FTC fails public by burying funeral home violations

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Cleveland Plain Dealer
July 21, 2012

The Federal Trade Commission's enforcement of the Funeral Rule is a covert operation from beginning to end.

Each year, the FTC sends teams of undercover shoppers to several dozen funeral homes to make sure consumers get the price lists that homes are required by law to hand out.

Each year, it finds homes that violate the rule.

And each year, the violators are allowed to pay penalties – in secret.

Read the full article in the Cleveland Plain Dealer

Thanks to the HVCC Mortuary Science Alumni & Student Assoc for alerting us to this article.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 26 July 2012 21:02 )  
Comments (3)
1 Monday, 30 July 2012 09:42
Nila Fordyce
It sounds as if the FTC is as bad as these so called professionals in the Funeral Home Business. The Funeral Homes and their Owners/Directors have one of the worse reputation as a profession in the country. It is a true travesty that these people prey on the weak and emotionally fragile. Consumer Reports and "Clark Howard" the well known Consumer Advocate/Economist out of Atlanta, says "Be Ware"--there are a lot of bad ones out there.

These so called professionals desperately need to have stricter laws and regulations placed on them. And it is crying shame that the FTC can't even be trusted.
2 Monday, 30 July 2012 09:46
Ray Fordyce
If you can't trust the FTC to help the general public against these egregious people--then something is fundamentally wrong here.
3 Monday, 30 July 2012 09:49
Ray Ford
If you can't trust the FTC to help the general public against these egregious people--then something is fundamentally wrong here.

These so called professionals are allowed to make their own "Funeral Rules" and get away with it.

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