Did you know that 30 million accounts on Facebook belong to the deceased? It is very easy to sign up for a social network or set up an email account nowadays, but it turns out to be quite troublesome to close one, as each service has different requirements and complex processes to close or memorialise accounts.

As a result, many deceased persons’ accounts remain active, which makes them susceptible to hackers and identity thieves. The mourning friends and family members continue to receive birthday notifications, updates and other people can post on their accounts, leading to emotional distress.

Making sure your digital estate is handled correctly after your death will save your loved ones time and money after you are gone.