Treasurer Curtis Loftis Thanks WSPA TV for Efforts to Reunite Viewers with Lost Funds
September 21, 2018
South Carolina Treasurer Curtis Loftis praised WSPA TV for its efforts to reunite Upstate residents with unclaimed property, which resulted in $723,451 in claims being initiated last week from the Greenville/Spartanburg area.
“WSPA TV helped us reunite a lot of working people with lost funds during last week’s promotions on its newscasts, website and social media channels as well as a segment on the Your Carolina show of our Claim Your Cash for Christmas campaign,” Treasurer Loftis explained. “These funds will make a meaningful impact for these individuals. We thank WSPA for their community-minded spirit which helps make results like this possible.”
More than half of the funds claimed, $441,504, were submitted within 32 hours of the start of the WSPA Phone Bank which aired on Monday, September 10. The remaining balance accrued over the course of the week, despite the looming threat of Hurricane Florence. “We expect to see those numbers continue to grow now that the storm has passed,” Loftis added.
According to Loftis, there is more than $550 million in unclaimed property across the state. Examples of unclaimed property include dormant bank accounts, uncashed checks, unclaimed insurance proceeds and forgotten utility deposits. During his administration, Treasurer Loftis has returned $158 million, more than all previous state treasurers combined.
You can visit the State Treasurer's Office website at www.treasurer.sc.gov to see if there is unclaimed property for you or your family.