BATON ROUGE, LA – State Treasurer John Kennedy warned Louisianians today to be on the alert for a new scam involving Unclaimed Property.

“Letters are circulating that claim to be from the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators, or NAUPA,” said Treasurer Kennedy. “The letters instruct people to purchase a Federal State Registration Stamp in order to claim a sweepstakes award that’s ended up in Unclaimed Property. The letters warn that the sweepstakes will be liquidated with the proceeds divided between NAUPA and a charitable organization unless money for the stamp is sent. This is a scam.

NAUPA is a legitimate organization. However, it does not distribute Unclaimed Property. Anyone receiving such a letter should contact the Louisiana Department of the Treasury’s Unclaimed Property Program at 1-(888)-925-4127.

Michelle Millhollon
(225) 342-0012