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New York: Money in Unclaimed Funds

New York: Money in Unclaimed Funds

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - New York Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli is bringing some money to the State Fair in Syracuse. DiNapoli has scheduled an appearance Monday morning to give people from central New York checks for unclaimed funds from institutions across the state.

His office says the largest is $13,864 from an old bank account. The event is scheduled for 11:15 a.m. in the Center of Progress Building.

Do you have money in unclaimed funds? Follow the steps below:

Type http://www.osc.state.ny.us/ouf/ into your web browser. Click on "search for lost money" near the top right. You'll come to a page that tells you all about the unclaimed funds program and has a place to enter your name. Type in last name then first, cross your fingers and see if any matches pop up. If you see any matches, look at the addresses, any of them yours? Did you ever liver there? If so click on your name.
          A form will pop up asking you for information to verify it's you. Fill out that form, wait a couple weeks, and you'll get a check in the mail. You won't know how much you have until the check comes, and about half the claims are for a hundred dollars or less. But there are lots of accounts out there with good amounts of money.
          There's still a $1.7 million dollar open account, listed as owned by one person. Don't you think it's worth a couple minutes of your time to find out if you're on the list? - See more at: /news/all/call-for-cash-how-to052312#sthash.9BHF0IjH.dpuf