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Letter to the editor: Carefully consider personal details in obituaries to help prevent scams


Last updated 10/14/2020 at 11:31am

I was sorry to read that the grandparent scam has recently been used successfully in Mukilteo. ( ) The same scam affected my family several years ago when criminals impersonated my son and obtained a far larger sum of money from my mother through several Western Union money orders.

In addition to precautions noted in the article, I would like to suggest that people carefully consider the level of detail provided in obituaries and other written memorial material. The fraud occurred soon after the passing of my father, and our family had posted an obituary that includ...

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