The New York State Comptroller’s Office says over $411 million dollars in lost money has been returned so far to New Yorker’s this year. The office has been helping residents search for lost or forgotten money known as unclaimed funds.
Currently, the office oversees 49 million unclaimed funds accounts that total over $18 billion dollars.
“Every day, our office returns over $1.5 million in lost or forgotten money,” New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli said. “That money doesn’t belong to the state, but to New Yorkers. Residents are encouraged to join us at an upcoming event to search for unclaimed funds – it’s free, easy and can reconnect you with money that is yours. Family members, friends, neighbors, churches, synagogues, mosques, or any organization you care about may have money awaiting them, so your search doesn’t have to end with you.”
Residents can look up if they have any unclaimed funds by using the Comptroller’s Office online claiming system or by calling 1-800-221-9311.