I am curious, I was listening to the latest "Exposing Pseudo-Astronomy" Podcast about Star Scams and got me to thinking. . . .
Two years ago, my Brother Paul died. I payed for a memorial tree to be planted for him.
There are many similarities in the presentation of the trees and the name a star scheme.
Now, I did try to look at the documentation and according to what I read, it would be a tree somewhere in the middle of the woods, no-where special, and probably one of hundreds if not thousands planted in a day. I don't consider that a scam although many people do likely think that the tree is somewhere in a park with their loved one's name and kids will play around it.
Still, is it a scam as in that they don't plant a tree and just take your money?