 14, 2022 / — A new breed of scam targets millions of families looking for financial help from government funeral assistance programs that help pay for burial costs.

In the United States, a particular program is being run by The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The program aims at covering costs up to $9,000 to help pay for burying covid-19 victims.

However, scammers are targeting potential applicants with intentions to steal personal data. Some demand banking…

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