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What is Unclaimed Property

Be Aware of Fraud and Scams

Consumers Warned About Fraudulent Unclaimed Property Letters

As the official representative of the state unclaimed property programs, NAUPA is warning consumers to be on guard against fraudulent letters arriving via the U.S. Mail and in consumers' email inboxes alleging that they have unclaimed property. This particularly deceptive message is on fake NAUPA letterhead and requests money be sent to claim the property. (This same fraudulent information is often told to potential victims over the phone.)

NAUPA President and Utah Unclaimed Property Administrator Dennis Johnston assures the public that this is absolute fraud. "The state unclaimed property agencies themselves regularly contact rightful owners in an effort to reunite them with their lost property, but NAUPA does not notify owners of forgotten or missing funds. Our association does not do that," Johnston said.

If you received a letter or any communication that you need more information about, use the map on this Webpage to link directly to your state unclaimed property program officials.

Watch Out for Unclaimed Property Scams, State Officials Warn (Stateline, May 11,

Report suspicious unclaimed property email messages and Websites to the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)Click Here

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