New York State that is.
Staff from New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli’s office are holding community events to educate folks on how to search for lost and forgotten money, the unclaimed funds. “We return more than $1.5 million a day to residents across the state, but we want to do more. It’s your money, we want to give it back,” DiNapoli said.
So far in 2017 they have returned over $300 million, but there are about $15 billion in unclaimed funds just sitting there. The money mostly comes from old bank accounts, utility deposits, un-cashed checks and insurance claims. “Some accounts hold money that has been lost and forgotten since the 1940s”, Comptrollers office says.
However, since none of the events are in Brooklyn, here is how to check for yourself.
Comptroller’s website lets you check online, and you can check as an individual or as a company, or you can call 1-800-221-9311. It’s super easy and you may be pleasantly surprised.