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CFO Jimmy Patronis: This Halloween, Don’t Be Tricked, Treat Yourself to Unclaimed Money!

10/28/2022
For Immediate Release: Friday, October 28, 2022
Contact: Office of Communications, Communications@MyFloridaCFO.com, 850.413.2842

CFO Jimmy Patronis: This Halloween, Don’t Be Tricked, Treat Yourself to Unclaimed Money!

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis is celebrating Halloween by encouraging Floridians to “scare up” some unclaimed property and search for money or items in their name. The CFO’s Division of Unclaimed Property currently holds more than $3 million in unclaimed property with some spooky Halloween themed names including Wolf, Grimm, Spirit, Candy, Halloween, Bones, Trick and Treat! Since CFO Patronis took office in 2017, more than $1.7 billion in unclaimed property has been returned to Florida citizens.

 CFO Jimmy Patronis said, “This Halloween, my unclaimed property team is encouraging all Floridians to go trick or treating in Florida’s unclaimed property vault! Right now, there is more than $3 million of unclaimed property ready to be claimed by individuals and businesses with some spooky Halloween themed names. Don’t be frightened, go ahead and see if you have any unclaimed property now! You can search for unclaimed property for yourself, friends, loved ones, and even your business at FLTreasureHunt.gov. It’s scary how much unclaimed property there is just waiting to be claimed. Search now!”

 Florida’s Division of Unclaimed Property is currently holding more than $3 million in accounts with Halloween themed names including:

  • Wolf                 $2.5 million
  • Grimm              $281,100
  • Spirit                $124,344
  • Candy              $61,576
  • Halloween        $29,768
  • Bones              $25,685
  • Treat                $22,721
  • Trick                $16,657
  • Fear                 $14,275
  • Ghost               $8,038
  • Boo                  $4,295
  • Spooky             $595
  • Skull                 $504
  • Scary                $336
  • Goblin               $243

 Unclaimed Property is a financial asset that is unknown or lost, or has been left inactive, unclaimed or abandoned by its owner. The most common types of unclaimed property are dormant bank accounts, unclaimed insurance proceeds, stocks, dividends, uncashed checks, deposits, credit balances and refunds. Unclaimed property also includes contents from abandoned safe deposit boxes in financial institutions. Unclaimed property assets are held by business or government entities (holders) for a set period of time, usually five years. If the holder is unable to locate, re-establish contact with the owner and return the asset, it is reported and remitted to the Florida Department of Financial Services, Division of Unclaimed Property. Unclaimed funds are deposited into the State School Trust Fund and used to support public schools. However, the original amount reported can always be claimed by the owner, or his/her heirs, at no cost.

 To search for unclaimed property or to claim an account, go online to www.FLTreasureHunt.gov.

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 About CFO Jimmy Patronis 
Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis is a statewide elected official and a member of Florida’s Cabinet who oversees the Department of Financial Services. CFO Patronis works each day to fight insurance fraud, support Florida’s firefighters, and ensure the state’s finances are stable to support economic growth in the state. Follow the activities of the Department on Facebook (FLDFS) and Twitter (@FLDFS).