Every year states receive billions of dollars in unclaimed money, property or other assets. According to a recent article in CNET, New York is holding on to $16.5 billion in lost or forgotten property, California’s holdings are valued at approximately $10.2 billion and Florida returned $328 million worth of claimed property last year. And according to the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators (NAUPA), the average claim paid in 2019 was $1,780.
There is a fast, easy and FREE way for people to find out if there are any forgotten bank accounts, uncashed checks, insurance policies, money transfers or utility deposits in their name. Simply go to www.MissingMoney.com (available in English, French and Spanish) which helps States unite missing money to rightful owners. To access the French or Spanish version of the website, go to the dropdown menu in the top right corner and select the French or Spanish option.
MissingMoney.com is the only site for unclaimed money that is endorsed by NAUPA and allows visitors to perform nationwide searches for lost property that has been turned over to state governments. Started in 1999 to help track and return unclaimed property, MissingMoney.com now contains over 130 million searchable records from participating states that support the site by submitting their data weekly.