Harrisburg, PA - Treasurer Stacy Garrity today warned holders of unclaimed property that an email which may appear to be from the Pennsylvania Treasury Department was not sent by Treasury – and it appears to be a phishing scam.
The suspect email thanks the recipient for attending an event about unclaimed property and indicates that a “certificate” is ready for download. This email did not originate from the Pennsylvania Treasury Department, and anyone who receives it should not click on the link to download the “certificate.”
Any holder with questions about the veracity of an email claiming to be from the Pennsylvania Treasury Department’s Bureau of Unclaimed Property can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-379-3999.
Any claimants with questions can email email@example.com or call 800-222-2046.
For more information about Pennsylvania’s unclaimed property program, visit patreasury.gov/unclaimed-property.