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What are some ways that property becomes abandoned?

Q. What are some ways that property becomes abandoned?

A. Here are some ways property and assets can become abandoned.

  • If you moved and forgot to notify your bank, broker, employer, etc of your new address.
  • If you did not move but your address changed due to 911.
  • If your forwarding order with the post office expired.
  • If you received a check and you did not cash it.
  • If you left a job and never returned to receive your last paycheck.
  • If you overpaid a credit card bill but did not use the credit.
  • If a regular account statement was inadvertently marked undeliverable and was returned to the sender in error.
  • If you have in your possession a gift certificate, certified check, cashier’s check, or money order you haven’t spent.
  • If you bought stock, placed them in a “safe” place, and forgot them.
  • If you are holding bonds that were called or called early.
  • If you had a distant relative who passed on, leaving an estate, but the heirs were never located.
  • If you have valuable accounts in a bank, with a broker or trader, trust or other safekeeping agent that you have not contacted in four years or longer.