Last week a friend notified us that the name of one of our deceased relatives was listed in a newspaper public notice for unclaimed property. Actually, the same thing happened several years ago. We would never have known about this property unless someone happened to see it in the local newspaper, a paper we have no access to because we live in a different state.
Think maybe you may have some unclaimed property? Well, you don’t have to wait to read it in the newspaper or for your friend to call. There’s a website where you can check for yourself. Here’s the link:
MissingMoney.com is officially endorsed by NAUPA and the participating states and provinces. Our site will assist you in thoroughly searching all participating states to find your family’s missing, lost, and unclaimed property, money and assets.
MissingMoney.com has the most updated information for the state and provincial offices, their websites with contact information and property listings. Searches and claiming are always FREE. Information goes securely and directly to the state/provincial unclaimed property office.
Common types of unclaimed property include:
- Bank accounts and safe deposit box contents
- Stocks, mutual funds, bonds, and dividends
- Uncashed checks and wages
- Insurance policies, CD’s, trust funds
- Utility deposits, escrow accounts
The site also has a consumer bulletin listing some helpful hints to avoid your property getting lost in the system.
Maybe it’s worth a few minutes to check the site to see if you, or someone you know, has treasure buried in the government system just waiting to be found.