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Protecting Yourself From Fraud


Unfortunately, because of the actions of a few, the funeral service profession has received attention for wrongdoing and charges of fraud. As a consumer, you need to be aware of the criminal and unethical practices some providers may use and that you may face when planning a funeral. It will help to ask yourself the following questions:

  • How reputable is the business I am considering?
  • Does this business operate with strong consumer standards?
  • What are my rights as a consumer?
  • How do I know if I am being offered a fair price?
  • How can I ensure the best care for my loved one?
  • How do government regulations protect me?

Selected's Code of Good Practice

Since 1965, the members of Selected Independent Funeral Homes have followed a Code of Good Practice that insists on honesty and integrity at a time when consumers need them the most. This code of conduct even preceded the federal government's consumer protection standards.

Talk-Of-A-Lifetime

What people are saying about Selected members

"The overall service given to us was superior in every way. They go out of their way to serve you in a professional and kindly manner. Our funeral director was sympathetic, kind and professional. At times like that, you need someone of his character to lead you. I felt safe and I knew he was honest in his dealings."

– R.L.., Seguin, TX
Served by member firm Tres Hewell Mortuary

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