Missouri treasurer warns of unclaimed property scam

Thursday, November 5, 2009 | 8:27 a.m. CST; updated 9:41 a.m. CST, Thursday, November 5, 2009

JEFFERSON CITY— Missouri Treasurer Clint Zweifel is warning people to watch out for e-mails telling them that his office may have some unclaimed property for them.

Zweifel says someone has been sending e-mails posing as an assistant state treasurer and attempting to obtain personal information so that unclaimed property can be returned.

He says his office never sends unsolicited e-mails regarding its unclaimed property unit.

Zweifel says the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Federal Trade Commission have been notified about the scam.

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