I-Team Scam Alert: Unclaimed property scam

By: KAKE News Email
By: KAKE News Email

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TOPEKA, Kan- State Treasurer Ron Estes warns Kansans of suspicious postcards labeled as an “Unclaimed Property Notification.”

A series of postcards varying in color are instructing individuals to call a toll-free number and enter personal identification information. A recorded message then directs callers to search for unclaimed property at a website that is not the state treasurer’s official webpage.

The postcards, which are postmarked from Denver, have led to consumer complaints received by the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators (NAUPA) and unclaimed property administrators in multiple states.

Estes reminds Kansans that the state will never request individuals to provide personal information to a call-in number or charge a fee to return unclaimed property—both common indicators of scams related to unclaimed property.

Kansans who believe they may have unclaimed property available to claim at the State Treasurer’s Office should search the state’s official website, www.kansascash.com, or call the Unclaimed Property Division at 1 (800) 432-0386.

If there is a scam you'd like us to look into, e-mail David Marcus at david.marcus@kake.com

Example of Postcard

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