There are thieves that target those ho have died. It’s like “ghost hunting.” It is surprising where thieves can get your personal information. In fact, when you die you may not want to have your birth date in the paper. Why give the thieves more information?
Be sure to report the death of your loved one to the social security office by calling 1.800.772.1213.
Contact Medicare, your motor license bureau, the credit card companies that do credit reporting, and even their credit cards.
For more tips go to: www.idthefcenter.org and type in the word decreased.
There is a book worth reading called Scam-Proof Your Life published by Sid Kircheimer and published by AARP Books/Sterling.
Even thieves can run in ones family. They try to deceive other siblings of their fair share.