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March 26, 2012

Texans Can Claim Their Money at the Spring Home & Garden Show in The Woodlands, March 31 and April 1

(The Woodlands) — Texans who think — or hope — they might have some money waiting to be claimed from the state’s Unclaimed Property List have a chance to search the list at the 10th Annual Spring Home & Garden Show on March 31 and April 1.

Staff members from the Texas Comptroller’s Unclaimed Property Division will help people search for unclaimed property online, fill out claim forms and answer questions about the unclaimed property program.

Unclaimed Property representatives will be available from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 31 and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 1, at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott & Convention Center, located at 1601 Lake Robbins Drive. More information on the show can be found at http://www.woodlandsshows.com.

“The current balance in the state’s unclaimed property fund is approximately $2.5 billion,” said Texas Comptroller Susan Combs. “That money belongs to Texans, and it is important that we get it back into the right hands. Events like this enable us to educate people about forgotten funds, and encourage them to check the Unclaimed Property List often.”

The Comptroller estimates that one in four Texans has money waiting to be claimed.  Unclaimed property includes forgotten utility deposits or other refunds, insurance proceeds, mineral interest or royalty payments, dormant bank accounts and abandoned safe deposit box contents. To search for unclaimed property any time, visit the Comptroller’s unclaimed property web site at www.ClaimItTexas.org or call (800) 654-FIND (3463).

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