Just to show how completely wretched scammers can be, the latest COVID-related fraud features government imposters trying to rip off the grieving survivors of pandemic victims.

They are doing it by playing off a legitimate relief program that helps qualified survivors pay the funeral expenses of loved ones lost to the coronavirus.

That program, managed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, began April 12 and pays up to $9,000 in funeral and burial expenses incurred after Jan. 20, 2020.

The process begins when applicants contact the agency (at 844-684-6333) — and not the other way around.

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Even before the program officially started, FEMA said it had received complaints about scammers contacting…

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