INDIANA – Attorney General Todd Rokita invites Hoosiers to visit IndianaUnclaimed.gov today in honor of Flag Day to see if they are flagged for any unclaimed money. Flag Day is an important part of our history as a country. For most Americans, the flag represents pride, sacrifice, opportunity, strength, and freedom.
“Making sure unclaimed property gets back to the rightful owners is an important part of our mission,” Attorney General Rokita said. “My office is committed to serving Hoosiers and protecting their individual liberty.”
While all states administer unclaimed property programs, Indiana is the only one where the attorney general oversees this function.
Last year, Attorney General Rokita’s Unclaimed Property Division returned $48 million to Hoosiers, and there are no signs of slowing down.
So far this year, over $23 million has been claimed with more than $700 million just waiting for the rightful owner.
Some property owners in the Unclaimed Property Division’s database include patriotic names and businesses, such as Red, White, Blue, Betsy, Ross, Stars, Stripes, and Wave.
Hoosiers are encouraged to:
- Keep a record of all bank accounts.
- Indicate your interest in and awareness of all accounts by contacting the holder at least once every three years.
- Record all stock certificates and be sure to cash all dividends received.
- Record all utility deposits, including telephone, cable, and electricity deposits.
- Cash all checks promptly no matter how small.
- Update your address with all businesses when you move.
- Talk to loved ones about any safe-deposit boxes you own.
Once the unclaimed property is in its custody, the Unclaimed Property Division conducts an aggressive outreach effort to locate the rightful owners or heirs.
Individuals and/or businesses have 25 years in which to claim money once it is reported to the Unclaimed Property Division.
Be sure to check IndianaUnclaimed.gov or text CLAIM to 46220 to search your name, family, or business.
You can also contact the Unclaimed Property Division at 1-866-462-5246 or firstname.lastname@example.org.