What could be worse than leaving a funeral, only to find that your personal items and/or personal information have been stolen?


It’s difficult to imagine that mourning the loss of a loved one and recognizing the accomplishments of their life at a memorial service could be curtailed by someone else’s ill intent.  Sometimes, being insured isn’t just as simple as purchasing an insurance policy.  It could also include removing yourself from positions that put you at risk.
Within the last year there have been several alarming reports of theft during funerals, including a Fort Lauderdale theft ring who stole from the cars outside of funerals (check out that   article 
here), and a German woman stealing from homes during funerals (and that article here). 

In cases like these, the reason burglars knew the victims were vulnerable was mostly due to the announcements made in regard to the funeral.  Obituaries and articles in the newspaper usually say when and where the services will be held to inform those who would like to attend, but most would not expect that it would be taken advantage of.  Obviously, the issue is not announcing a funeral.  The issue is failing to take the proper precautions after the announcement.

But in addition to making the proper arrangements, speak with your agent about your home and auto policies to make sure that, in the Once you've made the announcements, make arrangements for someone to house-sit; clear your vehicles of expensive belongings, lock and secure them, and even consider private monitored parking for the day of the service.

The most important precaution you can take is to speak with your insurance agent about your coverage to make sure that in the event of such a crime, you are as prepared as you can be.

Get a free auto or homeowners quote from CLH today!


 
      
      Follow this link to an article with     
        a few simple tips concerning
          the prevention of car theft 

        


 Posted by Melissa Caratachea                                  

 

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