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Is Your Money Missing?

— Find Unclaimed Money and Other Property —

News Flash! – Every year, more than 15,000 savings bonds and 25,000 payments are returned to the U.S. Treasury Department as undeliverable, unclaimed money.

News Flash! – The IRS is looking for more than 84,000 owners of undelivered 2005 refunds valued at more than $73 million. (In late 2004, the IRS was looking for more than 87,000 taxpayers whose refund checks for another $73 million could not be delivered.)

News Flash! – The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation reported in 2005 that it is holding $75 million in unclaimed pension benefits for 26,000 people.

These are just 3 types of unclaimed money and other property that's worth hundreds of Billions of dollars. Others include: money in dormant savings and checking accounts, money and other contents of safe deposit boxes, unclaimed life insurance benefits, utility deposits, uncashed checks, stocks, bonds, dividends, unclaimed insurance refunds or claim payments, oil royalties, wages, etc., etc., etc. Here's where to start looking for your unclaimed money.

MissingMoney.com – State governments working together to safeguard and return your lost funds , including:

– Bank accounts and safe deposit box contents
– Stocks, mutual funds, bonds, and dividends
– Uncashed checks and wages
– Insurance policies, CD's, trust funds
– Utility deposits, escrow accounts

National Credit Union Association – Unclaimed funds.

Pensions – How to Find a Missing Pension.

Treasury Hunt – Search the U.S. Treasury Department for missing Bills, Notes and Savings Bonds.

Unclaimed Money Search – Find unclaimed property, lost money, unclaimed funds, unclaimed assets and missing money. To be certain you don't miss anything, start with their Unclaimed Money Checklist.

Note: Not all missing money and property is in these databases; further searching may be necessary. For example, lost stock certificates may be held by the issuing company, or by its stock transfer agent.

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