MA Residents Are Getting Hit By “Unclaimed Property” Scams
Monday, October 24, 2016
According to Treasurer Deborah Goldberg’s office, “Official unclaimed property notices will never direct owners to pay money, whether for processing fees, tax payments, or otherwise, when searching unclaimed property or filing a claim.”
This is just one of the most recent mail or Internet scams.
There are a number of ways to discern official Treasury notices from scam notices.
It is unknown how many Commonwealth residents have been victimized by the scam.
Letters will be mailed from Boston, Massachusetts with a return address; they will direct owners to an official http://www.mass.gov/ website; and they will bear the official seal of the State of Massachusetts along with the signature of the Treasurer.
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