Stimulus Bill Covers Funeral Cost Reimbursement, but Criminals Are Going After That Money

Maurie Backman, The Motley Fool
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Stimulus Bill Covers Funeral Cost Reimbursement, but Criminals Are Going After That Money

The pandemic has taken the lives of over 500,000 Americans, leaving their families to not only mourn the passing of loved ones, but also bear the expense of funeral costs. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently launched a program that reimburses some of the funeral costs for those who died of COVID-19. Scammers pretending to be government agents or FEMA representatives are calling mourning families and offering to help them apply for funeral assistance.