Ky. treasurer warns about misleading unclaimed property postcards

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) - Kentucky State Treasurer Todd Hollenbach has a warning about misleading unclaimed property postcards that some Kentuckians have been receiving in the mail.

Hollenbach says the postcards do not have the official Kentucky State Treasury letter head. They're usually green, blue, yellow, or orange, and tell the recipient to call a toll free number with a provided personal ID number.

"The majority of these mailings are coming in the form of a postcard with a Denver, Colorado postmark and an unclaimed property message notification," Hollenbach said in a news release.

Hollenbach says according to the National Unclaimed Property Association, the post cards are being mailed out by debt collectors.

"If you receive one of these notices," Hollenbach said, "I'd advise you not to call the number or provide any information. Call us instead."

You can contact the Kentucky State Treasury toll free at 1-800-465-4722.

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