TOPEKA, Kan. – State Treasurer Lynn Rogers is warning Kansans of an unclaimed property text messaging scam.
State Treasurer Lynn Rogers says Kansans should ignore and delete any text messages they get from unknown sources indicating that the State Treasurer’s Office is holding their unclaimed property.
According to Rogers, over the past few months, his office has received multiple reports of Kansans that have received these messages that contain links that encourage the recipient to share personal information to claim their property.
“Our Unclaimed Property Division does not utilize text messaging as a means of contacting individuals or conducting state business,” said Kansas State Treasurer Lynn Rogers. “These messages should be ignored and deleted. When we communicate with people about unclaimed property, we do so by e-mail or letter, never by text messages.”
Rogers said the Kansas State Treasurer’s Office is the custodian of over $400 million in unclaimed property, which is property that has been reverted to the State for safekeeping.
“One of the best services we offer is helping return lost money to the people of Kansas,” said Treasurer Rogers. “We take pride in providing high-quality service to Kansans, and that includes having safeguards in place to protect their personal information.”
According to Rogers, Kansans can visit kansasstatetreasurer.com and search for unclaimed property that may be due to them. He said as always, claiming unclaimed property directly from his office is free of charge.