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Unclaimed Property List

Postby Huckleby » Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:40 am

I guess this past Sunday's paper published a list of people with unclaimed property in Dane County.

It's not really a guess, I know it because a neighbor called me and said she saw my name there.

I'm rich! Or maybe a $100 richer or something. I have no friggin idea how I might possibly be owed some money somewhere. And if they have my name and address, why wouldn't the state just send me a postcard? I'm guess my "property" is some refund check from somebody that never got cashed.

Anyway, you too may be rich!, and you can find out by searching here:
https://statetreasury.wisconsin.gov/UCP ... earch.aspx

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Re: Unclaimed Property List

Postby fisticuffs » Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:49 am

I have an insanely common name. There are 51 claims in my name on this site (none of them me that I can tell). So how do I go about claiming these other people's money? How much jail time do I do when I get caught?

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Re: Unclaimed Property List

Postby green union terrace chair » Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:28 am

fisticuffs wrote:I have an insanely common name. There are 51 claims in my name on this site (none of them me that I can tell). So how do I go about claiming these other people's money? How much jail time do I do when I get caught?

FISTICUFFS IS JOHN DOE

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Re: Unclaimed Property List

Postby fisticuffs » Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:01 pm

Only one result for John Doe. $10-100 from Paypal.

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Re: Unclaimed Property List

Postby Detritus » Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:39 pm

fisticuffs wrote:Only one result for John Doe. $10-100 from Paypal.

I hope the MKE DA's office pays attention to who claims that one.

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Re: Unclaimed Property List

Postby Henry Vilas » Thu Jun 14, 2012 2:03 pm

A friend just stopped by, and while here I looked up his name for shits and giggles. Lo and behold, he is due between ten and a hundred bucks. I told him he had to buy me a beer for the finder's fee.

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Re: Unclaimed Property List

Postby Remember_Me » Thu Jun 14, 2012 2:14 pm

Henry Vilas wrote:A friend just stopped by, and while here I looked up his name for shits and giggles. Lo and behold, he is due between ten and a hundred bucks. I told him he had to buy me a beer for the finder's fee.


I suppose the kind of beer will be determined based on which end of the scale he's on.

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Re: Unclaimed Property List

Postby Henry Vilas » Thu Jun 14, 2012 2:16 pm

Remember_Me wrote:
Henry Vilas wrote:A friend just stopped by, and while here I looked up his name for shits and giggles. Lo and behold, he is due between ten and a hundred bucks. I told him he had to buy me a beer for the finder's fee.


I suppose the kind of beer will be determined based on which end of the scale he's on.

He likes IPAs like I do. If it's closer to a Benjamin, I'll expect a sixer.

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Re: Unclaimed Property List

Postby Huckleby » Thu Jun 14, 2012 7:08 pm

Huh. I see now my treasure comes from Capital One, the bank where I've had my credit card for 10 years. They got between $100 and $1000 waiting for me. This is so weird, if my own credit card company owes me money, why wouldn't they just credit me directly?

Methinks they owe me money through some class action lawsuit. And their minimum requirement is to notifiy the state, and hope that recipients don't notice. How f-ed up.

I just checked my friend, and she's got $10->$100 funny money from Best Buy. Maybe some lost gift card from years past?

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Re: Unclaimed Property List

Postby Igor » Thu Jun 14, 2012 8:03 pm

Went through Wisconsin Facebook friends and various other folks that I could think of. Got probably a 6 or 7 % hit rate.


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