December 29, 2016 9:32 pm at 9:32 pm #618934AvidReaderParticipant
There is a website run by National Association of State Treasurers called MissingMoney.com.
It is a searchable database made to reunite owners of lost accounts with funds being held anywhere in the USA. I put in my name and found two entries. Within about a week, I had a check in my hand. I have told many friends about the website and they have thanked me for hundreds of dollars being returned to them.
Try it for yourself, your relatives and friends, it is a great opportunity for Hashavas Avaida.
Chanuka SomeachDecember 29, 2016 11:33 pm at 11:33 pm #1206573JosephParticipant
Do they send contents of unclaimed items in abandoned safe deposit boxes to its original owner or heirs?December 29, 2016 11:53 pm at 11:53 pm #1206574–Participant
Most states eventually sell the contents of safe deposit boxes at auction. The proceeds are handled like abandoned accounts.December 30, 2016 12:40 am at 12:40 am #1206575JosephParticipant
How far back in time are abandoned financial accounts still held by the state, awaiting for it to be reclaimed?December 31, 2016 7:32 pm at 7:32 pm #1206576Lilmod UlelamaidParticipant
I don’t get it – why do so many people have lost accounts?January 1, 2017 12:34 am at 12:34 am #1206577LightbriteParticipant
Old bank accounts that may have still had a few cents.
From the US Gov site, other money can come from “unclaimed tax refunds, back wages, wages, life insurance, retirement pensions…” (US GOV).
A long time ago I worked at a job and never picked up my paycheck because it was a pretty evil job and I just couldn’t go back there. Sometimes I wonder what happened to that money.January 2, 2017 6:07 pm at 6:07 pm #1206578AvidReaderParticipant
Reply to Joseph: I do not know, but I saw an account with my grandfather’s name and address and he was niftar about 45 year ago. Could be it belongs to my grandmother, but that is still almost 20 year old.
The main point is that spreading word about this resource, or telling relatives about money being held, is a great opportunity for hashavas aveida.
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