Site helps users track down unclaimed property

Posted at 10:39 AM, Jan 29, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-29 10:39:41-05

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By Holly Henry, WTKR/WGNT Online Producer

Billions of dollars remain unclaimed in the United States – and some of it may be yours. 

The National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators has a website, where users may track down unclaimed property and assets. 

According to the site,, unclaimed property (sometimes referred to as abandoned) refers to accounts in financial institutions and companies that have had no activity generated or contact with the owner for one year or a longer period.

Common forms of unclaimed property include savings or checking accounts, stocks, uncashed dividends or payroll checks, refunds, traveler’s checks, trust distributions, unredeemed money orders or gift certificates (in some states), insurance payments or refunds and life insurance policies, annuities, certificates of deposit, customer overpayments, utility security deposits, mineral royalty payments, and contents of safe deposit boxes. That’s according to

To find more information on unclaimed property and assets, find the website here.