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Massachusetts Office of Unclaimed Property Returns $500K At Single Event!

Massachusetts hosts in person unclaimed money events.  Last fall, at the Big E in West Springfield they returned over half a million dollars to fairgoers who checked their names in the state database. Half a million dollars might sound like a huge sum for a single event, but considering Mass. Has $3.4 BILLION in Unclaimed Money that is …

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More Than $400K In Unclaimed Money Returned in Louisiana

More than $400,000 went back into the pockets of Louisiana residents at the unclaimed property event at the Lakeside Mall on May 14, 2022, with one person getting $48,000. Louisiana State Treasurer John M. Schroder said, “We’ve had an unbelievable turnout, including a lot of senior citizens and veterans, who either don’t have computers, don’t …

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Pennsylvania Treasurer Warns Of Unclaimed Money Scammers

Stacey Garrity, the PA Treasurer, warned residents of the commonwealth that scammers are using text messages to target potential unclaimed property claimants. The Pennsylvania Treasury Department never reaches out to people in regard to any program, including unclaimed property, via unsolicited text messages. Scammers have good odds of tricking someone because so many people in …

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Texas Comptroller Boasts $2 Billion in Unclaimed Money Returned

Since Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar took office in 2015, his office has returned over $2 billion in unclaimed money and unclaimed property.  That money has been paid out to around 2 million individuals which is an average of nearly $1,000 per claim!  The Texas unclaimed money program has returned over $3 billion since its inception …

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Connecticut Unclaimed Money Outreach Efforts Lacking

Connecticut is one of about a dozen US states that have over $1 billion in unclaimed money and unclaimed property.  The number of unclaimed accounts sits at around 2 million residents with an average of $700 per claim.  This state has been a bit slow in its advancement of its claim process with online claiming …

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Ohio Legislature To Make Changes to Unclaimed Money Claim Process

The Ohio house of representatives recently passed a bill unanimously that would help with the unclaimed money claiming process.  Currently, the state of Ohio is holding over $3.2 billion in unclaimed money and unclaimed property.  Annually Ohio returns over $100 million, but the unclaimed money they have taken in is more than $250 million.  Due …

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South Carolina Holding Over $700 Million in Unclaimed Money

The state of South Carolina is currently holding over $700 million in unclaimed money according to a recent report.  During a time when holiday credit card bills begin to arrive, many residents of all states are looking for a way to make a few extra bucks.  In South Carolina, the state treasury office is working …

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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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Colorado Unclaimed Money Website Blocks Certain Names Including John Elway

The Great Colorado Payback website, Colorado’s unclaimed money website has been blocking certain names from its searchable database.  Certain prominent Colorado names including Denver Broncos’ legend John Elway have accounts with unclaimed money, but if you were to try and search them it would show no results.  Based on an investigation, there were nearly 100 …

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California’s Unclaimed Money Totals Grow To More Than $10 Billion

Despite record numbers in unclaimed cash returned, California’s unclaimed money totals have swelled to over $10.2 billion according to a report.  Last year’s total was almost a billion less in missing money that was reported this year at $9.3 billion.  The state is however ramping up its efforts to return that money, with over $250 …

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