Many debt collectors going after family members after death

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - Dealing with the death of a loved one is difficult enough. Now, imagine a high-pressure bill collector calling and demanding you pay your deceased family member's debt. It's happening more and more. But, in most cases, the debt died with the person.

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