Uncover Your (Hidden) Unclaimed Property

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Often owners ‘pass on’ leaving the heirs to collect the money…if they ever learn about it!

There is a lot of money held by  the Oklahoma Secretary of State that has  never been claimed.

Often, it is almost impossible to find some money due to the ‘interesting’ ways the accounts were filed.

The Office of the State Treasurer does not  have the time to provide us with all the following tips that we have learned. Some owners ‘pass on’,  leaving the heirs to collect the money…if they ever learn about it!  We  have seen money there for the heirs of a gentleman who was in the 1891 Land Run! 

As you can imagine  there is a lot of money held by  the Oklahoma Secretary of State that is never claimed.   We are just ordinary citizens who put this info together to help you claim what is rightfully yours. 

Start with this: link to the Oklahoma State Treasurer where it is updated every business day as money comes in, so check it often! 

Even if you find some $ today…..try these to uncover any ‘hidden’ money you have waiting to be collected.

1.) Check your name this way using the towns where you have lived:

  • First name only (in the last name field)  use the city, and then do it again without a city,)
  • First and middle name only (in the last name field)  use the city, and then do it again without a city)
  • First and last name (in the last name field) use the city, and then try it next without a city,)
  • Last name,  but don’t use a city
  • Last name   + the word Estate (in the last name field)  use the city, and then try it next without a city,)
  • Last name   + the word TTE (in the last name field)  use the city, and then try it next without a city,)
  • Last name   + the word Heirs (in the last name field)  use the city, and then try it next without a city,)
  • Last name   + the word LIFE  (in the last name field)  use the city, and then try it next without a city)     (This is so it will put up life estate or life tenant, if it is there.)
  • Last name   + the words To The Estate  (in the last name field)  and use your city, and then try it next without a city,)

2.) Next,  use one of the following words in bold,  to uncover hidden money. It will pop up with names behind it and it might be exactly who you are hoping to find.

  • Beneficiary (in the last name field)   use the city, and then next try it without a city
  • Bypass (in the last name field)   use the city, and then next try it without a city
  • Children of (in the last name field)  use the city, and then next try it without a city
  • Devisee (in the last name field)   use the city, and then next try it without a city
  • Est (in the last name field)   use the city, and then next try it without a city
  • Estate  (in the last name field)   use the city, and then next try it without a city
  • Estate of     + last name (in the last name field )   use the city, and then next try it without a city
  • Estate of     + first name (in the last name field)   use the city, and then next try it without a city
  • Executor (in the last name field)   use the city, and then next try it without a city
  • Executrix (in the last name field)   use the city, and then next try it without a city
  • Family (in the last name field)    use the city, and then next try it without a city
  • Family Trust (in the last name field)  use the city, and then next try it without a city
  • Grandma (in the last name field)   use the city, and then next try it without a city
  • Grantee (in the last name field)   use the city, and then next try it without a city
  • Grantor (in the last name field)   use the city, and then next try it without a city
  • Grandchildren (in the last name field)    use the city, and then next try it without a city
  • Husband (in the last name field)  use the city, and then do it again without a city,)
  • Initials  (try them separated like this: J C and together like this: JC)  or all three initials DJW (in the last name field)  use the city, and then do it again without a city)
  • Invest (in the last name field)  use the city, and then do it again without a city)
  • Investment (in the last name field)   use the city, and then next try it without a city
  • Misspelling  of a last name, etc. (in the last name field)  use the city, and then next try it without a city   (One account sat for decades because the first letter of the last name was incorrectly typed with an ‘F’ , instead of a ‘G’ and it didn’t have a city connected to it!)   (Or maybe  a letter was left out when it was typed.) Note: Try using nicknames, common misspellings or when applicable, maiden name.
  • Mister (in the last name field)    use the city, and then next try it without a city
  • Mr. (in the last name field)   use the city, and then next try it without a city
  • Mrs. (in the last name field)    use the city, and then next try it without a city
  • Relatives (in the last name field)    use the city, and then next try it without a city
  • Revocable-  use the city, and then next try it without a city
  • Sir (in the last name field)  use the city and then next try it without a city
  • Succsrs (in the last name field)  use the cityand then next try it without a city
  • Successors(in the last name field) and then next try it without a city
  • Succession (in the last name field)    use the city, and then next try it without a city
  • Suspense (there might have ever been oil money in your family)   (in the last name field)   use the city, and then next try it without a city
  • The –(Yes, seriously put simply THE in the last name field)   use the city, and then next try it without a city
  • Testamentary (in the last name field) use the city, and then next try it without a city
  • Titles –such as Doctor or a military title such as Sgt, or for a judge try Honorable,  for someone in the ministry: Rev.* or Pastor (yes, Benny Hinn is showing up in there!) and for Catholics try Sister or Sisters and Father.        *when checking under Rev  you will need to show the town  (in the last name field)  use the city, and then next try it without a city   Also check it with the last name and beside it put their title such as Jones  Colonel
  • Trst (in the last name field)   use the city, and then next try it without a city
  • TTE– (in the last name field)  use the city, and then next try it without a city
  • Trust (in the last name field)   use the city, and then next try it without a city
  • Truste– (in the last name field)  use the city, and then next try it without a city
  • Trustee (in the last name field)  use the city, and then next try it without a city
  • Trustees – (in the last name field)  use the city, and then next try it without a city
  • Trustor– (in the last name field)  use the city, and then next try it without a city
  • Tr– (in the last name field)  use the city, and then next try it without a city
  • TRT – (in the last name field)   use the city, and then next try it without a city
  • Undivided- (in the last name field)   use the city, and then next try it without a city
  • Unidentified– (in the last name field)  use the city, and then next try it without a city
  • Wife (in the last name field)  use the city, and then next try it without a city

To see the whole town type an alpha character (example: A or B or C etc) into the  last name field plus the city (Then go to the next  letter of the alphabet, until you go all through the alphabet.)  (Click for a few towns  that we have checked already.)

Also, try putting the name of your city in the last name field. (Example: Drumright) There may be money for your town or city in there.  If you make the town aware of it, it might be used to help your community be a nicer place.

Even if you see money that belongs to someone else  is a lot of fun to be able to tell the rightful owners about it!  

If the person listed is a deceased relative or friend, only the rightful heir can claim this item. States require  legal documents to be submitted for verification; examples include a will and death certificate.  

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This was in the Tulsa World legal notices  5/19/2019

Unclaimed Property in the City of Tulsa.

The City of Tulsa writes checks and releases escrows and deposits to vendors, employees, and citizens. When those checks go uncashed or escrow owners cannot be located they are considered unclaimed property and our goal is to try to reunite the property with its rightful owner. (Some of them go back to 1997. All property unclaimed on May 26, 2021 will be considered abandoned.) Is any of it yours? https://www.cityoftulsa.org/unclaimedproperty

This list is separate from Unclaimed Property held by the State of Oklahoma.

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THERE MAY BE MONEY IN OTHER STATES BELONGING TO YOU!

There are hundreds of thousands of  belongings across the U.S. any of  which may  belong  to you, or to a parent or relative.    Check nationwide on these two sites:  www.missingmoney.com and www.unclaimed.org

Not all states are represented in the above link so look by the individual  state (below). There are forms there to download to get your money, at no charge.   

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If you or a family member work for a business or have ever had a business, then check:

  • under the business name
  • or partnership.
  •  if your business was incorporated, type in just the word corporation or inc.
  • Foundation
  • Assoc (in the last name field)  use the city, and then next try it without a city
  • Assn (in the last name field)  use the city, and then next try it without a city
  • Association (in the last name field)    use the city, and then next try it without a city
  • Employee (in the last name field)   use the city, and then next try it without a city

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YOU MAY ALSO BE INTERESTED IN:

1.)  usa.gov/unclaimed-money (When this opens scroll down to see the different places to check.)

2.) Locate a lost life insurance policy

3.) To see whether you own a Series E bond

  • purchased after 1973-visit treasurydirect.gov and type your Social Security number into the Treasury Hunt function.
  • a bond issued before 1974- confirmation is a lot more difficult. Records linking older bonds with their owners are maintained on microfilm, which can only be searched manually by Bureau of Public Debt personnel.

Researchers will conduct records searches for anyone who asks. Information like names, addresses, dates of purchase, and Social Security numbers can lead to successful claims, but the process is slow and hardly foolproof.

The government wants people to cash in their bonds.  The problem is that people die and leave the bonds in books, in holes in basement walls, in the attic. Nobody knows they exist.

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We hope you have enjoyed this post and now will join us in doing a Random Act of Kindness (in secret) which can create a domino effect of kindness in your community. Eventually the kindness you show to others will come back around to you.   And everyone wins when that happens!

If you need a hint for something to do that would be greatly appreciated: think Valentine’s Day for someone who is alone.

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8 Responses to Uncover Your (Hidden) Unclaimed Property

  1. Linda says:

    To give you some more examples of how to check here is some money found in Oklahoma:

    ~ Harrison Estate Wilma (If it was an estate check by last name with the word estate and then the first name)
    ~ James Dean Gregg Rev Tr (If it is a trust check by first name)
    ~ Keith Shadden (See why you need to put the first name in the last name field?)
    ~ Estate of Lillian V. Capeheart (Check by using the word Estate and they then the person’s first name)
    ~ Henry Joy A Revocable Trust (Last name looks like a first name.)
    ~ Sablan Terina as parent (If it is in a parents name check by first name of parent, followed by last)
    ~ The Vickery Family Trust (Check by the word The in the last name field as some Trusts have that for the first word.)

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  7. Robyn says:

    Tulsa World story: “Millions of Dollars in Mineral rights unclaimed” Feb 24, 2013 The amount of money owed to Oklahoma mineral-rights owners who can’t be located has jumped in recent years as oil and gas production increased sharply across the state.

    An Oklahoma Corporation Commission account that holds unclaimed royalty payments for five years has ballooned from less than $5 million a decade ago to a record $53 million last year.

    In fiscal 2012, the account had more than 262,000 missing mineral-rights owners, with a highest individual amount owed of $329,270.

    https://www.tulsaworld.com/news/state-and-regional/millions-of-dollars-owed-to-mineral-rights-owners-in-oklahoma/article_8b0638df-c216-59c3-802a-42f47f2df0bb.html

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