FUNERALS and RIPOFFS
MEDIA and RESEARCHERS: 17 Documents (more than 80 pages) - the most extensive, truthful information about the industry on the Internet
(These research documents, many of which appeared when the site began in 1995, have been updated through the years. Updating continues.)
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A) Overview of the Industry and these 17 Documents (Very long. Being updated)   1) Introduction, Exposés   2) Planning a Funeral. Embalming

3) Caskets, Photos, "Protective Seal" Casket Fraud, Prices (Being updated)    3A) 2009 Casket Prices     4) Mortuary Prices (Prices being updated)

5) Industry "Profit System"   6) Abuse Nationwide   7A) Rip-off Categories, A   7B) More Rip-off Categories, B   8) Advice to Media   9A) Resources

9B) TV Investigative Reports, 1   9C) TV Reports, 2   10) Letters, Comments   11A) Prepay Plan Contracts, Fraud   11B) Refunds, Lawsuits

12) BASIC ADVICE (Summary of these documents)   13) Short Version of these Documents.

 D1-Intro, Exposes | D2-Plan, Embalm | D3-Caskets, Decorate | D3B-"Protective Seal" Casket Fraud | D4-Mortuary Prices | D5-Industry System | D6-National Abuse | D7A-Ripoff Categories A | D7B-More Ripoff Categories B | D8-Media Advice | D9A-Resources | D9B-TV Reports, 1 | D9C-TV Reports, 2 | D10-Letters, Comments | D11A-Contracts | D11B-Refunds, Lawsuits | D12-BASIC ADVICE | D13-Shortened Entire Documents
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5A) JOYFUL, CREATIVE FUNERAL to celebrate a friend's NEW LIFE!
       He is celebrating and wants you to celebrate with him.
          Don't have the usual dreary funeral that focuses on a
             dead body that he/she put aside and doesn't use anymore.
         
Mortuaries coax families to focus on a dead body to help
             
cheat every famiiy with outrageously-priced caskets.

     Joyful Celebration of one family is fully described.
     
Photos and ideas for celebrating, decorating. Colorful folders, guest book.

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6) ASSISTANCE with EMOTIONS and GUILT FEELINGS of many
        adults, youths and children when there is a
miscarriage, death of a baby
       
or child, teen suicide, or other deaths.  Advice.  Suggested services.

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7) IMPORTANT TASKS long before death; at death; after death.

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8)  130+ DECEPTIVE TACTICS used to rob YOUR family
            by mortuaries, cemeteries and prepay plans in every
             city. Gifts (bribes) to pastors of most large churches.

       130+ tactics listed and explained ONLY on this site.

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9)  FAQ - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS and
       
Q&A - Questions and Answers - Visitors' questions

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10)  DON'T BELIEVE FALSE INFORMATION presented by FTC, NFDA,
             
Sen. Chris Dodd in U.S. Senate Hearing, Suze Orman site, the hosts of TV
             programs. READ examples from sites, TV, magazines, newspapers, books.


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11)  ART and PHOTOS from newspaper and TV
              investigations, and other reports.  
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12)  READ ARTICLES from Money magazine,
             U.S. News & World Report, Consumers
             Digest
, Kiplinger's (Some will appear shortly.)
          Investigations by national TV programs and
             local TV stations of the
nationwide fraud. Reports of IFIC committee findings.

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13)  A CENTURY OF FRAUD by the funeral industry and most local mortuaries
            since 1903. Statements of experts through the century.

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14)  UNJUST "PROFIT SYSTEM" of the industry - designed to enable every
             neighborhood mortuary
to obtain highest-possible rip-off and profit.
         
ABSOLUTE SECRECY is enforced throughout the industry about: wholesale
             casket prices
; 130+ deceptive tactics; harmful caskets; high markups; high
             profit; low pay to employees; and bribes of clergy, hospital, hospice staffs.

         
Secrecy is enforced by FEAR (damage to mortuary buildings and vehicles,
             threat of bodily harm, threat to cut off supply of caskets to a mortuary).


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15)  NAMES of FAIR mortuaries, prices in various states. (Being compiled)

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16) (Page in development)

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. © 1995-2013 Interfaith Funeral Information Committee - Founded 1983 .
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Bribes to
clergy
New: Folders
and Pictures
INFORMACIÓN FAMILIAR ESENCIAL
Información verdadera -- necesitada inmediatamente
cuando su familia tiene una muerte, o espera una,
o considera un plan prepagado.





Como Arreglar por un Funeral
y evitar los precios injustos y tácticas engañosas
de
casi todas de las funerarias, cementerios y planes prepagados.



PRECIOS JUSTOS:  Funerales con Ataúdes Bonitos de Metal: $2,200,
no $4000-$10,000.  Cremación: $700, no $1,500-$2,500+.
ESSENTIAL FAMILY INFORMATION
Truthful information -- needed immediately
if a death occurs, or one is expected,
or if considering a prepay plan.


How to Arrange for a Funeral
and avoid the unfair prices and deceptive tactics
used by
most mortuaries, cemeteries and prepay plans.3



FAIR PRICES:  Funerals with Beautiful Metal Caskets: $2,200,
NOT
$4000-$10,000.  Cremation: $700, NOT $1,500-$2,500+.


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17)  MANY CHURCHES ASSIST THE RIP-OFF  (Many mortuaries offer gifts
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bribes) to ministers/priests to get them to mislead families. Catholic dioceses
          operate mortuaries and plans that rip-off families of thousands of dollars each.

18)  HOW IT'S DONE: Embalming, Cremation, etc. (with photos)
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FAIR PRICES.
and a
PHONE
NUMBER
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can call to get
FAIR-PRICED
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Daily ADS
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and: Funerals-Advice.org
A)  HOME page -- WELCOME

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B)  LIST OF TOPIC PAGES

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1)  FOUR IMPORTANT STEPS BEFORE arranging funeral, cremation, prepaying


   1.  The MOST IMPORTANT STEP:   KNOW WHAT A FAIR PRICE IS,  

                                          then  FIND A FAIR-PRICED MORTUARY!

                If you skip this step - you WILL BE CHEATED of thousands of dollars.
               Most
neighborhood mortuaries have outrageous high prices
               (shown in
black below). So, check prices outside your neighborhood.
      CLICK underline above to FIND a FAIR-priced mortuary. (Two methods)
       HOW TO PHONE for CORRECT prices. Many give false prices (phone,ads)

  2. Use a church for all services. Avoid nearby high-priced mortuaries.


  3. Don't buy GASKET caskets. Fake "protective gaskets" damage every body.


  4.  Don't buy prepay plans. Salespersons' fraud. High prices."Fine print" fraud.


    FAIR PRICES to seek:
     FUNERALS with Beautiful Caskets: $1,800-$2,400. NOT $4,000-$12,000
     CREMATION (complete, all refrigeration): $645-$800.  NOT $1,500-$3,000
      CASKETS, beautiful models, colors:  $620-$900.   NOT $2,000-$6,000
         (Mortuaries pay $420-$700 wholesale; PROFIT:  $1,580 to $5,300 each)
     PHONE mortuaries or local FCA for prices. Don't pay more than shown here!



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1A) CREMATION - Complete information: Many frauds. Price phoning FORM.


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2)  COLOR BROCHURE: "Top Secret" Wholesale
         
& FAIR prices for caskets, funerals, cremation.
       
Money magazine's warnings about Prepay
           
Plan dangers: salespersons, "fine print".
       
Obtain a free copy. Legal and funeral advice.

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3)  BEAUTIFUL CASKETS: Various brands. TRUE wholesale prices, profit.
 
Recommended caskets, with photos: $620-$900 - FAIR price to families.
 
"Top Secret" CORRECT wholesale prices - kept secret for 100 years to
         
HIDE high profit ($3,500 profit on many caskets) by your neighborhood
         
mortuaries that claim "honesty." Wholesale and profit revealed ONLY
         
on this one site. (Not fake "wholesale" listed on other sites to defraud you)

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4)  FRAUDULENT, destructive "Protective seal" GASKET caskets.
         YOUR FAMILY probably always bought these. They have
       
 SEVERELY DAMAGED EVERY BODY of
         
your family. Morticians coax all families
          to buy them for high profit (up to $3,000
          profit each) despite KNOWING that they
         
BLOAT and DAMAGE every body.
       Many EXPLODE daily in mausoleums. Kept secret 100 years to enable high profit.
   Commercial & Catholic cemeteries HIDE damage to help mortuaries' high profit.

       Explained ONLY on this one Internet site; with photos of the harmful gaskets.

  How to easily obtain NON-GASKET caskets - SAFE, beautiful, cost less.
       Hundreds of models. Many hide them to
force you to buy costly, destructive ones.
       
Ask to see color photos that all mortuaries have. Delivered free in two hours.
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OVERVIEW: Read through this list for an OVERVIEW of the funeral industry's unjust
prices and tactics - and suffering inflicted on families by your neighborhood mortuaries.

ONLY site on the entire Internet revealing the TRUE "Top Secret" wholesale casket prices
that families and media need to calculate the amount of rip-off by their local mortuaries.



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