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Unclaimed Property Phone Bank Nets $150K for Jacksonville Area Residents

11/22/2022
For Immediate Release: Tuesday, November 22, 2022
Contact: Office of Communications, Communications@MyFloridaCFO.com, 850.413.2842

Unclaimed Property Phone Bank Nets $150K for Jacksonville Area Residents

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Yesterday, the Department of Financial Services (DFS) hosted a live phone bank in Jacksonville. During the phone bank, viewers were encouraged to call in and check for unclaimed property accounts in their name. In less than 15 hours, more than 700 individual accounts were found in the Jacksonville area worth a combined total of more than $150,000. To encourage Floridians to search for unclaimed property, CFO Patronis kicked off his Holiday Money Hunt statewide yesterday. To view unclaimed amounts in your region, click aquí.

CFO Jimmy Patronis said, “Jacksonville just got a little extra holiday cheer in the form of $150K in unclaimed cash returned back to area residents. During my Holiday Money Hunt, we are working to return as much money as possible to Florida families. It’s the time of year where everyone could use a little extra spending cash, and an unexpected check from the State of Florida could help make things a little brighter this year. There is still more to be claimed so search now to see if you, your business, or any of your family members have unclaimed property in Florida. It’s free to search and only takes a few minutes! Search right now at FLTreasureHunt.gov."

Unclaimed Property is a financial asset that is unknown or lost, or has been left inactive, unclaimed or abandoned by its owner. The most common types of unclaimed property are dormant bank accounts, unclaimed insurance proceeds, stocks, dividends, uncashed checks, deposits, credit balances and refunds. La propiedad no reclamada también incluye el contenido de cajas de seguridad abandonadas en instituciones financieras. Unclaimed property assets are held by business or government entities (holders) for a set period of time, usually five years. If the holder is unable to locate, re-establish contact with the owner and return the asset, it is reported and remitted to the Florida Department of Financial Services, Division of Unclaimed Property.

To search for unclaimed property or to claim an account, go online to FLTreasureHunt.gov.

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About CFO Jimmy Patronis 
Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis is a statewide elected official and a member of Florida’s Cabinet who oversees the Department of Financial Services. CFO Patronis works each day to fight insurance fraud, support Florida’s firefighters, and ensure the state’s finances are stable to support economic growth in the state. Siga las actividades del Departamento en Facebook (FLDFS) y Twitter (@FLDFS).