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Division of Unclaimed Funds warns of website scam

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The Division of Unclaimed Funds is warning Ohioans about a recent website scam.

The website is titled neverclaimed.com, and asks consumers to pay a fee to have their missing money returned.

According to a news release from the division, the website tells people they will receive their missing money after paying fees ranging from $12 to about $30. 

It does not cost anything to retrieve unclaimed funds from the division, and the website is not affiliated with the division, according to the release.

The website has also provided false details regarding Ohio properties and fraudulent claim forms, according to the division.

This form cannot be accepted by the division.

The release says some scam victims found the website via online search engines.

However, others were called by the company with the phone number 866-955-1623.
"We are committed to returning to Ohioans what is rightfully theirs," Division of Unclaimed Funds Superintendent Yaw Obeng said. "Unfortunately, others aren't, and this scam is taking money out of Ohioans' pockets instead of putting it back."
Ohioans searching for their unclaimed funds are encouraged to work directly with the division, either online or by calling 877-644-6823.

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