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How to locate unclaimed tax refund?

How to locate unclaimed tax refund? Topic: Recover letters
July 19, 2019 / By Amanda
Question: I received a letter saying that I have unclaimed tax refund from a company. They offer to recover the money for 40% of the recovered amount. Is there a government website where I can just check whether I have unclaimed refund and ask for the check to be send to my new address?
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Wallace Wallace | 8 days ago
I think you can check on IRS web site. (I heard it from tv long time ago) The letter sound little fishy..
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Wallace Originally Answered: Am I entitled to unclaimed inheritance?
This scam has been going around the internet for more than 10 years. You can't imagine how many I've received over the years all with the same message First of all what he is asking you to do is fraud and a felony that would land you in prison for up to 10 years if this were real. Second, you just can't claim to be next of kin because you share a last name. You would need to present your birth certificate, parents' marriage certificate, etc in front of a judge to prove you were related. Third, if you are not a Nigerian citizen you have NO rights to any money in Nigeria. Fourth, even if you were a relative of the deceased and named in the will, you would NEVER be notified by email for any reason. You would have received a certified letter in the mail from the probate attorney handling the estate on company letterhead in a company envelope with a copy of the will and a letter stating your portion and a date inviting you to their office for a formal reading of the will and to sign the papers. Want to have fun with the scammer - write back to say that it's such a coincidence but your cousin who also shares your last name works at the US Embassy in Lagos Nigeria. Say that you have spoken to your cousin and given him Power of Attorney over your affairs. Say that you have given your cousin his contact details and that your cousin will be in contact with him on Monday with an Embassy lawyer and a Nigerian lawyer who will schedule an appointment to come to his office to review all paperwork. Then wait for the excuses and see how quickly this "inheritance" disappears Just google "But both of you have the same last name so it will be very easy to front you as his official next of kin." to see this has already been reported http://www.scamshield.com/Sighting.asp?s... "I am Thomas Kean. I have emailed you earlier on without any response from you.On my first email I mentioned about my late client whose relatives I cannot get in touch with. But both of you have the same last name so it will be very easy to front you as his official next of kin." http://scamoftheday.com/wordpress/2012/0... "I am Barrister Charles arrand. I have emailed you earlier on without any response from you.On my first email I mentioned about my late client whose relatives I cannot get in touch with. But both of you have the same last name so it will be very easy to front you as his official next of kin. I am compelled to do this because I would not want the finance house to push my clients funds into their treasury as unclaimed inheritance." They are even sending it to people in Malaysia http://www.bharian.com.my/articles/KataT... “Good day, I am Barrister Richard Anderson. I have sent you a letter earlier on without any response from you. On my first email I mentioned about my late client whose relatives I cannot get in touch with. But both of you have the same last name, so it will be very easy to front you as his official next of kin. I am compelled to do this because I would not want the finance house to push my client’s funds into their treasury as unclaimed inheritance. If you are interested, do let me know so that I can give you comprehensive details on what we are to do. Sincerely, Richard Anderson.”

Ruby Ruby
Sounds like the company you received the letter from isn't directly connected with the IRS. Be careful with these types of letters. You should contact a tax professional or the IRS regarding this letter. Don't give out any personal information, might be a PONZI scheme.
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Mort Mort
Contact the IRS directly. If they owe you money and have a current address they will release the funds automatically. Ditto for the state tax departments in any states where you have lived and might be due a refund.
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Kelan Kelan
Presumably it's an uncashed property tax refund. The IRS doesn't have a public list and every time you file, the system picks up the new address.
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Kelan Originally Answered: Am I entitled to a car deposit refund, I have been trying to get them to refund the monies with phone calls et?
Unless you can prove the deposit was refundable all you can do is try to shame / embarrass the firm into giving you a refund - use your painting skills on billboards perhaps?

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