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$6 Million In Unclaimed Money Returned To Former Wyoming Resident

A former Wyoming resident recently had $6.72 million worth of shares returned to him.  This was by far the largest claim ever paid out in Wyomings history of unclaimed property claims.  The name of the company was not published in the article, but it was 16,000 shares of a software company valued at $420 per …

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Rhode Island’s New Initiative Returning Unclaimed Money To Small Businesses

In order to help those small businesses struggling due to the pandemic, Rhode Island Treasurer’s office is outreaching to businesses who have unclaimed money.  According to a report, two local businesses in Cranston, Rhode Island were just reunited with money owed to them that the state has been holding.  The two businesses, just south of …

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Ohio Ready To Return $3 Billion | Maine Offers Unclaimed Money Map

The state of Ohio is in the Billion when it comes to unclaimed money and unclaimed property according to a report.  The Buckeye state is currently holding over $3 billion in missing money and property.  This past Feb 1st was National Unclaimed Property Day which was created by NAUPA (National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators) which is …

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Unclaimed Money Returned in Maine Sets Record | Louisiana Voters To Decide To Put Unclaimed Property In Trust

Unclaimed money returned in the last fiscal year (2019) set a new record for the state of Maine according to State Treasurer Henry E.M. Beck.  In this period, the state returned $17 million in unclaimed funds to over 30,000 current and former Maine residents.  That is an average of nearly $600 per claim!  These totals …

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Utah To Hold Unclaimed Money Webathon | Louisiana Helping Businesses Find Unclaimed Funds

State Treasurer David Damschen thought like most, this pandemic and struggling economy would increase searches for unclaimed money.  Not the case according to a report.  March was a steady month in terms of online searching, but there was actually a dip in unclaimed property searching in April. Last year, the division reunited some $29 million …

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Michigan Launches New Unclaimed Money Website | Check Out Connecticut’s New Big List for Unclaimed Money

Michigan launched a new state of the art unclaimed money and unclaimed property website recently, allowing residents to easily claim their unclaimed funds.  The new website has easy search options for visitors and also allows you to check claim status online.  Unclaimed money reporting is also easier as it is also able to be submitted …

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Unclaimed Money in Illinois Over $2.8 Billion | South Carolina Unclaimed Money Giveback Totals Over $700,000

Residents of Rock Island, Illinois who visited the town office in early September were greeted by a member of the Illinois State Treasurers office who was hoping to reunite them with unclaimed money or unclaimed property owed to them.  As part of the Treasurer’s office’s outreach program they travel from town to town asking residents …

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Illinois Unclaimed Money Nearing $3 Billion

Thanks in large part to the large city of Chicago and surrounding areas, Illinois unclaimed money and unclaimed property accounts total over $2.9 billion.  In the last two years alone, Illinois Treasurer Mike Frerichs’ office and their Illinois Unclaimed money department returned over $300 million in unclaimed funds to its rightful owners.  According to a report, …

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Unclaimed Insurance Policies Over $350 million in California

In California there is close to $9 billion in unclaimed money and unclaimed property with over $350 million of that in unpaid insurance claims.  Occasionally the California State controller’s office will do routine audits of business to ensure they are following the law in regards to unclaimed money.  Legally all companies are required to turn …

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