CHARLESTON – State Treasurer John Perdue’s office will publish a series of unclaimed property bulletins across the state and is in the Wednesday, March 26, 2014, edition of the Coal Valley News.
The bulletins are a list of approximately 13,000 rightful owners, all of whom have been disconnected from their assets. Unclaimed property is any asset – excluding real estate — from which an individual has become separated but still legally owns.
“As with all the inserts we publish we expect a great response through word of mouth and direct contact,” said Treasurer Perdue. “We’ll be waiting excitedly for that same response this time.”
Thursday marks the first of the inserts, which are included in the largest newspaper of each county. A certain quantity are directly mailed. They will run until April 10.
None of the names to be advertised have been published in any prior unclaimed property publications. Anyone whose name is published is the rightful owner of $50 or more in unclaimed assets.
Those who find their name in the bulletin may go to www.wvtreasury.com and click on the Unclaimed Property icon. There a resident may file an electronic claim or mail in a form. Electronic claims work best when the assets belong to a single owner. Not as much documentation is required in comparison to a more complicated case such as the settlement of an estate.
Auctions of unclaimed property items continue at www.WestVirginiaUnclaimedProperty.org. Check the web site for the next one scheduled. Auctions feature items left behind in safe deposit boxes, such as coins, jewelry and the like. Any proceeds remain in the account of the rightful owner, as continued efforts are made to find the person.