Treasurers Seal
900 SW JACKSON ST., STE 201
TOPEKA, KS 66612-1235
Lynn W. Rogers
KANSAS STATE TREASURER
PHONE: 785-296-3171
FAX: 785-296-7950

PRESS RELEASE

For immediate release:                                                                 

January 5, 2021                                                                               

State Treasurer cautions Kansans about unclaimed property text messaging scam

Kansas State Treasurer Lynn Rogers is asking Kansans to ignore and delete any text messages received from unknown sources indicating the State Treasurer’s Office is holding their unclaimed property.

Over the past several months, the State Treasurer’s Office has received reports of Kansans who have received text messages which contain links encouraging the recipient to share personal information in order 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.”

The Kansas State Treasurer’s Office is the custodian of more than $400 million of 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.”

Kansans can visit www.kansasstatetreasurer.com and search for unclaimed property that may be due to them. As always, claiming your unclaimed property directly from the Kansas State Treasurer’s Office is free of charge.

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