DANVILLE, Va. (WFXR) – The City of Danville Treasurer’s Office will be hosting a virtual call event with the Virginia Department of Treasury’s Unclaimed Property Office to assist citizens with looking for money that may belong to them.
The event will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 1 and Thursday, Dec. 2 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. each day.
Between those times, residents may call the toll-free phone number 1-833-302-0704 to speak with a Treasury representative to begin their search.
Virginia’s consumer protection law requires businesses to turn any unclaimed property over to the Commonwealth which relieves businesses of the financial liability.
Virginia then holds the property as the custodian until the rightful owner, or heir files a claim.
Since the program’s inception in 1961, more than $912 million has been paid out to Virginians.
Unclaimed property consists of “abandoned assets or accounts” which are considered dormant due to inactivity.
This can include utility deposits, customer refunds, unpaid wages, money from insurance policies, securities and investments, bank accounts and tangible property.
Virginians can search the Commonwealth’s unclaimed property database by searching the free website, which can be found by clicking here.
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