Treasurer Garrity Warns of Unclaimed Property Texting Scams

The Pennsylvania Treasury Department never sends unsolicited text messages.

Harrisburg, PA - Treasurer Stacy Garrity today warned Pennsylvanians that scammers are using text messages to target potential unclaimed property claimants. The Pennsylvania Treasury Department never reaches out to people in regard to any program, including unclaimed property, via unsolicited text messages.

“We have to constantly be on guard against scammers. I urge anyone who receives a phishing message about unclaimed property to ignore it and promptly delete it. Do not click on any links, and do not respond to these messages. If you have any concerns, reach out to my office. We’ll be very happy to help.”

Pennsylvania State Treasurer, Stacy Garrity

Treasury’s Bureau of Unclaimed Property can be reached by email at or toll-free at 800-222-2046.

The amount of unclaimed property currently safeguarded by Treasury totals more than $4 billion. Anyone can search the online database at any time to see if they have property waiting, and – if so – start the claim process online.

“About one in ten Pennsylvanians is owed some of the more than $4 billion in unclaimed property waiting at Treasury. We’re always working to return as much as possible to the rightful owners. The average claim is about $1,500, which can really make a difference in someone’s life, whether they need it to pay their bills today or want to save for the future.”

Pennsylvania State Treasurer, Stacy Garrity

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