In the past few days, they're some readers who coming to my blog with a keywords, "BNM unclaimed money" or "BNM wang tidak dituntut". All the readers come to my old post; Bank Negara unclaimed money. When they're too many readers coming to some particular post, I always check if they're some new news about it anywhere.
When your bank account has not been active (no transaction) for a period of seven years, the account will be classified as unclaimed moneys. Prior to the funds being transferred, banking institutions will send notices requesting the customers concerned to reactivate or close their accounts. The unclaimed money transferred to "Registrar of Unclaimed Moneys" under the Unclaimed Moneys Act 1965. The Registrar of Unclaimed Moneys work under the Accountant General's Department and not under Bank Negara Malaysia.
When I Search for more information today, look like a group of scammer has been using the unclaimed money as a way to fraud people for their money. You will be receiving an email/letter that say the company has been appointed by Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) or Accountant General's Department to manage your unclaimed money. The company say that you're required to pay them 20% of the unclaimed funds as processing fees to the department. The scammer might be using names of people who worked at the central bank or Accountant General's Department to gain confidence. When you reply and transfer the "processing fees", they will be gone.
To be sure, you can contact Registrar of Unclaimed Moneys at:
Pendaftar Wang Tidak Dituntut
Jabatan Akauntan Negara Malaysia
Bahagian Pengurusan Amanah dan Sekuriti
Tingkat 42, Menara Maybank,
100, Jalan Tun Perak
50050 Kuala Lumpur
Tel.: 03-2034 1850
Fax: 03-2072 5707/03-2026 7430
You can also check online for list of unclaimed money to see if you or your family or your business, have funds to be reclaimed from the Accountant General at www.umaca.my. Just go to that website and enter your name or Identity card number to search. This is a free online index by UMA Compliance Administration Sdn Bhd that has been started since 2010.