The Massachusetts unclaimed funds’ pile has been increasing at an alarming rate. In Massachusetts, it is estimated that 1 out of every 10 people have abandoned property. In the September’s publication of unclaimed properties, the total of unclaimed properties is now over $21 million in new unclaimed accounts with 40,000 individuals and businesses listed.
MA pursues its agenda of uniting the unclaimed funds with their owners in a very serious manner. In accordance with Massachusetts General Law c. 200A, Section 7A, a due diligence notice must be sent by first-class mail to every owner’s last known address at least 60 days prior to filing a report and turning over assets to the Abandoned Property Division.