Attention Californians: Claim Your Lost Cash!

If you live in California (I’m sure it’s the same in every other state) you should periodically check out your home state’s website to see if you have any long lost cash you need to claim.

I make a point to check annually, and I always find some missing money that I never knew was missing.  It’s like Christmas!

Last year I hit pay dirt.  I found $5,200.00 and was ecstatic.  In 2004, I found a check for $9000!  I checked today, and found $937.00, a refund that was apparently sent by Hewlett-Packard, but I never received it. 

I also checked my husbands name (found him a $50 rebate), my moms (found her $354.00) and my kids (they had $0), but my point is, you never know. 

It’s simple!  In about two minutes, you could be rich.  Here’s what you do:

  1. If you live in California, go to
  2. In the search box, put “Unclaimed Property” and hit search
  3. Then click on the 3rd bullet down “UCP Inquiry System”
  4. Insert first name, last name and last known city the person lived in.
  5. Click search

That’s all there is to it.  Go ahead, do your search, and be sure to let me know if your wallet is a little heavier.  🙂

Happy Treasure Hunting!!!


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