If the entire country worked together, we could finally rid treasury coffers of lost cash, this according to officials across the country. The federal and state governments are holding onto billions of dollars in lost cash and the only remedy is public awareness and support. Until more people become aware of and search for lost cash, we may never rid the country of it for good.
The Origins of Lost Cash
Many people don’t know what lost cash implies. They can’t imagine a scenario where they would have ‘lost cash’, as it were. This money comes from a variety of sources. Some people kept a bank account in another state and forgot to close it before they left. Even if that bank account had a miniscule amount in it before they moved, it might have grown substantially due to interest since then.
Then there are the cases of lost utility deposits and payroll checks that should have been returned. These checks are usually lost in the mail, but lost cash can come from any source and that makes it incredibly difficult to track.
The solution is for every citizen to do their part to make lost cash a thin of the past.
How Can We Help Resolve the Lost Cash Problem?
Since there is so much lost cash out there, we as a country should pick one day a year that we deem a ‘lost cash holiday’.
On that day, everyone will search the Cash Unclaimed database to see if they have lost cash available in their name. If a match is made, the person will be able to claim their lost cash in a few simple steps. It is either as easy as proving your identity or providing your current address for verification purposes. If we all pledge to do this, if everyone gets involved on this single day, we will finally be able to send lost cash down the memory hole where it belongs.
In this economy we all know that almost everyone could use more money. Do your part and help to make lost cash a thing of the past. Search using your first and last name and you will soon find out just how much lost cash you have out there waiting for you.