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NYS might have your money
Albany, N.Y. The State of New York could have your money, and you might not even know it. At least, that is what the New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli announced today.
The New York State Comptrollers Office currently has $12.5 billion in lost and forgotten funds, some of it dating back to the 1940s. These funds make up 30 million accounts that have gone unclaimed across the state.
Every New Yorker should visit our website to see if my office is holding any money in their name. Its likely that some of the $12.5 billion in unclaimed funds belongs to you, a family member, or friend, DiNapoli said in a statement. Fortunately it is easier than ever to search for and claim lost money. Just a few minutes on our website is often all it takes to reclaim what is rightfully yours.
Money that goes unclaimed from dormant bank accounts, uncashed checks, insurance accounts and stocks gets turned over to the Comptrollers office after a dormancy period.
The average claim for funds is around $100, but the largest amount being held is $1.7 million.
To see if you have any unclaimed funds being held by the Comptrollers office, visit: http://www.osc.state.ny.us/ouf/index.htm?utm_source=www.domtail.com
You can also call the toll-free call center: 1-800-221-9311