One in seven Americans may owe money without knowing it thanks to unclaimed property.
Anything from bounced checks to security deposits to overpayments can leave you with cash in your pockets — here’s how.
Georgia and other states have their own list of unclaimed properties for residents to monetize.
South Carolina State Treasurer Curtis Loftis said, “All kinds of funds are turning up that people never knew about.”
Loftis said a womanshe was owed a million dollars—which she had no idea.
He said: “It was the proverbial little old lady. The nicest person you’ve ever met, but she thought we were all scammers.”
“I sent the county treasurer to see her. Finally, I found the member of the county House of Representatives who happened to know her father. He was the guy who died and left her the money.”
To find out if you are owed money, you can search your name online to see if there is a property that matches the area where you lived or worked.
Anyone who is owed cash can easily collect it by visiting Missingmoney.com.
Click here to visit the South Carolina unclaimed real estate website.
Click here to visit Georgia unclaimed real estate website.
It comes as Americans could claim their share of a $15 million lemonade settlement after being promised something they never got.
A&W Concentrate Co. and Keurig Dr. Pepper. have agreed to settle a false advertising lawsuit, which will be resolved in October 2023.
The company was sued for falsely advertising that its products contained real vanilla.
Falling within the suit are products from 2016 to 2023 that have a label that says “made with aged vanilla.”
The sodas included in the bill are sugar-free sodas, diet drinks, and regular variations of their A&W brands Root Beer and Cream Soda.
The claimants claim that the misleading label led shoppers to believe the product contained real vanilla when in fact it was ethylvanillin, an artificial vanilla flavoring.
The company denies the allegations but is still settling the lawsuit.
Members of the class action may request a portion of the settlement within three tiers.