One in four Virginians has missing money. Right now there is over $2 Billion dollars in unclaimed property. This money can come from forgotten accounts, life insurance policies, uncashed payroll or refund checks, unclaimed stocks and dividends or tangible items from safe deposit boxes.
According to Adult Protective Services (APS), there were 1,016 substantiated cases of financial exploitation in Virginia in 2015. In APS’ review of 76 sample cases they found an average per case loss of $27,782, meaning Virginia could have lost a total of more than $28 million collectively.
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