Syracuse (WSYR-TV) - NewsChannel 9 is helping you hunt down your unclaimed funds that the state is holding on to.
The state comptroller's office is holding on to $12 billion in "lost money." You could have a check just waiting to be claimed.Find if you have any unclaimed funds: Click here to search for lost money on the comptroller's website.You can also call 1-800-221-9311, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
You may have "lost," "abandoned," or "unclaimed" funds from old bank accounts, insurance policies, utility accounts, investments, or other sources.
When accounts become inactive, they’re turned over to the state which holds on to the money until you claim it.