AUGUSTA – The Maine State Treasurer Terry Haynes is warning Mainers to use caution when accessing suspicious websites.
Haynes said new scams promising to return unclaimed property for a fee are targeting Mainers through unofficial websites and notices in the mail.
He stated there is a legitimate unclaimed property program and the easiest way to tell the difference between the real one and the scam, is if you are asked for payment information. Haynes said there is never a fee to review the list of unclaimed property or to claim it.
Unclaimed property can be cash and other financial assets that are considered lost or abandoned when an owner can’t be located after a specific period of time.
You can view unclaimed property lists here; https://maine.unclaimedproperty.com/Property/SearchIndex or www.missingmoney.com.