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I found money owed!! YOu may have money too!!!

post #1 of 287
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I saw this segment on Good Morning America where their money reporter reminded everyone that every state controller holds onto money for people which may have been forgotten... forgotten checking accounts, savings accounts, stocks... they actually went to a woman's house who had money left to her from her parents but it wasn't listed in the will... she got $200,000.

anyway, I went to the link, I went to california and I plugged in everyone I know and my father in Law has about $500 owed to him. I printed it up and mailed it to him.

anyway, you should see if you have money owed to you!!

http://www.unclaimed.org/mainframe.a...itorType=owner
post #2 of 287
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any takers?
post #3 of 287
I tried.Nothing there for anyone I know. Oh well,worth the try!Thanks!
post #4 of 287
Nothing here, but thanks for the link.
post #5 of 287
My sister did this last year, and she found a small ($67 or $76 or something) amount owed to me. I had checked it before and figured I wouldn't have anything. I found out, though, that the stat of MA has a reciprocirty agreement w/NY (where I live) and that they hold onto anything for 7 years hoping to find the owner, then they transfer it to the comptroller of the state where the person lived when the money was owed to them. So that is why I couldn't find it- it wasn't turned over to NYS (where I was looking) until a year or two ago.

It was really easy to get the money- I just filled out the paperwork and had a friend notarize it. I got the money a few weeks later. I still don't really know where it came from. I used to work for Friend;y's when I was a kid, and they were based out of Mass., so I think that is probably where it came from.
post #6 of 287
I did it a few months ago for my mom-she had about 70$ from at&t owed to her.

Hey, money is money!
post #7 of 287
I found $43 for my MIL.
post #8 of 287
Pity they don't have one for Canada.
post #9 of 287
Quote:
Originally Posted by Irishmommy
Pity they don't have one for Canada.
i wish they did too

do they for the Uk?, as i lived there for ages
post #10 of 287
I found 5.17 for my mil, and possibly some for my dh.
post #11 of 287
I just called my dad. He has almost $6,000 unclaimed supposedly.!!??

Thanks Tracy
post #12 of 287
i just checked all the state's i've lived in. i found something in DC, but the DC site doesn't list the amount, so i just filled out the information form. YEAH! free money!
post #13 of 287
I did this a few years back and found some money for my grandma... from a bank account she held jointly with her mother, who died 40 years ago! It had been sitting there a long time... too bad it stops accruing interest after 7 years or so, so it was only a couple hundred.

Dar
post #14 of 287
Omigosh, Irmama, I thought you typed 5.17 MILLION....and then realised you meant mother in law. I was soooo happy for you for a split second.

Anyway, that's a great thing to have. I wish Canada had that too.
post #15 of 287
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hey.... they have Quebec...don't you think they would have the other provinces too?

Quote:
Quebec Public Curator
600 Rene-Levesque West
Montreal, PQ H3B 4W9

WEB SITE:
http://www.curateur.gouv.qc.ca/cura/...ed/provis.html (searchable by owner name)

The Public Curator is required, under the Public Curator Act and other laws, to retrieve and provisionally administer unclaimed property. Among these are unclaimed successions (estates), property situated in Québec whose owner is unknown or untraceable and property of dissolved legal persons.
post #16 of 287
Quote:
Originally Posted by Irishmommy
Pity they don't have one for Canada.
Quebec has a site, linked from that same page...

Dar
post #17 of 287
Thread Starter 
okay...I just found the international search...

here's canada

http://www.unclaimedassets.com/canada.htm


and if you click on that same site you will see all the different flags.. I SEE THE BRITISH FLAG LISTED!!
post #18 of 287
I found some things owed to relative, but I am unsure of the amounts.

Thanks for the link!
post #19 of 287
I htink I just found some money! Holy cow! The name and address and everything matched. It's under $100, not sur ehow much, but it seems to be from a savings account I had as a kid. I filled out he forms so an e-mail has been sent off so I guess now I just need to wait and see.
post #20 of 287
Thanks for the link. Looking now!
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