Berkeley County South Carolina Sheriff's Office
January 21, 2020 - By :

Obituary Scams

Category: Financial Protection

These cover a variety of cons involving the sale of bibles, other religious items, and services that the con artist will claim were ordered by the deceased just prior to his or her death.

A variation of this can consist of a ruse entry in which someone claims to be a minister volunteering to counsel the victim. Once in the house, the con artist claims that he or she needs to use the rest room and uses the opportunity to commit theft.