Need Some Money? Check with Your State Treasurergreenspun.com : LUSENET : A.M.E. Today Discussion : One Thread
If you havn't already checked with your state treasurers office to search for any unclaimed property you may have left behind or "come into", you might want to log onto some state sites and run a search. I would advise you not to use the claim search companies who charge, because you can check the states yourself.
I ran a few of my relatives names through and I actually found some money for a couple of them. They had moved and the funds had been turned over to the state. I think it was an insurance refund. This is no lie. The states will only keep the money for anywhere from 3-5 years and each state is different, so if you have moved, know people in other states who may have left you something and no one could reach you or a variety of other reasons that you didn't receive the funds directly, you might want to check with some states and run your name through.
Run some of your elderly relatives through, sometimes the mail doesn't get delivered and they can't go and check on things. Run some of your deceased relatives through; that money should be in the hands of their relatives instead of the state treasury. Anyway, check this out and have some fun searching.
Write back if you've found any money in an unclaimed property search or know someone who has.
-- Anonymous, September 01, 2001
Checking the unclaimed property list released publicly, my mother found over $1,500 unclaimed by a deceased uncle, a few years ago. This is good information to share with others. Thanks for the information, information is power.
-- Anonymous, September 05, 2001