Don’t Miss Out: Uncover Hidden Treasures of Unclaimed Property in North Dakota
What would you do if $841.00 fell into your lap? Would you go on a mini vacation? Would you take treat your family to a nice meal? Would you save it? $841.00 showed up recently for my dad. It was some unclaimed property that the state was holding until it finally got claimed.
Rick Rider from Bismarck's Townsquare Media cluster recently published an article describing the massive amount of money or property that remains unclaimed in the state of North Dakota. You can read more about it here. After I read his article, I thought, what could it hurt? I went in and started the process.
Here is where the fun starts. After you enter your name, you click search and then wait to see what pops up. I did that with my name first and found nothing. I put my dad's name in and found some unclaimed dollars that were issued to him years ago from when we lived on the farm up by Grenora.
Claiming the property was a very simple process. Since I was claiming it on my dad's behalf, the state required me to show proof of power of attorney and asked for identification for both my dad and me. The state also asked for some proof he actually lived at the address they had on file from where funds were to be sent years ago.
Once that information was submitted electronically, the state did its thing, and a confirmation email was sent saying things were approved, and a check would be mailed in a few days. Boom! $841.00 just fell in dad's lap..it took 20 minutes for the whole process. If you would like to see if you have some property belonging to you CLICK HERE. Just enter your name or business name, and see what turns up. You might be surprised!
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