It has been brought to our attention that someone has been contacting sellers by text message and wanting to send them a check for more than the asking price of their cemetery plots. Then they want you to send the additional funds to funeral directors, doctors, lawyers or other persons. These scammers can come up with some pretty outlandish stories and try almost anything to get your money. A legitimate buyer is not going to give you any stories or expect you to help them in any way, they just want to purchase your plots. A legitimate buyer will meet with you at a public place, such as the cemetery to go over details of the sale (never meet anyone alone) and sign the proper paperwork. A legitimate buyer will call you at some point in the transaction to discuss details. Most of the time a buyer is from the area and will speak English.
Nobody is ever going to send you extra money. It is not your responsiblity to help anyone make payments to anyone, especially funeral directors, doctors or cemeteries. Remember you are selling which requires you to receive money, not send it.
Never send money or give out personal information.
If you find yourself in a situation that you do not understand or perhaps something doesn't seem right, contact Toledo Plots at 419-557-2011 or the Toledo Police Department at 419-245-3340
The scam below has been reported to the fraud division of the Toledo Police.