Treasurer warns of solicitations A recent mass mailing has been sent into South Dakota informing recipients they may be entitled to unclaimed assets and asking for a handling fee of $12.95.
"It is very clear that the perpetrators of this current scam are using the State Treasurer's Web site to gather information for these mailings," Larson said. "This information is available free to anyone with internet access at www.sdtreasurer.com or www.missingmoney.com. Citizens who do not have internet access can call the State Treasurer's Office at 605-773-3379. No one should have to pay to have their property returned."
These solicitations often come from places like Corpus Christi, TX, or Boca Raton, FL, and target households headed by senior citizens. This most recent mailing, however, comes out of Sioux City, IA.
Larson is requesting that anyone who has been contacted by this mailing to contact his office where staff will research your claim at no charge.