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    Mary
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    Everyone



    If this post is not allowed I apologize.



    I have always been a lurker. But I would like to warn everyone out

    there not to be as dumb as I was.



    My husband died of a heart attack Wednesday afternoon. The Tissue

    Donor Organization called asking if I was willing to donate his body

    tissue. I said yes because I am firm believer in tissue and organ

    donation. I answered all the questions (the phone calls are

    recorded). The girl was very polite and helpful.



    About ten minutes later she called back to give me the name of a

    funeral "planner" who could be helpful to me and would help me save

    money.



    Well, I called him and he explained some of my options. He gave me

    name of a funeral home. Asked me who recommended his name. Then said

    he would be sending me a $250 bill for his services. Of course he was

    nice enough to say I could make payments.



    Please do not be taken in by this person and warn your friends and

    loved ones.



    No, I will NOT be paying him anything!



    DO NOT let this turn you against donations they benefit so many

    people, just be careful.



    If you would like to verify this story send me a private email and I

    will give you his phone number.



    Mary

    m_c_rodg@yahoo.com










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    Chateau Chabot
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    I'm sorry for your loss.



    I'm not sure of the laws for your state, but I don't believe he can

    charge you anything unless he told you up front at the beginning of

    the conversation that his "services" were chargable and you agreed to

    the terms and rate.



    I would contact the better business bureau and report both the person

    who you talked to at the donation office and the person she referred

    you to. If this woman is working for a charitable organization, she is

    obligated to not do anything that will cause harm to the charity name

    and reputation. Calling the BBB should be free and who knows, they

    could already have other calls on file. I would also call the charity

    and let them know what this person is doing by referring clients to

    this man. She may be getting around their recording by stating he is a

    "funeral director" and making it seem legit. You will be helping

    protect others from their scam as well.



    If you gave out any financial information such as bank names,

    accounts, etc. be sure to contact your bank and let them know that you

    are not authorizing these people to touch your money, that they got

    your information fraudulantly. Be pro-active. Better to be safe and

    warn everyone up front than to fight for your money back should

    something happen down the road.



    I'm sorry that you had to go through this at all but during such a

    sad, stressful time is just terrible and speaks volumes about the

    character of such people involved.



    Thanks for sharing your story with us.

    AJ








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    Liss
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    > My husband died of a heart attack Wednesday afternoon. The Tissue

    > Donor Organization called asking if I was willing to donate his

    body

    > tissue.<<





    I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you.





    >> I said yes because I am firm believer in tissue and organ

    > donation. I answered all the questions (the phone calls are

    > recorded). The girl was very polite and helpful.

    >

    > About ten minutes later she called back to give me the name of a

    > funeral "planner" who could be helpful to me and would help me save

    > money.

    >

    > Well, I called him and he explained some of my options. He gave me

    > name of a funeral home. Asked me who recommended his name. Then

    said he would be sending me a $250 bill for his services.<<<



    Are you telling me they are charging you $250 for Donating tissues

    and organs???

    Please DO Post His Name,Number, Business Name and DONT send him a

    dime. I think this should be discussed with the District Atty's

    office.



    ~Liss








  4. #4
    Dee Bleau
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    I am so sorry for your loss as well. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Liss <liss@budget101.com> wrote:
    > My husband died of a heart attack Wednesday afternoon. The Tissue
    > Donor Organization called asking if I was willing to donate his
    body
    > tissue.<<

    I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you.

    >> I said yes because I am firm believer in tissue and organ
    > donation. I answered all the questions (the phone calls are
    > recorded). The girl was very polite and
    helpful.
    >
    > About ten minutes later she called back to give me the name of a
    > funeral "planner" who could be helpful to me and would help me save
    > money.
    >
    > Well, I called him and he explained some of my options. He gave me
    > name of a funeral home. Asked me who recommended his name. Then
    said he would be sending me a $250 bill for his services.<<<

    Are you telling me they are charging you $250 for Donating tissues
    and organs???
    Please DO Post His Name,Number, Business Name and DONT send him a
    dime. I think this should be discussed with the District Atty's
    office.

    ~Liss




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    Karen
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    Write down everything that happened so that you don't forget anything-

    report this to the police as a scam. Karen












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    pooh5497@yahoo.com>
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    I too am sorry for your loss and that you are having

    to deal with this crap on top of losing your husband.

    If I were you I would call your local news stations

    and have them do a story on it. They are able to put

    a stop to it better than the BBB sometimes. Reporting

    it to the BBB won't do much unless people actually

    look up the business before using it. Well obviously

    they are contacting people so those people wouldn't

    even find out that they were turned into the BBB

    before they are scammed as well. I am not saying to

    NOT report it, because you should. But sometimes you

    will find out that a company has 100s of complaints

    already.



    Anyway, please don't let them get away with this. The

    reason they have been able to do it in the past is

    because people give up and just pay them or not report

    them because its easier.



    Amy

    --- Chateau Chabot <frugal-living@chateauchabot.com>

    wrote:



    > I'm sorry for your loss.

    >

    > I'm not sure of the laws for your state, but I don't

    > believe he can

    > charge you anything unless he told you up front at

    > the beginning of

    > the conversation that his "services" were chargable

    > and you agreed to

    > the terms and rate.

    >

    > I would contact the better business bureau and

    > report both the person

    > who you talked to at the donation office and the

    > person she referred

    > you to. If this woman is working for a charitable

    > organization, she is

    > obligated to not do anything that will cause harm to

    > the charity name

    > and reputation. Calling the BBB should be free and

    > who knows, they

    > could already have other calls on file. I would also

    > call the charity

    > and let them know what this person is doing by

    > referring clients to

    > this man. She may be getting around their recording

    > by stating he is a

    > "funeral director" and making it seem legit. You

    > will be helping

    > protect others from their scam as well.

    >

    > If you gave out any financial information such as

    > bank names,

    > accounts, etc. be sure to contact your bank and let

    > them know that you

    > are not authorizing these people to touch your

    > money, that they got

    > your information fraudulantly. Be pro-active. Better

    > to be safe and

    > warn everyone up front than to fight for your money

    > back should

    > something happen down the road.

    >

    > I'm sorry that you had to go through this at all but

    > during such a

    > sad, stressful time is just terrible and speaks

    > volumes about the

    > character of such people involved.

    >

    > Thanks for sharing your story with us.

    > AJ

    >

    >









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    donnalawn@verizon.net>
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    My sympathies for your loss and it really is sad that people would take

    advantage of people at this time of their lives.











    =====================

    From: Mary <m_c_rodg@yahoo.com>

    Date: 2008/01/26 Sat AM 07:39:04 CST

    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com

    Subject: Budget101.com : I AM SO UPSET





    Everyone



    If this post is not allowed I apologize.



    I have always been a lurker. But I would like to warn everyone out

    there not to be as dumb as I was.



    My husband died of a heart attack Wednesday afternoon. The Tissue

    Donor Organization called asking if I was willing to donate his body

    tissue. I said yes because I am firm believer in tissue and organ

    donation. I answered all the questions (the phone calls are

    recorded). The girl was very polite and helpful.



    About ten minutes later she called back to give me the name of a

    funeral "planner" who could be helpful to me and would help me save

    money.



    Well, I called him and he explained some of my options. He gave me

    name of a funeral home. Asked me who recommended his name. Then said

    he would be sending me a $250 bill for his services. Of course he was

    nice enough to say I could make payments.



    Please do not be taken in by this person and warn your friends and

    loved ones.



    No, I will NOT be paying him anything!



    DO NOT let this turn you against donations they benefit so many

    people, just be careful.



    If you would like to verify this story send me a private email and I

    will give you his phone number.



    Mary

    m_c_rodg@yahoo.com












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    Elizabeth Farnsworth
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    <FONT face="Georgia" color="#000080">Mary, I'm so sorry for your loss! I lost my father to (it was sudden)lung cancer last easter sunday.
    <FONT face="Georgia" color="#000080">
    <FONT face="Georgia" color="#000080">I would write a certified letter to the Tissue Doner Organization detailing the conversation and her recommendation to the
    <FONT face="Georgia" color="#000080">funeral "planner" and detail your conversation with him and let them know he told you he would be billing you $250.00 "after" he spoke with you.
    <FONT face="Georgia" color="#000080">The donation center may not know this "planner" is doing this.
    <FONT face="Georgia" color="#000080">
    <FONT face="Georgia" color="#000080">I would also send a letter, perhaps the same letter to said "planner" stating he used unfair practices and heshould have given you the option to "opt" out of his so called "services".
    <FONT face="Georgia" color="#000080">He should have told you up front that he has fees and for that matter so should the donation center, both should have told you that it would cost x amount of $$ and given you the option to say no thanks, <FONT face="Georgia" color="#000080">instead of taking advantage of a grieving widow. Tell them you will not be paying any such bill for his "so called" advice/services and they should have told you up front about any fees.
    <FONT face="Georgia" color="#000080">Tell them that you may report him/them to the BBB and post about their unfair practices on the net, if they don't dismiss this so called bill!
    <FONT face="Georgia" color="#000080">Certify both letters, return receipt requested.
    <FONT face="Georgia" color="#000080">
    <FONT face="Georgia" color="#000080">Again i'm so sorry for your loss!!
    <FONT face="Veranda" color="#f0000a">Elizabeth Farnsworth

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    [quote]
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Liss
    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com
    Sent: Saturday, January 26, 2008 6:15 AM
    Subject: Budget101.com : Re: I AM SO UPSET






    > My husband died of a heart attack Wednesday afternoon. The Tissue
    > Donor Organization called asking if I was willing to donate his
    body
    > tissue.<<

    I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you.








 

 
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