Ask Ashley: Do you really need to give your SSN for unclaimed property?

One in ten Missourians have unclaimed property. is a free service where you can get your money.

Plug in your name and see if there's anything for you.

Kim emailed Ashley Reynolds and asked:

It says I'm owed $669. I have to put in my social security number and other personal info, but I am hesitant to give out my information unless I'm sure this is legit and not a scam.
Do you have any advice?
Thank You!

"We need to verify that someone is not taking your money, who is acting like they're you ... so there's a process. If it makes people feel more comfortable they can talk to somebody in our office. If they want to call the office that's fine," said Eric Schmitt, Missouri State Treasurer.

The website requires the last four digits of your social security number.

Remember, you should never have to pay to get your money. If they ask you to send money, you're on the wrong website.

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