Zweifel warns of missing property scam

Jul 29, 2013

Clint Zweifel
Credit Office of Treasurer

Missouri Treasurer Clint Zweifel is warning of a scam email about unclaimed property.

The state treasurer says the email claims recipients are owed millions of dollars through the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators. The email states an audit found the property. It seeks the recipient's name, email address and phone number.

Zweifel says his office does not charge to return unclaimed property and that anyone with questions about the legitimacy of an email should contact his office. He urged Missourians to forward suspicious emails to his office.

The National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators is real — but it does not notify individuals of unclaimed property.