Do You Have Missing Money?

States have billions of dollars in unclaimed property. Here’s how to check if you’re owed any of it.

 A bag of money lost in an alley.
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Also stay in contact with your bank and other financial institutions to prevent dormancy. Making an online inquiry to your bank or investment accounts may count as a contact. "If you register, log into your account and see what your balance is that would prevent that from being unclaimed," Atkinson says. "If we can get the property back to the owner before it comes to the state, we consider that a success."