West Virginia Treasurer says unclaimed property claims soar after woman receives six-figure check

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) — W.Va. Treasurer John Perdue says phone calls to his office’s unclaimed property division have spiked after more than $290,000 was returned to a former West Virginia resident.

A 90-year-old woman named Louise received the check Nov. 8 at the State Capitol.

Treasurer Perdue says his office received 358 phone calls that day, more than 5 times the regular amount.

The following day 260 people called the office to see if they had unclaimed property.

According to a release, in the 24 hours following the presentation, new online claims were filed on 375 properties.

Perdue’s office also tells WSAZ they received more than 145 calls between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. Nov. 8 when both Louis and Perdue appeared on First Look at 4.

Click here to read more on Louise’s story and for information on how you can check to see if you have unclaimed property.

Source: http://www.wsaz.com/content/news/WVa-Treasurer-says-unclaimed-property-claims-soar-after-woman-receives-six-figure-check-457255923.html

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