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June 9, 2009

 

DiNapoli, New York Mets Team Up to Help New Yorkers

Citi Field to Host Unclaimed Funds Event During Mets-Phillies Game

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli today announced that his office was teaming up with the New York Mets to help reunite New Yorkers with forgotten cash that may be among the $9.9 billion held by DiNapoli’s Office of Unclaimed Funds. DiNapoli’s staff will help fans search the unclaimed funds database at tables at Citi Field during the Mets game tomorrow night.

“The Office of Unclaimed Funds has more than $9 billion sitting in 23 million accounts. Some of that money may be yours,” DiNapoli said. “About one in 10 New Yorkers get a hit when they search the database, and the Mets are making it even easier for their fans. Head out to Citi Field for tomorrow night’s game against the Phillies and our staff will help you look for forgotten funds. It’s your money, New York, come and get it!”

The Mets-Phillies game is scheduled to start at 7:10 p.m. Representatives from DiNapoli’s office will be at Citi Field to help Mets fans search the database 90 minutes before the first pitch until the seventh inning. New Yorkers and others may also check for unclaimed funds on our Web site or by calling toll free at 1-800-221-9311.

Last year, DiNapoli’s staff processed more than 310,000 requests resulting in approximately $218 million paid out. While the majority of claims total less than $100, there is an unclaimed account for one individual worth $1.7 million. There is no fee to reclaim funds, and most claims can be processed successfully with a signature, social security number, and proof of connection with both the account and the address of record are generally required.


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