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On 18 Oct 2004 at 20:40, Dennis Wish wrote:

> I received a letter a few days ago from a company that claims I was
> owed some money that I had better claim or the state of California
> would take the funds. For a fee, the company would retrieve my claim
> for me.
> 
> This got me to thinking that I could do the same and I went to the
> State of California website at: HYPERLINK
> "https://scoweb.sco.ca.gov/"https://scoweb.sco.ca.gov/ only to find
> out that there were two claims for money (probably from interest after
> I moved from Los Angeles).  Websites like this are located in every
> state. I checked some years ago but found that nothing was reported
> against my name until now. 
> 
> I would recommend that all of you check every state that you have
> investments that may have been closed out but have ultimately left
> money for you that went unclaimed. In my case it was not a great
> amount but well worth the effort to obtain. The effort includes
> printing out the forms and an acknowledgment form from the Internet.
> The acknowledgement must be completed with personal information and
> then notarized and submitted to the State?s Comptrollers Office. 
> 
> I assume that the social security number is checked against the
> information provided when the money was turned over to the state and
> reimbursement should be forthcoming.
> 
> 
> 
> Give it a try ? do a Google search entering ?Unclaimed Property?
> +your_state. Fill in your state name and you will get responses from
> +Google.
> Seek out the State Comptrollers website and on their homepage you
> should be able to find a link to unclaimed properties. Follow the
> instructions to see if the state owes you any money. Use this tool for
> all family members to find out who is owed what (if there is anything)
> and don?t forget to include other states you?ve lived in and paid
> taxes in. 
> 
> 
> 
> Don?t pay someone else for what you can do on your own ? Another tip;
> if you have a AAA (Automobile Association) account you may be able to
> get the notary for free. It?s a matter of taking the time to fill in
> the forms and mail them. Always save a copy for yourself to follow-up
> on your claim.
> 
> 
> 
> 
> Dennis S. Wish, PE
> 
> 
> California Professional Engineer
> 
> Structural Engineering Consultant
> 
> HYPERLINK "mailto:dennis.wish(--nospam--at)verizon.net"dennis.wish(--nospam--at)verizon.net
> 
> HYPERLINK "http://www.structuralist.net"http://www.structuralist.net
> 
> 
> 
> "Apathy is Lethal!" Speak out and Vote - but make sure you getthe
> facts right without the spin from either side; Verify their claims at
> FactCheck.Org; HYPERLINK
> "http://www.factcheck.org"http://www.factcheck.org
> 
> 
> 
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