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Lincoln Co. officials warn of funeral home scam

LINCOLN COUNTY (WAOW) - Lincoln County Sheriff's officials are sending out a warning about a new funeral home scam.

This comes after a Town of Merrill woman was contacted by a potential scammer after she posted condolences on a funeral home's website. Officials say the scammer got her e-mail address from her post, and told her she was the beneficiary of the deceased person's estate. The woman contacted police after the scammer asked for her bank information.

Sheriff's officials say the funeral home has since changed its website to keep e-mail addresses hidden.

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