I have seen these types of things make their way around in the past, but a lot of time it just doesn’t pan out. Today I was looking at unclaimed property in my state after a friend tipped me off that they saw over $1000 in unclaimed money in my name. I went and have started the process of claiming that, but also went and checked and found that every state has an unclaimed property registry. I thought I would put together a list of the states and each of their sites that you can search on. By the way, this list links to sites that are ran by the state, not any unofficial sites that you may see floating around
Most of the unclaimed property is from financial institutions. Old bank accounts that you may have forgot to close and just forgot about, also insurance payments or refunds if the company couldn’t get in contact with you. I posted the link to my home state on my personal Facebook and quite a few people found some money from places like PayPal, utility deposits, just about anything you can think of where someone could have money they didn’t know about any more.
Let me know if you find yourself some extra money that you didn’t know about or had forgotten about! Feel free to share this post so that your friends all over the country can easily find the proper place in their home state to search for unclaimed property. Also, if you have lived in more than 1 state, make sure to check them all! You could have money left behind from a previous state!