I cant blame them for trying. The paperwork involved in reporting the death and getting it shipped to anywhere is horrendous. Much easier to report it at home and deal with all the paperwork in your own language.
I remember a time back in America when to guys took a dead man to claim his pension, they put the man in a wheel chair and took him along and said he was asleep, however they got caught when the pension people tried to wake him up.
I saw this story this morning and almost wet myself laughing. Having slapped myself for having such a perverted sense of humour I then considered posting it on the Forum but decided that perhaps not everyone would share my bad sense of humour. How wrong I was!!!!