So, yesterday I get in the mail a letter from “Joe Blo” Investigation Agency located in Florida (I lived there from 95-02).
The letter says I have unclaimed money in the amount of $3,059.42, gives my past Florida address, my social security number, and my past employer.
They want $62.50 of that money for recovering it for me and will send me a check for the balance of $3,059.42. They want no money up front.
HOWEVER, what they do want me to supply them with is a copy of my current driver’s license and social security card and to sign the copy of the recovery agreement they sent me.
To help verify they are “legit” they provide a link to licgweb.doacs.state.fl.us along with their license number. It matched.
They also say they are a certified attorney and gave me the link of www.flabar.org and their attorney number. It matched. They did however state “there will be a phone number provided on that link, but please don’t use it as it is the number for my law firm, not my P.I. Agency”.
The address to which they want me to mail the info to them is a physical address (non P.O.Box) and matches the attorney address.
So, Is this legit??
They’re not asking for any bank account info, credit card info, or money up front, but they are asking for a copy of my D.L. and S.S. and my signature which scares the crap out of me with all the identity theft scams going on (I did mention that they already have my S.S. number).