And sometimes life smiles back (sort of long feel good story)
Well just decided to post it as we are sorrounded with negative financial news everywhere...
Once every year banks post lists of accounts that have not experienced any movement within a time period, they also post outstanding managers cks and several other products. These lists are made public before the bank turns the funds , i believe, to the state governenment as unclaimmed money. About 3 years ago I called my brother as I saw him in one of those lists and true enough it was an old cking account where he had forgotten like 200 dollars...he never called me to say thank you or anything... still i felt good as I had done a good deed... I have seen several friends in these lists and I always called them and never hear back from them if they got the money or not....its usually like 100 or 200 dollars... I never mind their lack of response explaining whatever happened to the money if they got it or not... well two weeks ago a friend called a nd said:
Miguel Angel I just saw a guy with your exact name in a banking list and it says he got some unclaimed money in this bank... I went to get the paper look at it and indeed there it was.... my name and a whole bunch of money... well my name in spanish is like saying joe smith in english, we are everywhere, so I went to the bank and asked about it.
I was very clear to the lady explaining that i did not know if that money was mine but indeed i had bank accounts in that branch before and I had lots of business dealings with the branch as I use to be a commercial customer to the bank... I asked her to please make sure that it was my money as I understood how many joe smiths there are... she asked me for drivers ID and social security card... she stood up with both cards and went to talk to another officer...I saw they picked up a phone... she was on the phone like 30 minutes...she came back and said .... just fill this document up have it notarized and bring it back..i did not get any other type of response... so i came back with the document.. she took copies of my id's...kept the doument and walked to another desk... she had me waiting for another 30 minutes...talked to other bamk officers they all signed some documents and then she walked back and said.. well here is your money we took 60 dollars off for posting service fee... so the net check is for $9,960.00 .... I said thank you.... walked out with a smile worth a million dollars, thinking... sometimes life smiles back at you just when you least expect it....
PS. Next day, my friend who called got a case of expensive wine just for letting me know... the least i could do...
Originally Posted by ahsposo
What list is this? Is there a website for these lists?
I believe diferent states will have diferent procedures or it might be handled diferent stateside. Here in Puerto Rico the law states that making information public requires that it should be published on the major newspapers. I'm sorry I cant help you...
Originally Posted by Cadd
Third World Layabout
and nice to remember your friend afterward.
thanks..it was fun giving him the wine!!!
WTF? Who just FORGETS about $10K like that? Was that really your money or did you just get away with something?
Bill Gates can forget about $10K. Most other people just can't.