BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Louisiana State Treasurer John Kennedy issued a warning Monday for citizens to be on the lookout for a new scam involving unclaimed property.
"Letters are circulating that claim to be from the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators, or NAUPA," Kennedy said in a written release.
"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."
Kennedy added NAUPA is a legitimate organization and does not distribute unclaimed property.
If you receive a letter similar to what is described, you should contact the Louisiana Department of the Treasury's Unclaimed Property Program at 1-888-925-4127.