GREENSBORO, N.C. — Let's put cash in your pocket. There is $711 million is in the unclaimed property fund in North Carolina. You might be owed money from that.

North Carolina Treasurer Dale Folwell joined 2WTK to talk about

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"We're talking anything from  bank accounts, wages, utility deposits you may have made and never got back, insurance policy proceeds, stocks, bonds, and even the contents of safe deposit boxes can be part of unclaimed property."

How does the money get there? The NCCash.com site explains, "Funds become unclaimed because the company loses track of the consumer, due to an incorrect address or other missing information. By law, these funds are  turned over, to the Department of State Treasurer for safekeeping until claimed."

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Make sure you know what the North Carolina Unclaimed Cash site looks like.

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If you don't see this Treasurer Folwell at the top, you're in the wrong place.There are plenty of third party sites that want you to pay them for finding your unclaimed cash. No need. This is a free service. 

You'll search the data base by first entering in  your name and city first. If you come up with a claim...you'll then be asked for your social security number. There are several types of claims that are more involved and may take extra forms of identification. If so, the NC Treasurer's office will contact you. 

Have you lived somewhere else and want to check for unclaimed cash there too? The USGov Unclaimed Cash site can help.