It's Your Money: Unclaimed Property Listings

10:00 PM, May 3, 2010   |    comments
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If you've ever wondered if the government is holding onto money that belongs to you, we can help you find out.

When a bank or company looses contact with the owner of an account or property, the Georgia Department of Revenue keeps track of it.

Andrew Blascovich spends his day doing a variety of work for the city of Macon. He says not much shocks him anymore, that is until we told him we found the city of Macon on the State Department of Revenue's unclaimed property list.

He says, "it was definitely surprising. It wasn't something we would normally think to go look at."

The website showed 14 unclaimed property listings for Macon, so Blascovich called the Department of Revenue to find out more.

Blascovich says, "it's definitely worth it to check it out. You don't know what it could be and we don't know what it might be from. Maybe it's something reoccurring that could be happening every time, and if it is the case, then we can work to solve that problem."

Because the city has so many claims, Blascovich had to fax the list to the Department of Revenue, and wait to hear back.

He could not find out over the phone how much money the city may find.

"Hopefully, we'll be able to get some benefit out of it," he said.

In this economy, he says any little bit of green can help Macon.

And if the city has unclaimed property, you could too.

Other businesses we found with unclaimed property include Krispy Kreme, Riverside Ford, Butler Toyota, and the Georgia Farm Bureau.

For more information on unclaimed property, or if you find your name on the list, you can call the Department of Revenue at 404-968-0490, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

They say all the listings on the website are for $50 or more, and go back to at least 1980.

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