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New Illinois system makes claiming cash, property easier

The Illinois treasurer’s office announced two new ways to claim cash and property — “eClaim” and “Fast Track.” Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs is the custodian of unclaimed property including lost bank accounts, insurance policy proceeds, and forgotten safe deposit boxes. Items are surrendered after private entities tried for at least five years to locate … Continue reading “New Illinois system makes claiming cash, property easier”

February 16, 2018

It’s no hoax — the state of Washington may be holding money for you

At first glance, you might think it’s a fake website. But Washington state’s Department of Revenue unclaimed property site — claimyourcash.org — is 100 percent legitimate, and can be used to help residents find money that was supposed to be theirs, but somehow never made it to them. Ming Ming Su-Brown, an Enumclaw resident, was recently archiving … Continue reading “It’s no hoax — the state of Washington may be holding money for you”

February 12, 2018

MISSOURI STATE TREASURER RETURNS $45 MILLION IN UNCLAIMED PROPERTY IN FIRST YEAR OF TERM

Missouri State Treasurer Eric Schmitt reportedly made history by returning more Unclaimed Property in his first year than any previous treasurer in the state’s history. According to a news release, Treasurer Schmitt recently announced he returned $45 million in Unclaimed Property during his first year, surpassing the previous record of $29 million. Schmitt said “This … Continue reading “MISSOURI STATE TREASURER RETURNS $45 MILLION IN UNCLAIMED PROPERTY IN FIRST YEAR OF TERM”

February 10, 2018

Are you owed money? Ohio’s unclaimed fund hits $2.6 billion

The state’s unclaimed funds account holds $2.6 billion waiting to be returned to rightful owners, according to the Ohio Department of Commerce. Uncashed paychecks, abandoned rent or utility deposits, items left in safety deposit boxes, undelivered stock certificates and other money ends up in the hands of the state for safe keeping. Ohioans may check … Continue reading “Are you owed money? Ohio’s unclaimed fund hits $2.6 billion”

February 6, 2018

Does Iowa Owe You Money? Go On A Treasury Hunt

DES MOINES, IA — The state treasurer’s office is holding on to more than $316 million owed to Iowans, despite publicizing the unclaimed property via legal notices, by contacting media, maintaining a website and even at a booth each year at the Iowa State Fair. The unclaimed property can be anything from forgotten savings or … Continue reading “Does Iowa Owe You Money? Go On A Treasury Hunt”

February 4, 2018

These 75 southern Idahoans have unclaimed property worth more than $100

Elma Glenn of Buhl and Timothy L Harms of Rupert have unclaimed property. It’s money in some form, and the state wants to give it back. The Idaho Treasurer’s Office provided this sampling of 75 people with unclaimed property valued at more than $100 whose last known addresses are in southern Idaho. To check for … Continue reading “These 75 southern Idahoans have unclaimed property worth more than $100”

February 2, 2018

South Dakota state treasurer contacting unclaimed property owners

PIERRE, SD – Be on the look out for a letter from the South Dakota state treasurer. It could be your ticket to unclaimed money. State Treasurer Rich Sattgast’s office says the Unclaimed Property Division will be sending letters to the potential owners of money and securities recently received by the office. The letters will be … Continue reading “South Dakota state treasurer contacting unclaimed property owners”

January 31, 2018

Over $585 million in unclaimed property waiting to be claimed in Oklahoma

If someone told you that that there may be free money waiting for you in a vault somewhere, I hope alarm bells would start ringing. They certainly did for me when I discovered the unclaimed property fund. We live in a scam-ridden society and by this point most folks are aware that anything that sounds … Continue reading “Over $585 million in unclaimed property waiting to be claimed in Oklahoma”

January 29, 2018

Is the state of Illinois holding your unclaimed money?

Lake County officials are reminding people the Illinois state treasurer’s office is holding $2.5 billion in unclaimed funds for Illinois residents. The state holds these lost funds until they are claimed by the original owner or their heirs. Property is returned at no cost with the proper identification. To see if the state is holding … Continue reading “Is the state of Illinois holding your unclaimed money?”

January 24, 2018

Unclaimed property program returns $313 million to Florida residents

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis announced Tuesday that the Florida Division of Unclaimed Property returned $313 million during the 2016-2017 fiscal year, the highest figure in the program’s history. Patronis says more than 513,000 individual claims were paid throughout the year, and nearly five million claims have been paid since the program … Continue reading “Unclaimed property program returns $313 million to Florida residents”

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