Alert from Legal Claimant Services: Fraudulent Postcards Being Reported in 5 States
Suspicious postcards sent by an unauthorized sender have caught the attention of the team at Legal Claimant Services. Fraud notices have been issued warning residents who may have received the postcards to refrain from giving out personal information. Representatives from Delaware, Kentucky, Maine, Nebraska, and West Virginia are encouraging residents to exercise caution and do not respond to these postcards.
Kentucky and Delaware officials have instructed recipients to ignore the postcards and not provide any additional information or responses. According to Kentucky Treasurer Todd Hollenbach, the mailings are postcards with a Denver postmark and are usually green, blue, yellow, or orange. Hollenbach said the postcards are not related to Kentucky’s Treasure Finders program and advises anyone who has received a mailing to contact the National Unclaimed Property Association (NAUPA) or the treasurer’s office.
Similarly, Delaware’s State Escheator David Gregor has advised state residents to be on the lookout for postcards stamped with “Unclaimed Property Notification” and a toll-free number. Gregor emphasized that these postcards were not sent by any Delaware agency and recipients should not provide personal information.
We feel it is our duty to report and provide notification to those who are potentially affected as well as instill confidence in those who utilize the account recovery services from Legal Claimant Services. Fraudulent activity is always monitored and reported to ensure a safe and successful account recovery process for heirs and beneficiaries that use Legal Claimant Services.
As a reminder, Legal Claimant Services sends property postcards in an effort to notify heirs and beneficiaries regarding an unclaimed account to which they may be entitled. Following extensive research, the Legal Claimant Services team identifies the rightful owner and performs outreach efforts to reunite estate representatives, heirs, and beneficiaries with dormant and/or lost accounts.
If you have received a postcard from Legal Claimant Services, we encourage you to contact your Account Executive via telephone, mail, or email to begin the account recovery process and receive answers to any questions or concerns you may have. For additional questions or information on Legal Claimant Services or the services we provide, please contact us at Questions@LegalClaimant.com.