Worried about what had happened to her pension checks, Martha Kruse called up her pension fund. She hadn't received any money in April and May and was starting to have difficulties paying her bills.
But the 82-year-old woman from a small town near Hanover in northern Germany wasn't prepared for the explanation she got.
"Don't get upset, but you died on Jan. 28," an employee at the Bundesknappschaft fund told her, adding that she should send back any checks she had received since then.
Full store here.