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Curtis Loftis: SC Owes Its People $420 Million – Want Your Share?

Hi, Your State Treasurer’s Office is holding $420 million in funds owed to the taxpayers, and it is my job as State Treasurer to locate and return the money to its rightful owner. Our Palmetto Payback Program receives vast quantities of unclaimed assets each year. While some are owed large…


Your State Treasurer’s Office is holding $420 million in funds owed to the taxpayers, and it is my job as State Treasurer to locate and return the money to its rightful owner. Our Palmetto Payback Program receives vast quantities of unclaimed assets each year. While some are owed large amounts and others are owed only a little, the fact remains – it is YOUR money. I won’t be happy until it is in your pocket, not mine!

To be a faithful steward of your money, I must work diligently to ensure that special interests don’t repeal the Unclaimed Property statutes.  In fact, there are groups working right now in South Carolina that want to keep your money and to spend it like it is theirs! Standing up to these special interest groups is not easy and I may need your help. I may ask you to make your voice heard by writing letters and making phone calls to your elected representatives in the General Assembly. Regardless what special interests says, we know it is your money – not theirs.

Hundreds of thousands of South Carolinians should be reunited with their money. It is easy to do so…just click the link below and it will take you to the Unclaimed Property Program. On the website, simply type in your name and see if you are a winner! Also, we have developed a link that can be placed on public or private websites that will direct people to the Unclaimed Property search engine. If you would like a link to place on your church, business or even personal website, just hit reply and send me a note. The link and the search engine belong to you…so use them!

This program represents an incredible opportunity to serve you. It represents the best efforts of dedicated state employees combined with the passion of your elected Treasurer to serve you. If you know how we can reach more people and return unclaimed property to them, please drop me a note. We want to expand our ability to reach more South Carolinians.

Have a wonderful day, and with a little luck, I hope you find and spend your “reclaimed funds” well!


Curtis Loftis
State Treasurer

(Editor’s Note: The above communication is a news release and does not necessarily reflect the editorial position of To submit your letter, news release, email blast, media advisory or issues statement for publication, click here).

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Nölff May 7, 2014 at 1:08 pm

I want money. Yay money.

WITBS May 7, 2014 at 1:31 pm

“In fact, there are groups working right now in South Carolina that want to keep your money and to spend it like it is theirs”

How about some details, please. Is that too much to ask?

Confederate liberal May 7, 2014 at 2:04 pm

I agree, Loftis should name the groups or STFU.

Jim Shreake May 7, 2014 at 3:44 pm

Who ARE these groups? There is one behind every tree. With Loftis, there is always somebody out to get you. I have never seen a more paranoid man and he takes every opportunity to make us as afraid as he is. Not drinking that kool-aid. Loftis, can’t you just put out straight information without trying to make it a political statement or creating fear in people? Just do your job or we’ll find somebody who will.

Go Brian! May 7, 2014 at 4:37 pm


Jim Deming May 8, 2014 at 3:21 pm

You are right! We have a choice in June’s primary. Let’s vote for Brian Adams and bring this Loftis charade to an end. Thanks for bringing this out and reminding us.

RogueElephant May 8, 2014 at 12:20 pm

Curtis is dealing with people who are robbing our state retirees out of millions of their hard earned dollars. I would be paranoid as well. Curt is the best thing on our ballot and should be re elected with a landslide.

Mama ain't happy May 8, 2014 at 12:49 pm

So who ARE these groups? All of these supposed Curtis Loftis supports always change the subject or simply reply “Curtis is so great, wonderful, blah, blah, blah” So PROVE it. Start posting facts. Who ARE these groups that want to keep our money?? WHO?? WHO???

Lozell Likes May 8, 2014 at 3:18 pm

Biggest robber of the retirement fund is Curtis Loftis. Check out the Bank of New York Mellon settlement he negotiated. He settled for 12.5 cents on the dollar and his personal attorney walked off with $2,000,000 of retiree money for his trouble. Real negotiator, that Curtis is!

Smirks May 7, 2014 at 5:10 pm

I’d pass off the “come claim your money” thing as a PSA of sorts, but yeah, that bit right there could use a bit more evidence, or at the very least, some info.

Lobby guy May 7, 2014 at 7:23 pm

I don’t know too much about this but Richard Davis has been hired to lobby for insurance companies that want to loosen requirement to report unclaimed money. I think a bill may be filed this session so it is ready for next year.

Deo Vindice SC May 7, 2014 at 5:34 pm

Ya think ?

Smirks May 7, 2014 at 1:32 pm

$420 million sounds like how much SC would make if pot were legal.

Brian May 7, 2014 at 2:28 pm

My family was thrilled to receive a call from the Treasurer himself informing us of a substantial sum due us. It was from a automobile accident some ten years ago.
We appreciated the good service.

jim May 8, 2014 at 12:38 pm

Enjoying the $2million MIke Montgomery?

Curtis is evil May 7, 2014 at 1:47 pm

YET ANOTHER TREASURER’S OFFICE PROGRAM THAT CURTIS LOFTIS IS USING FOR POLITICAL GAIN!! Taking laptops to GOP events trying to lure in potential voters. What a scumbag.

Deo Vindice SC May 7, 2014 at 6:26 pm

And he should be

John May 10, 2014 at 12:44 pm

Loftis will win 80% of the primary voters. The nastier his opponents get the more determined his base gets. I saw him the other night working a room and they loved him, especially Retirees.
People know when they are being lied too and they hate the liars and Adams is being openly called by the grass roots a liar and a stooge of the investment commission.

Confederateliberal May 10, 2014 at 6:54 pm

After next week those numbers will be reversed in favor of Brian. A big story is about to break that Loftis will not be able to spin. Can’t wIt,

Overthrow curt May 10, 2014 at 7:23 pm

The sooner, the better. Get him OUT!!!!!

Confederateliberal May 10, 2014 at 9:32 pm

…can’t wait. Sorry about that.

Curt is a disgrace May 10, 2014 at 7:22 pm

Curt, you do know how to lie well and some vulnerable people will fall for it. After all, you’ve lied all of your life so you have perfected it by now. But to state that the retirees are supporting you is laughable. Just as determined as your base may get, Brian Adams’ team digs their claws in even deeper. So get ready. Shame you want to put your family through the humiliation you have already, and continue to, put them through. Just disgraceful.

Old pol May 13, 2014 at 9:47 pm

The polls I have seen for a candidate for lt. Gov (that thru the treas race into the poll) say that Adams is at 3 %.
He should be spending 75 grand a week on TV if Adams wants a chance, and too my knowledge he is not up on TV yet.

It is clear that Adams thinks dirt thrown at Loftis will win the day, but tht is unlikely.

My prediction is Loftis wins 75/25, Adams is out of politics for the rest of his life, the investment commission gets tagged as being responsible for the negative advertising, and Loftis is inaugurated from the dirt when he runs for gov in 18′.

The judge May 13, 2014 at 10:28 pm

Even if Loftis wins he probably won’t be treasurer for long. Ethics charges, grand jury testimony, and ultimately dethroned. Wait for it….

Cash May 7, 2014 at 6:41 pm

He takes them to African American churches. Hardly a hot bed of GOP voters. He goes to Wallmart. Hardly hotbeds of GOP voters.
He goes wherever someone ask him to go.
You hate Loftis because he works hard. I love him because he works hard.

Truth hurts May 7, 2014 at 7:50 pm

Nah, most people just plain out hate him. No reason needed.

Princess Linda May 7, 2014 at 10:03 pm

I have a reason and am prepared to tell the world. How dare that man impugn the reputations of my family and me.

I want to know May 7, 2014 at 10:39 pm

Do tell, Princess. Inquiring minds want to know!

Yon May 10, 2014 at 12:38 pm

Haters going to hate.

Spoken like a champ May 13, 2014 at 10:10 pm

Now that’s probably the truest statement on the FITS site overall!!

Kyle May 7, 2014 at 7:29 pm

So, using your theory, he should sit in the office, do nothing, and declare success. Somehow, I think that is a loser’s mantra.

Oh, curt, stop already May 7, 2014 at 7:49 pm

Kyle, Cash, I mean, Curt, all you do now is sit in your office and campaign. Is that why the cameras conveniently quit working in our office? So you don’t get caught “working so hard for the taxpayers” by facebooking, blogging, commenting on fits articles and tweeting during work hours? You know, there’s a lot of folks that dislike you, even on the inside. Lots of eyes see what you do. Lots of ears hear what you say. And, yep, you guessed it, lots of mouths will shout it out loud. Just think of all the employees and how many family members they have, how many friends they have, sure adds up to a lot of votes for your opposition. Yeah, I guess I’d be trying to change the news topic to the unclaimed property program and try to get the heat off of the 529 plan and the BONY lawsuit too if I were in your shoes. Enjoy the bed you’ve made.

And, Cash, surely you remember posting on your facebook page that you were going to attend a GOP conference and bring your laptop. Big difference in a GOP function and an African American Church. Curt, remember the verse that says you will reap what you sow? Start reaping. Bet you wish you were a little nicer to your staff now, huh?

confederateliberal May 7, 2014 at 10:11 pm

That’s probably why he agreed to that suck egg contract with the Bank of New York Mellon. He was so busy on his iPad posting to this site he lost track of what he was supposed to be doing and in case you wonder what he should have been doing, he should have been fulfilling his fiduciary responsibilities to the members of the Retirement System Trust fund.

taxpayer of highest sort May 8, 2014 at 3:35 pm

Loftis must be on the internet constantly posting with a varied but recognizable set of aliases. Is this how he spends his time on the taxpayer dollar? it would appear so. Must not have much to do. Thank goodness we have a competent staff in the Treasurer’s Office to cover for him. Sorry for the poor supervision, guys, but maybe we can improve it in June.

Please kick Curtis out May 8, 2014 at 5:22 pm

Can I hear an AMEN?!!

Jim May 7, 2014 at 2:15 pm

And here come the SC Investment Commission hate filled comments.

Gregory Geddings May 7, 2014 at 2:18 pm

I went through that bullshit years ago. I had two unclaimed amounts from a retail business which I operated in the Charleston area from 1979-1996. I jumped through flaming hoops to finally get one of the claims released but for the second one I had to jump through two flaming hoops with a hungry tiger snapping at my ass. I finally gave up. It’s not worth the trouble folks. This agency will do everything in its power to keep that money no matter how much proof you provide. A den of thieves…

Deo Vindice SC May 7, 2014 at 3:40 pm

SC is a den of thieves, call your local Republican office, I’m sure Nikki can help.

Eric May 7, 2014 at 7:26 pm

how easy it is to make up a story. Of course, you can prove me wrong by posting the correspondence. That would be easy, unless it does not exist.

Gregory Geddings May 7, 2014 at 7:48 pm

This was at least 8 years ago. You expect me to save correspondence relating to, as I remember, around $75?
Why would I make this up you silly sack of shit?

Fran May 8, 2014 at 8:23 am

Treasurer Loftis has been in office since 2011. He has shortened remittance time, returned more money than any treasurer. he has worked deligently to return money to the citizens and I appreciate it.

Gregory Geddings May 8, 2014 at 8:54 am

I have no problem with Mr. Loftis. My problems with this agency predate 2011 by at least 5 years. I did notice, however, that my name has been removed from the money owed file.

ham May 8, 2014 at 12:40 pm

He’s given more money to his friends for sure!!

Fran is Curtis May 8, 2014 at 12:44 pm

WOW! Wonder who keeps up with those frivolous statistics? Fran (Curtis Loftis), you are a dead give away. Besides, who gives a crap?

Fran May 10, 2014 at 12:36 pm

Program statistics are published. More money given away to more people. Somehow, you think that is bad. I like elected officials that do their job well.

Get some facts Fran May 10, 2014 at 7:11 pm

He’s no hero. That program existed before anyone ever heard his name. It hasn’t always been housed in the State Treasurer’s Office. It was once housed at the Department of Revenue, where it truly belongs. Not in a politician’s office. And yes, prior treasurer’s returned money to the rightful owners just as Loftis is doing. It’s not like he’s doing anything major, other than prostituting the program for his own political gain, just as he is doing with the 529 college savings program. He has wasted far more taxpayer dollars with his frivolous accusations than he has returned. Besides, you should be much more concerned with what he has cost you, personally. After all, what he is returning through the Unclaimed Property Program was never “taxpayer” dollars, whereas, what he has wasted in the many accusations, BONY lawsuit and Darry Oliver settlement is hitting your pocketbook whether you realize it or not. Go do a little research on where that money is coming from. I think you will change your mind on how “well” he’s doing his job.

Nell May 13, 2014 at 9:37 pm

Somebody has their panties in a wad. Tisk tisk.

Curt s lame May 13, 2014 at 10:06 pm

What a lame response, curt. That’s all you’ve got? You can’t argue with those solid facts so you post a childish reply. We are all so impressed.

Paul Amick May 13, 2014 at 6:03 pm

Really? Too much money held by you Loftis. You need to do a better job at returning money to the owners. Work harder Curt instead of posting on Fits. Fits you are paid to say! Curt, stop singing your own praise. You are very sick.

sam May 8, 2014 at 12:38 pm

Oh shut up Curtis!

Grrrr_native May 7, 2014 at 2:18 pm

I’ve requested money be returned to me through that site twice in the past couple years…they never even respond and I’ve never received the money they say is mine. Maybe I’ll try again…

Smirks May 7, 2014 at 5:08 pm

Good luck.

Deo Vindice SC May 7, 2014 at 6:26 pm

well you’re stupid, what’s the problem

Ruth May 7, 2014 at 2:20 pm

I got $750 from an old job Was a commission check!

nitrat May 7, 2014 at 4:14 pm

So, this is something else that the Treasurer’s Office has been doing since before Curtis ever heard of the Treasurer’s Office and he wants to take personal credit for it.

“…dedicated state employees…” Is that the same as those “unelected bureaucrats” that the GOP is always assaulting?

Tom May 7, 2014 at 6:46 pm

Seems to me he gave credit to the staff and asked people to help provide links to the database. Seems like a good plan to me.

edr May 7, 2014 at 7:56 pm

It would be helpful if the Treasurer would just list all the people they owe
money to instead of a person having to put in a name and and searching the data
base to see if they are listed. also they should list the amount owed instead of
saying under 100 or over 100

Fran May 8, 2014 at 8:26 am

There are hundreds of thousands of name in the database. it is impractical to list them all.

Stop lying, you jerk May 8, 2014 at 12:53 pm

You should know, Curtis

Billy May 8, 2014 at 8:28 am

How is this “news” even worthy of posting???? Fitsnews acts as Loftis and Nancy Mace PR machine.

Brian May 8, 2014 at 10:04 am

Surprised no mentioned on FITS about the recent AP article that discussed the controversy surrounding Loftis’s use of the 529 plans commercials.

Natalie Williams May 8, 2014 at 10:49 am

Don’t forget to search for unclaimed property being held by COUNTIES also.

Some types of money held by counties do not get turned over to the states, so you won’t find it on state unclaimed websites. (Video)

Try using the search tips and tutorials at (it’s free)

Treasurer's Office staff May 8, 2014 at 12:45 pm

CURTY BABY….how’s the herpes progressing? Tough to cover it up all the time. That’s why Treasurer’s Office employees do not use the same restroom as you.

Liz Harden May 20, 2014 at 2:48 pm

And Curt has a wile, foul disease that he got fornicating outside marriage! It cannot be cured according to his own testimony. And he has” a strong preference for young men with a Big Bulge”. And he visits our schools, has his picture taken with our sons in front of the Curt mobile! We must protect our children from this sick man! Tea party ladies, where is your outrage? How can you stand this man, be in the same room with him, shake hands with him? Cindy Risher,Martha Jean Stoudemire, Georgia Spencer,Beverly Mungo,Sharon Duke Bowen,Lisa Johnson…,please get better informed about this fool!

tot_ou_tard May 8, 2014 at 1:06 pm

No fan of Loftis, but we recovered several thousands. Complicated paperwork (reopening estates), took awhile, but otherwise no hassles.

TOM May 13, 2014 at 12:53 pm



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