State Treasurer Setting Up Unclaimed Property Booth at State Fair

POSTED: Wednesday, August 1, 2012 --- 9:30 a.m.

From the Wisconsin State Treasurer's Office.

(West Allis) The Office of the State Treasurer is serving up missing money at its Wisconsin State Fair booth this year! It takes 5 only minutes to search our database.

The Unclaimed Property Unit will be at the Wisconsin State Fair August 2nd thru 12th, 2012 inside the Exposition Center helping people search for their missing money. Last year, State Treasurer Kurt Schuller and the Unclaimed Property Unit helped nearly 7,000 people find more than $200,000 during the Fair.

“I’ve been on the road at fairs and other outreach events for several months now and you would be surprised at how many people have no clue we are holding their money”, State Treasurer Kurt Schuller said. “It’s a great feeling being able to help someone claim their cash.”

The State Treasurer’s Booth is in the same location as always – right next to the Wisconsin Lottery booth in the Exposition Center. Our fast tracking system will make it even easier to claim amounts less than $2,000! You can input all your information into the computer and, if it all matches, have your check in just a few days.

Unclaimed Property at the WI State Fair
August 2nd – 12th, 2012
Exposition Center
9:00am-10:00pm

There is more than $400 million dollars in unclaimed assets held by the State Treasury. This money comes from forgotten paychecks, insurance premium overpayments, utility deposits, forgotten bank accounts, forgotten stocks, abandoned safe deposit boxes and many other forms of assets that have been lost, forgotten about or that people did not even know they had! There are more than 2 million “properties” held by the Office of State Treasurer. You can search for missing money 24/7 online at www.wismissingmoney.com or call 855-375-CASH (2274)


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