Unclaimed property is money that businesses and organizations turned over to the state when they can't find the owner. The can include stocks, bonds, gift certificates, checks, unclaimed wages, refunds, life insurance annuities and more. It does not account for real estate or physical items.
Currently, there is $789.2 million in unclaimed property that has not been returned.
The agency attributed the increase in claims to the unclaimed property website, www.ClaimIt.gov.
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