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Pa. Treasurer Wants To Reunite Owners With Eagles Memorabilia
Looking for cool Eagles stuff in advance of Sunday's Super Bowl? Try checking the state Treasury website to see if you might already own some. State Treasurer Joe Torsella says the Bureau of Unclaimed Property has all kinds of stuff, that includes sports memorabilia, some of it perhaps more of sentimental than monetary value. - CBS Philadelphia

SC Treasurer breaks record for returning unclaimed property
South Carolina Treasurer Curtis Loftis announced that nearly $33 million in unclaimed property was returned in 2017. In a press release Tuesday, Loftis praised the work of the Unclaimed Property Program for helping to identify people who have unclaimed money throughout the state. According to the Treasurer's Office, the annual amount of returned money has doubled under Loftis' administration with a total of over $137 million returned since he took office in 2011. Loftis says this is more than all previous treasurers combined. - Fox Carolina

Maine Looking For Owners Of More Than $11M In Missing Money
The Office of the State Treasurer in Maine says it has received more than $11 million in unclaimed property in the past year and state residents should see if any of it belongs to them. The state collects unclaimed property from organizations such as former employers, banks and utility companies. Maine officials say it's possible for state residents to have unexpected unclaimed property due to forgotten accounts, overpaid bills and uncollected wages. - Maine Public Radio






Unclaimed Property Auction runs through Thursday
The State Treasurer's annual unclaimed property auction kicked off Wednesday at the Garden Conference Center in Columbia, as members of the community came out to bid on some left behind goods. "We auction off contents of safety deposit boxes of people that we have been unable to locate," said Scott Harper, Director of Unclaimed Goods with the State Treasurer's Office.
(November 29, 2017, KY3)

Missouri's unclaimed property auction could have diamonds in the rough
About 2,000 items will be a part of Missouri's unclaimed property auction today and tomorrow in Columbia. State Treasurer Eric Schmitt says collectors from all over the country, especially the Midwest, are expected there. Auction items come from safe deposit boxes that have been turned over to his office after five years of inactivity or no contact from the owner.
(November 29, 2017, Missourinet)

Holiday Gifts, Hidden Gems Could Be Found At Illinois' Unclaimed Property Auction
If you are looking to do some early holiday shopping, you may want to consider the state's unclaimed property auction. Starting Monday, the Illinois Treasurer is giving people the chance to bid on some unique unclaimed property. State Treasurer Mike Frerichs said people can make online bids this week on items that were in safe deposits and went unclaimed for at least 10 years.
(November 27, 2017, CBS Chicago)

Casimiro, Magaziner launch unclaimed property initiative
Check your mailboxes soon because, if you have unclaimed property, the state is sending the money back to you. As part of the 'Your Money' initiative, Rep. Julie Casimiro (Dist. 31-North Kingstown, Exeter) has joined with Rhode Island State Treasurer Seth Magaziner to return approximately $10 million in unclaimed money to over 35,000 citizens
(November 26, 2017, The NK Standard Times)

State Offering Up Unclaimed Property
Ahead of Cyber Monday, the Illinois State Treasurer is offering a preview of an auction of unclaimed items that the state has collected. Jewelry, gemstones, baseball cards, collectible coins and paper money are among the nearly 450 items worth approximately $66,000 to be auctioned online starting on November 27 and ending on December 1.
(November 26, 2017, WLS-AM)

From Good Morning America/ABC News
'GMA' helps reunite people with unclaimed cash
Hospital discovers more than $90K in unclaimed funds, pays it forward

From The New York Times
Man Collects $763,000 He Thought Was a Scam
Imagine finding more than $700,000 under your couch cushions. That, essentially, is what happened to a man in South Carolina who received a phone call from the state treasurer, Curtis Loftis, informing him that he was entitled to more than $763,000 in unclaimed cash.

For a Fee, Seeking Owners of Unclaimed Money
Not long after his mother died in December 2010, John Sinclair said he began receiving calls from a company that claimed it had found money belonging to her, which it would divulge for a fee. Mr. Sinclair, a social worker outside of Cleveland, said he ignored the calls until a few months ago.

From Today on NBC
How to find your unclaimed money: Jean Chatzky explains
You've seen those ads saying you're entitled to "unclaimed funds"? Sometimes it's actually true!

From CBS News 60 Minutes
Life insurance industry under investigation
When you take out a life insurance policy, you pay premiums in the expectation that when you die your spouse or your children will receive the benefit. But audits of the nation's leading insurance companies have uncovered a systematic, industry-wide practice of not paying significant numbers of beneficiaries.

Are You Owed Insurance Money? Here's How To Check
60 Minutes reports that states are collectively holding billions in unclaimed assets. Some of it could be yours.

From Inside Edition
Butcher Learns He is Owed $400,000 From Life Insurance Policy He Didn't Even Know Existed

Man Finds Out He Has $266,000 in Family Bank Account He Didn't Even Know Existed

Man Discovers He's Owed $97,000 From His Late Mom's Unclaimed Life Insurance Policy

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