FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 9/08/2017
BOSTON — Massachusetts State Treasurer Deb Goldberg today announced the latest grouping of names that have been added to the state’s list of unclaimed property owners. Over 46,000 new properties worth millions of dollars are owed to individuals and businesses throughout the Commonwealth, including the band New Kids on the Block and members Jordan Knight and Danny Wood.
“To the New Kids on the Block, you got it, unclaimed property that is. We have the right stuff to get you what’s rightfully yours,” said Treasurer Deb Goldberg. “Call our office and begin the claims process today.”
“My team is prepared to walk you through your claim step by step,” said Mark William Bracken, Assistant Treasurer and head of the Unclaimed Property Division. “We look forward to working with NKOTB and all the Massachusetts residents who have unclaimed property.”
Unclaimed property includes forgotten savings and checking accounts, un-cashed checks, insurance policy proceeds, stocks, dividends, and the contents of unattended safe deposit boxes. Most accounts are considered abandoned and are turned over to the state after three years of inactivity. Last year, Treasury returned over $114 million in the property to its rightful owners, making the Commonwealth the state to return the most money on a per-capita basis.
This newly released list includes only individuals and businesses with unclaimed property over $100 and if you don’t see your name in the paper this weekend, hang tough, as these are only the new names. Treasurer Goldberg urged all citizens to check the comprehensive list for all amounts at www.findmassmoney.com or to call our live call center at 888-344-MASS (6277).
The full list of the new individuals and businesses added to the unclaimed property list will be published in the Boston Globe on Sunday, September 10 and in the Boston Herald on Sunday, September 17. In addition to these two papers, the list of names will be published in over 30 regional and local papers.
The Treasury releases an updated list of unclaimed property assets every six months as the new accounts are turned over to the Commonwealth. There is no time limit for a person to claim this property and, in many cases, claimants will receive interest.