Don't trust that trust

Popkin, J.; Mannix, M.
June 1992
U.S. News & World Report;6/22/92, Vol. 112 Issue 24, p86
Announces that attorneys and Better Business Bureaus across the country report a rash of scamsters selling the living trust documents over the phone, door to door or through seniors' seminars. High-pressure tactics; The victim typically pays $1,000 to $3,000; There may be no need for a living trust; Where to write to get a free booklet on living trusts from the American Association of Retired Persons.


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