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Unclaimed Property: Claim Your Cash Today

Chris Wang | Posted 07.15.2016 | Business
Chris Wang

I put in a claim and yesterday I received a check for $73 from the State of New Jersey. It turns out that I had money due to me from Aetna insurance.

Does Your State's Unclaimed Funds Expose Too Much Private Information?

Adam Levin | Posted 07.01.2016 | Technology
Adam Levin

The crux of the problem when it comes to reporting unclaimed property: It's impossible to be guarded and careful about something you don't even know exists, and of course it's much easier to steal something if you know that it does.

Is Your State Helping Scammers Rip You Off?

Adam Levin | Posted 06.25.2016 | Technology
Adam Levin

As cybercriminals become more skilled, the privacy practices at many organizations have not kept apace. In data that I've compiled, I found this to be the case at many state treasuries where the data exposed provides fraudsters with a crime exacta: claiming money that no one will ever miss and gathering various nuggets of personal data that can help facilitate other types of identity theft.

You May Have Money You Didn't Know About, From Jean Chatzky (WATCH)

Posted 08.14.2013 | Home

Jean Chatzky, money expert, filled us in on those advertisements that talk about "free money" when she joined me on Mondays With Marlo. Surprisingly, ...

The IRS Has A Ton Of Money Waiting For You

Posted 04.12.2012 | Money

Think you don't need to file your tax returns because you don't make enough money? Think again. Even though you may not owe the IRS anything this y...

Catherine New

New Jersey Makes A Grab For Residents' Gift Cards

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 04.05.2012 | Money

Like many states on the hunt to fill in budget shortfalls, New Jersey is getting creative. The state is making a grab for its residents' gift cards. ...

Homeless Woman Gets $10,000 Surprise From Unclaimed Insurance Policy

New York Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

A Staten Island woman went from living in a homeless shelter to shopping for loads of new furniture after cashing in on a just-discovered $10,000 life...