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West Virginia Hands Out Largest Unclaimed Money Check In State History

In West Virginia they set a new record with the largest unclaimed money payout to a single claim in their history. According to a report, Thomas Hunter was presented with a check for over $1.7 million in lost money. His parents had set up a trust in his name and as is the case most …

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Unclaimed Money Can Help With Holiday Bills

Anyone go a little overboard with their holiday shopping?  Unclaimed money can be a way to pay off some of those credit card bills for some folks.  Unclaimed money or unclaimed property are made up of lost or abandoned accounts containing cash and or items.  These accounts can be lost bank accounts, gift cards, stocks, …

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Military Unclaimed Money Accounts In The Millions In Arizona

Moving is one of the top reasons money can become unclaimed.  People move and forget to forward their address of notices are sent after the forwarding of their mail has expired.  One of the largest groups who move with great frequency are US military members.  They typically have 2-3 years in one spot before being …

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Unclaimed Property Includes Military Medals

Veterans Day is November 11th and its always important to honor those who have fought for our country.  Unclaimed property can be lost cash, security deposits or other monetary items, however they also can include tangible property.  Some of those items can be contents of security deposit boxes and typically include jewelry, currency and sports …

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Massachusetts Unclaimed Property Going Up For Auction

Massachusetts is about to release a treasure trove of unclaimed property it has been holding and put it up for auction.  Periodically states will hold auctions for the tangible property they possess to clear out space for the new unclaimed property it is receiving on a daily basis.  The big ticket items in this auction …

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Unclaimed Money Scams – How To Spot A Fake

As unclaimed money and property awareness comes more and more into the forefront, so do scammers looking to make a quick buck.  Recently in Memphis, Tennessee a resident received communication from a lawyer in Canada claiming to help the individual recover unclaimed permanent life insurance from a deceased relative worth $10.6 million.  Lets call this …

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$1.4 Million in Unclaimed Money Checks Mailed in This State

Rhode Island has just mailed out its latest batch of unclaimed money checks to its current and former residents that are owed money.  Over 4,000 checks were sent all over the state, totaling more than $1.4 million averaging $350 per claim.  Since it’s initial mailing in 2017, this program titled Your Money by state Treasurer, Seth …

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Ohio Unclaimed Property Held For Its Rightful Owners

Ohio unclaimed property totals span over $3 billion in unclaimed money and actual property. In addition to uncashed checks and insurance policies there is actual property left behind waiting to be claimed. Ohio is a rare state in that it holds onto its unclaimed property indefinitely, waiting for the rightful owners to claim it. These …

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Unclaimed Savings Bonds, States Sue To Include In their Unclaimed Money Programs

As we know, states across the US return hundreds of millions in unclaimed money annually and efforts in recent years have increased dramatically. Many states are looking to add to their coffers by getting access to their residents unclaimed savings bonds from the US Treasury. Savings bonds go back to to WW I and II …

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