No legitimate company will ever ask for personal information via email.
Huntington Beach, CA (PRWEB) August 10, 2012
With searches for unclaimed money increasing, so have unclaimed money scams. Many companies have recently emerged with different ways to scam the public out of their unclaimed money. Since most people are unaware of unclaimed money, this makes scamming much easier, since the odds of getting caught are reduced.
Most states among the United States are urging citizens to be mindful of online unclaimed money scams. The unclaimed funds scams apparent today come in multiple forms: fraud, email, and identity theft.
One company has been sending out emails to residents notifying them of an inheritance from a deceased relative in unclaimed money. These emails ask for personal information, which then can be used to forge fake documents. “No legitimate company will ever ask for personal information via email. Before entering any personal or private information on the internet, make sure the website is secured. That will help prevent trouble in the future,” Nicole Anderson, CashUnclaimed.com’s spokesperson, reported.
Some companies have been charging membership fees that grants access to unclaimed money searches. Once these searches are conducted, the forms submitted to the government turned out to be fake documents. The website is set up to steal personal information, submit fake documents for applications for unclaimed money, and auto-debit bank accounts monthly for various services, without approval.
With many new unclaimed money companies emerging, it is hard to decipher between the legitimate, honest companies, and the scams. CashUnclaimed.com’s public relations spokeswoman, Nicole Anderson, urged, “Residents should only use a reputable site for unclaimed money searches.” One tip Nicole Anderson provided was to check the BBB Ratings for a website before it is used to conduct these searches.
CashUnclaimed.com is a great company to use when conducting unclaimed money searches. Despite their low monthly membership fee. They provide one of the largest databases to search from. CashUnclaimed.com’s membership allows the subscriber to have unlimited searches for the duration of their membership. They also provide great tips on how to prevent unclaimed money in the future, along with other great money management tips.
Unlike the companies mentioned, Cashunclaimed.com also has an A+ BBB rating, making it one of the best, legitimate websites to use when searching for unclaimed money, and their website is McAfee secured, so information can’t be leaked. They have also been an established company for almost 10 years now.
The best way to prevent being scammed is by keeping updated with unclaimed funds searches. There are many legitimate companies available for searching for these lost funds. However, before using a company to search with, check the BBB rating and if it’s secured before entering any personal information.