Martin Chee with eClosure from Sydney, Australia explains their service for closing down the emails and social media accounts of a deceased person – also known as digital assets. This digital estate planning company launched its U.S. service at the 2014 National Funeral Directors Association convention and expo.
Even if the family does not have passwords, with a death certificate and a form of ID, eClosure can take care of closing Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Google+, Yahoo Mail, Microsoft Mail and other accounts. Each provider has their own set of requirements to close accounts.
Next of kin fill out an online form detailing which digital assets they’d like to close, their relationship to the deceased, provide proof of ID, such as a drivers license, passport or other identity card, and proof of the death, such as a death certificate. The fee of $150 is securely processed by PayPal. It only takes about five minutes to fill in the form.
The company offers a 100% money back guarantee and all accounts will be closed within seven days. The team at eClosure includes directors Pouyan Afshar, a lawyer specializing in corporate and administrative law, Martin Chee, a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) and partner in an accounting firm, and Pedram Afshar, a corporate banker with management experience in government and private practice.
With all the changes a family faces when there’s a death, it’s nice to know this service exists to simplify the confusion when shutting down digital accounts.
For more information, visit eClosure.co.
Recorded at the 2014 National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) Convention and Expo in Nashville, Tennessee by Gail Rubin, CT, The Doyenne of Death®, host and author of the award-winning TV show and book, A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die.