Find Mass Money is Real and I Tried It

February 1, 2024 National Unclaimed Property Day, Massachusetts State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg reminded its citizens that the state Unclaimed Property Division (UCP) is holding more than $3 billion in unclaimed property belonging to individuals and businesses throughout the state.

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Unclaimed property includes forgotten savings and checking accounts, un-cashed checks, insurance policy proceeds, stocks, dividends, and the contents of unattended safe deposit boxes.

Most accounts are considered abandoned and are turned over to the state after three years of inactivity. In 2023, Treasury processed over 148,000 claims and returned over $185 million in cash and securities to its rightful owners.

I have often heard Find Mass Money ads on the radio but didn’t believe it was real so I never check it. Until one day, I received a press release from State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg about the Unclaimed Property Division. I gave it a try on the website at: and typed in my name, sure enough there was money under my name! I found $58 which I overpaid Comcast cable and it was refunded to me, but somehow, I never cashed the check.

The unclaimed property also can belong to businesses. So, I decided to type in Khmer Post USA. There I found $500 uncashed check from Lowell General Hospital back in 2016. All I had to do was to fill out a short paperwork and prove that I own Khmer Post USA and a check was sent to me! I am sharing this story because I want our readers to know that Find Mass Money is real and you can claim it safely.

There is no time limit for a person to claim this property and searching for unclaimed money is always free. Treasurer Goldberg urges all citizens to check the comprehensive list for all amounts at or call the UCP at 888-344-MASS (6277).