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You could be owed hundreds of dollars in unclaimed money

By Britt Youngblood | Washington State Attorney General’s Office

OLYMPIA, Wash., January 27, 2021 – During these challenging times, Attorney General Bob Ferguson is working to put money back in Washingtonians’ pockets. He would like Washingtonians to know how to reclaim your unclaimed assets in Washington state.

Where To Go

Over a billion dollars in unclaimed property has been turned into the state since records began in 1955. One in seven Washingtonians currently has unclaimed money sitting in the state treasury.

You can check the following state website www.claimyourcash.org to search your name and the names of family members to determine whether you or your family members have unclaimed money from old utility deposits, bank accounts, investments, refunds and rebates, gift cards, insurance premiums, and a many other sources.

When these old payments and other property go unclaimed, they are sent to the Department of Revenue and held in the state treasury until the rightful owner claims the money.

Be aware of Scammer

The Unclaimed Property division of the Washington state Department of Revenue will NEVER contact anyone by text message. The division provides a free public service available for owners to claim their property on this site.

All staff are teleworking from home until further notice. Claims filed online continue to be worked; however incoming mail will incur processing delays. It is encouraged to file your claim online.

If you have questions, please connect with a representative by calling 360-534-1502 or via email at ucp@dor.wa.gov. The Department has created a webpage listing relief for businesses.

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