With our busy lives, it’s easy to lose track of the small things. A rebate check, that bank account you opened to get a free toaster or maybe a security deposit? According to the Colorado State Treasurer’s office, more than $600 million in cash and property has gone unclaimed by 3 million people.
The good news is money or property turned over to the State Treasury for safekeeping always belongs to the owner or heir of the account and there are no time limits for filing your claim. Are you on the list?
Check out The Great Colorado Payback. The program is responsible for reuniting Coloradans with their lost or forgotten assets. The website helps you search for unclaimed property including royalties, refunds, rebates, uncashed insurance checks and more.
You can also search MissingMoney.com (in which the state participates). Or you can call 303-866-6070 or 800-825-2111 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and they’ll help check if your name or the names of your family or friends are on the list. Do a quick search. It could really pay off.