I’m always surprised by how few people know about this.
When a business owes you money but can’t send it to you, they may turn it over to the state. Each state holds onto that money and keeps a detailed list of who it belongs to. If some of it’s yours, you can file a claim to get it back into your pocket.
The money could be anything from eg.
- States’ Unclaimed Money
- Unclaimed Back Wages
- Life Insurance
- Banking, Investments, and Currency
- Saving Bonds
- International Funds
The United States Government 🇺🇲 has a service set up to help assist you with any queries or claims here: www.usa.gov/unclaimed-money
Edit: For Canadians 🇨🇦:
Edit: If you live in Britain 🇬🇧:
New Zealand 🇳🇿: