COLUMBIA, SC (WSPA) – South Carolina Treasurer Curtis Loftis said more than $720,000 money was claimed following WSPA and the Treasurer’s Office’s Unclaimed Cash phone bank last week.
7News and the SC Treasurer’s Office held the phone bank on Sept. 10 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., helping reunite Upstate residents find their lost funds.
According to a news release, more than half of the funds claimed — $441,504 — were submitted within 32 hours of the start of the phone bank, and the remaining balance was accrued over the course of the week.
“We expect to see those numbers continue to grow now that the storm has passed,” Loftis said.
“WSPA TV helped us reunite a lot of working people with lost funds during last week’s promotions on its newscasts, website and social media channels as well as a segment on the Your Carolina show of our Claim Your Cash for Christmas campaign,” Loftis said. “These funds will make a meaningful impact for these individuals. We thank WSPA for their community-minded spirit which helps make results like this possible.”
According to Loftis, more than $550 million of unclaimed property remains across the state — including dormant bank accounts, uncashed checks, unclaimed insurance proceeds and forgotten utility deposits.
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