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Widow says business created fake order

Posted by: Jane Friedmann under Buyer beware, Scams, Seniors, Whistleblower Updated: June 13, 2011 - 11:47 AM
A Chanhassen woman whose husband recently passed away sorted through a pile of sympathy cards and bills and found a letter from a customized-gift company in Texas.
The letter, addressed to her late husband, said that his order for engraved paperweights was ready to ship and he needed to make a final payment online.
When the woman went online she found an order for four paperweights with her children’s names, a saying and a signature “love, DAD.”
“Anyone who knew my husband or knows my family knows that my children have always called [him] 'Papa,’” she said.
She believes that the company uses information from obituaries to take advantage of grieving people.
Have you ever received bills for items you never ordered?

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