Inverness woman says scammers targeted father’s funeral

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Calum Ross, of Tom Ross and Sons Funeral Directors in Forres, urged people to be aware of the scams.

He said: “No funeral director is ever going to send you a friends request for a live stream.

“Secondly, no funeral director is ever going to ask you pay money to watch a live stream.”

Police Scotland said it had advice on its website about scams and frauds, external.

Meta, the company that owns Facebook, said: “We don’t allow fraudulent activity on our platforms, and we have removed the content brought to our attention.

“We are continually investing in protections against fraud for people who use our platforms and work closely with law enforcement to support investigations.

“We encourage our community to report activity like this to us and the police, so we can take action.”