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Treasurer: Unclaimed property website free of charge

SPRINGFIELD, IL (KFVS) -

Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford reminds Illinois residents that checking the unclaimed property website, www.treasurer.il.gov, is free of charge. 

 "We have been getting reports of individuals who accidentally go to the wrong website and are asked to provide credit card information in order to find their unclaimed property," said Treasurer Rutherford.  "Those are outside entities or private companies that are charging to provide the information.  Be sure to visit our official website, where finding unclaimed property for you or your family won't cost a dime."

In 2012, the treasurer says the total returned was $129 million dollars, a 27 percent increase over the previous year. 

"I want to see this money returned to the people's pockets," said Rutherford.  "With over $1.7 billion dollars available to owners statewide, I encourage you to check out the website to see what you discover." 

To find out if you have unclaimed property through I-Cash, visit www.treasurer.il.gov and follow the I-Cash link. 

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