It costs you nothing to retrieve what is rightfully yours!!
Oklahomans, start here: www.ok.gov/unclaimed/index.php
Check nationwide www.missingmoney.com
If your name pops up on the unclaimed property databases, all you have to do is fill out a form, answer questions and provide proof of your identity and claim. The process can be fast, easy and cost-free. The State Treasurer does not charge you to collect your own property, so avoid anyone or any site that wants you to pay to ‘help’ you collect your own money!
WHERE DID THE UNCLAIMED PROPERTY COME FROM?
All organizations are required to report to their state’s Unclaimed Property division any funds unclaimed by their clients, customers, or employees.
There are hundreds of thousands of belongings across the U.S. any of which may belong to you, or to a parent or relative. 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. Why not claim what is rightfully yours?
UNCLAIMED PROPERTY CAN BE COMMON ITEMS THAT HAVE ACCUMULATED THROUGH THE YEARS:
- INSURANCE PROCEEDS DUE BENEFICIARIES
- MISC. OUTSTANDING CHECKS- CASHIERS CHECKS, TREASURER’S CHECKS, VENDOR CHECKS, UNCASHED CHECKS, TRAVELERS CHECKS, REBATES
- MONEY ORDERS
- INDIVIDUAL POLICY BENEFITS
- CHECKING ACCOUNT inactive (dormant) accounts
- SAVINGS ACCOUNT
- NET REVENUE INTEREST
- PREMIUM REFUND ON INDIVIDUAL POLICY
- GROUP POLICY BENEFITS
- CREDIT BALANCES
- ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE
- ACCOUNTS PAYABLE
- MATURED CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT
- UTILITY DEPOSITS
- FUNDS FOR LIQUIDATION
- ESCROW ACCOUNTS
- OTHER AMOUNTS DUE UNDER POLICY
- WORKING INTEREST
- CUSTOMER OVERPAYMENTS
- REFUNDS, such as hospital bill refunds
- SAFE DEPOSIT BOX CONTENTS- JEWELRY, STAMPS, CASH
- MUTUAL FUNDS
- CUSTOMER CREDITS
- SECURITIES AND TRUST HOLDINGS
- INSURANCE PAYMENTS
- …….AND MANY OTHER SOURCES.
NOTE: Unclaimed property does not include real estate, vehicles, and most other physical property.
HINT: After checking the normal way…. next try this:
- in the box where the last name goes use the word Trust or Estate or Est or UA along with the town your family member lived in.
- type in your first name (or the first name of the deceased person)
Learn more here: www.unclaimed.org
Not all states are represented in the above. Look by the individual state (below). There are forms there to download to get your money at no charge.
- California or California
- Illinois or Illinois
- Indiana or Indiana
- Kentucky or Kentucky
- Missouri or Missouri
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- Washington or Washington
- West Virginia
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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.