Web site lists unclaimed funds

March 21, 2000|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

Comptroller William Donald Schaefer announced yesterday that Maryland is participating in a national online database service that offers visitors a free search for unclaimed funds -- such as from a last paycheck, a utility deposit or an old bank account.

The Web site, www.missingmoney.com, includes records of 4.5 million accounts of unclaimed funds worth an estimated $14 billion being held in Maryland and 15 other states. The comptroller's office also has a Web site, www.mary- landtaxes.com, that lists the names of more than 40,000 people with unclaimed property in Maryland.

A state-purchased, eight-page advertising supplement will appear in 36 newspapers throughout Maryland over the next 10 days in an effort to locate about 8,000 of the most recently reported owners of unclaimed funds.

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