The following is a press release from the office of Rep. William C. Galvin (D-Canton):
Stoughton's two representatives in the Massachusetts House, (D-Canton) and (D-Stoughton), are pleased to announce that the most up-to-date information regarding abandoned property has been released by the State.
The Representatives met with Treasurer Steven Grossman on Wednesday morning to hear about the State’s efforts to reunite residents with their missing money.
Each year, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts receives large amounts of unclaimed property, including forgotten savings and checking accounts, uncashed checks, insurance policy proceeds, stocks, dividends, and contents of safe deposit boxes. Most of these accounts are turned over to the Treasury after three years of inactivity.
It is estimated that one in ten people in Massachusetts are on the unclaimed property list.
There are 415 Stoughton residents on this year’s list.
To find out if you or your business is on this list, you may visit the Treasurer’s website at findmassmoney.com.
The Treasurer’s office returned over $76 million to 35,000 residents, businesses and charities in the Commonwealth in 2011.
This year, Treasurer Grossman is hoping to assist even more residents in locating their deserted property. To file a claim, please contact the Unclaimed Property Division. You can use the website above, call 1-888-344-MASS(6277) or (617) 367-0400, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or write to:
Department of the State Treasurer
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Unclaimed Property Division
One Ashburton Place, 12th Floor
Boston, MA 02108-1608
You may also contact Representative Galvin’s office at (617) 722-2582 or Representative Kafka’s office at (617) 722-2960 with any questions regarding the program.