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State treasurer warns of unclaimed property scam

Written by Radio Pennsylvania | May 28, 2017 9:35 AM
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Pennsylvania Treasurer Joe Torsella

(Harrisburg) -- Pennsylvania's Treasurer is warning of a new scam involving unclaimed property. 

State Treasurer Joe Torsella says notices are being sent out informing Pennsylvanians that the state is holding money or other valuables which belong to them, and they can claim it for a fee.

The letters or emails bear the letterhead of  the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators.

"What makes this scam particularly troubling is that there is such an organization and someone out there is using the title to dress-up an old fashioned con," Torsella said.

Torsella says the state never charges a fee for reuniting property with its rightful owner.

You can find out about unclaimed property at patreasury.gov,.

 

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