Department of Commerce Director Kimberly Zurz is urging Clermont County residents to join in the 2009 Unclaimed Funds Treasure Hunt by checking the Clermont Sun on Thursday, June 18. By checking the newspaper advertisement, readers can find out if they are entitled to unclaimed funds turned over to the Ohio Division of Unclaimed Funds in the past year.
Unclaimed funds are money or the rights to money that have been dormant or forgotten. Some common examples include: dormant checking and savings accounts, forgotten rent and utility deposits, uncashed checks, undelivered stock certificates, and uncashed insurance policies.
“With money tight in today’s economy, now is a great time to check if you, your family or your friends have unclaimed funds waiting to be claimed,” Director Zurz said. “The Division of Unclaimed Funds stands ready and eager to process claims so Ohioans can be reunited with their hard-earned dollars.”
The Clermont County advertisement will include 2,892 unclaimed funds accounts worth more than $953,240. The advertised accounts are valued at $50 or more that were turned over to the Division within the past year for individuals whose last known address was in Cuyahoga County. The advertised names will appear in alphabetical order by the owner’s last known city and then in alphabetical order by the owner’s last name.
A comprehensive list of all unclaimed funds accounts can be found on the Department of Commerce’s Online Treasure Hunt web site at www.com.ohio.gov/unfd/TreasureHunt.aspx along with forms for individuals and organizations to use in claiming their money.