Monday, June 4, 2012

Claim your treasure!

Lose something?

A utility or rent deposit, maybe?  Those savings bonds your grandparents gave you for every birthday when you were a kid?   Well, it’s possible the Washington State Department of Revenue can help you out. 

According to their website, a record 108,441 Washington residents found $46.5 million in lost property during the last fiscal year alone!  Some of that property includes unclaimed paychecks, utility deposits, bank accounts, contents from safe deposit boxes, and life insurance proceeds.

DOR says they now have more than $817 million in unclaimed property in their database and that as many as 3 million people may own some part of that.  To find out if any of it belongs to you, check the database at

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