Florida Warns of Unclaimed Property Scam

According to an article by Daniel Vasquez of the South Florida Sun Sentinel, the Florida Department of Financial Services (which runs the state's unclaimed property program) is warning of a scam by an agency calling itself the "Florida Department of Financial Restitution."  According to the article, the Department warns that the fake agency is asking for $600 to recover unclaimed property from the state.

As a reminder, if you are ever asked for payment in order to obtain "unclaimed" money from the state, get as much info as you can from the person requesting the money, then contact your state's (legitimate) unclaimed property office.  Links to the legitimate sites can be found through your state's homepage, or the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators.

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