Naupa Unclaimed Property
August 8, 2011 by staff
Naupa Unclaimed Property, State Treasurer Rob McCord today warned Pennsylvanians in finding a fraudulent email, unsolicited is making its way to inboxes around the world. E-mail, purportedly from the director of the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators (NAUPA), suggests that the recipient is owed to 2.8 million in cash from an abandoned cargo Hartsfield International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia
“This spam really validates the old adage,” If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is, ‘”McCord said the Bursar.” If this email finds its way into your inbox, be overlooked – and certainly not to respond with the requested personal information. ”
Treasurer McCord explained that the email asks recipients to reply with your full name, address, telephone number, age and occupation. Those who have responded to the email supposedly poorly drafted a response address of the person in question to provide additional information to a lawyer in the UK.
While NAUPA is a legitimate organization, Treasurer McCord said that usually does not get in touch to claim the goods.
“NAUPA – that brought this scam to our attention – is a great organization that does a good job supporting programs of state government unclaimed property, but the association does not usually reach citizens proactively alerting them of outstanding obligations “said Treasurer McCord. “That’s our job here at Treasury, and we are proud to do well.
“The email scams such as this undermine good public service we try to offer people meet with property they own by right.”
Many companies offer to reunite people with unclaimed property for a fee, the treasurer said McCord, but any individual or organization may seek www.patreasury.org free property. Finance estimates that 1 in every 10 Pennsylvanians has unclaimed property.
Since taking office, the Treasury has become more and McCord 235 million in-unclaimed property to its rightful owners.
For more information on the unclaimed property program or to find the property that belongs to you, visit www.patreasury.org.
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