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Old 10-05-2020, 06:38 PM   #21
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I had a strange situation. I kept getting letters address to the previous resident, who I know had died.
I went to the CA unclaimed property site, and found there were thousands of dollars there. I started Googling, and found the obituary for his brother in San Diego. The obit listed the man's surviving daughters, and i ended up calling one.
She told me the name of her cousin, who was the son of the man who lived here previously. I invested a couple of bucks in one of those "find them" sites, and got his e-mail address. I sent him an e-mail, saying I am not selling anything, but just want him to get the money. I gave him the reference numbers of the unclaimed property, as well as my phone number.
It turned out his dad had married three times, and he had a stepsister.
At that point, I backed out of any further contact, as he will have to figure out what to do.
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Old 10-05-2020, 07:18 PM   #22
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I had a strange situation. I kept getting letters address to the previous resident, who I know had died.
I went to the CA unclaimed property site, and found there were thousands of dollars there. I started Googling, and found the obituary for his brother in San Diego. The obit listed the man's surviving daughters, and i ended up calling one.
She told me the name of her cousin, who was the son of the man who lived here previously. I invested a couple of bucks in one of those "find them" sites, and got his e-mail address. I sent him an e-mail, saying I am not selling anything, but just want him to get the money. I gave him the reference numbers of the unclaimed property, as well as my phone number.
It turned out his dad had married three times, and he had a stepsister.
At that point, I backed out of any further contact, as he will have to figure out what to do.
Another one of my potential tag lines is: "All you can do is all you can do." Sounds like you went the extra mile. Hope you are blessed for it.
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Old 10-06-2020, 06:12 AM   #23
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An official government web site would probably use the .gov domain.
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I had a couple little long ignored dividend checks end up at the CA state controllers office and claimed them successfully. There are still a few dollars that showing there from my Dads business that closed down at his death in the 90s. Someday I’ll put the time in to get those too.
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