More than $985,000 in Unclaimed Property Returned
July 19, 2016
Columbia -- Today, South Carolina Treasurer Curtis Loftis signed letters returning $988,740.35 in unclaimed property to South Carolinians.
The money was found by the Unclaimed Property Program at the South Carolina Treasurer's Office.
“I want every South Carolinian to be aware of our unclaimed property program and our commitment to connecting citizens to the property they rightfully own,” said Treasurer Loftis. “It takes just minutes to find out if you or your business has money waiting to be claimed."
The State Treasurer’s Office serves as custodian of more than $500 million in unclaimed property and holds it in safekeeping for the citizens of South Carolina. Examples of unclaimed property include dormant bank accounts, uncashed checks (including paychecks), unclaimed insurance proceeds, forgotten utility deposits, uncashed dividend checks, abandoned and matured U.S. Savings Bonds, as well as unexchanged shares of stock.
We encourage you to click here to see if the State Treasurer's Office is holding unclaimed property for you or members of your family.