CURTIS LOFTIS STEPS UP EFFORTS TO RETURN “UNCLAIMED PROPERTY” TO TAXPAYERS …
S.C. treasurer Curtis Loftis says his office is giving Palmetto State residents another way to access unclaimed property entrusted to the care of the state.
South Carolinians can now search for unclaimed property on the State Treasurer’s website, treasurer.sc.gov, as well as on MissingMoney.com – a national database that includes unclaimed property being held by 42 states and provinces.
“Many people in South Carolina have lived or worked in other states, so it’s a good idea for them to check each state’s unclaimed property program for money they may have left behind,” Loftis said. “By joining MissingMoney.com, we’ve provided our citizens with a single source for locating property across the country. This is just another way we can help reunite individuals with their lost funds.”
How much money are we talking about here?
As of this writing, Loftis’ office says it is “seeking the rightful owners of more than $500 million” in unclaimed assets. Last year, Loftis’ office doled out $23 million in unclaimed property to South Carolinians, a 28 percent increase over the previous year.