COLUMBIA, SC (WSPA) – The State Treasurer’s Office said it has over $650 million in unclaimed property and officials said these funds may belong to you, or someone you know.
According to a news release from the Treasurer’s Office, citizens, businesses, schools, charities and other organizations have unclaimed property in the state and that property can come from a variety of sources, such as:
- Unpaid wages
- Forgotten utility deposits
- Insurance policy proceeds
- Uncashed checks
- Dormant bank accounts
“At a time when so many people are looking for additional resources, it’s good to remind our citizens about the Unclaimed Property Program and encourage them to check their names,” State Treasurer Curtis Loftis said.
According to the release, the state safeguards the money until the owners can be found and after that the money is returned after claims are made.
According to the release, if the search comes up with your name at your current address, or if you’ve moved, a precious address, click to claim it.
The Treasurer’s Office said this is a free service for citizens to check to see if they have unclaimed property.