Are You On The Unclaimed Property List?

This is like that feeling when you find a dollar in the pocket of an old coat, only better . . . because . . . more. State General Treasure Seth Magaziner has sent out the word to Rhode Islanders: Come get your money.

Unclaimed property can include money left in old bank accounts and safe deposit boxes, uncashed paychecks, unused balances on gift certificates, unreturned utility deposits, uncollected insurance payments and forgotten stocks and dividends. Unclaimed property is held in safekeeping on behalf of individual Rhode Islanders, as well as businesses and nonprofits.

From the report on WPRI news:

Rhode Island’s pool of unclaimed property grew by $23 million last year, bringing the total worth of unclaimed property being held for safekeeping by the state treasurer’s office to more than $389 million.

The Unclaimed Property division returned nearly $11 million in unclaimed property to its rightful owners in 2019, resolving 9,763 separate claims. This is your money Rhode Island!

You can’t win if you don’t play! Go to and see if you are on the list. (And do what everyone else does: check the names of all your friends and  relatives.)

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