TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Did you know you could have unclaimed money you may not even know about?
Right now, there’s a whopping $400 million up for grabs in the state of Florida. Residents taking advantage of this opportunity have only claimed only $519,000 thus far.
Investigative reporter Shannon Behnken is teamed up with Florida’s Chief Financial Officer to help reunite viewers with money they don’t know they have.
The state office is responsible for holding onto unclaimed money such as bank accounts, insurance policies, utility refunds and life insurance.
There is no statute of limitations and the money sits until someone claims it.
For information on accessing unclaimed property, click here
Our last phone bank reunited viewers with $2.3 million.
There is plenty more money to be claimed. Here is a breakdown, county by county:
- 37,298 Accounts
- 43,014 Accounts
- 503,649 Accounts
- 116,292 Accounts
- 152,003 Accounts
- 350,707 Accounts
- 188,488 Accounts
- 152,636 Accounts
In the Tampa Bay area, there’s a total of 1,544,087 accounts and $405,997,133 of unclaimed money.