CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - South Carolina State Treasurer Curtis Loftis is hoping to deliver some holiday green to South Carolinians this year, with the 12 Days of Christmas Cash campaign.
With a twist to the popular Christmas carol “The 12 Days of Christmas,” Loftis hopes to reunite people with missing funds that are due to them through the state’s Unclaimed Property Program.
Starting Dec. 7 and running for 12 consecutive days until Dec. 18, the State Treasurer’s Office will highlight the names of people, businesses, churches, and organizations from across the state that are due funds.
Many of the names on the list are people and businesses located in the Lowcountry. Live 5 will bring you the list everyday. Look for the 12 Days of Christmas Cash weeknights at 7 p.m. and weekends on Live 5 News This Morning. You will be able to contact the treasurer’s office by going to Live5News.com and looking under the Big Red Box.
“Everyone likes to have a little extra money, especially around the holidays. We want to remind everyone that now is a great time to search the State Treasurer’s website for unclaimed property to see if we’re holding funds that belong to them,” said Loftis. “The process is easy, and with our FastTrack system, many people should see their funds in a matter of a few weeks.”
The State Treasurer’s Office has more than $650 million in unclaimed property available to give back to South Carolina citizens, businesses and organizations. Unclaimed money could be from dormant bank accounts, uncashed checks, unclaimed insurance proceeds, and forgotten utility deposits. The treasurer acts as custodian of these funds until they are claimed by their rightful owners.
Since 2011, Loftis has returned more than $220 million in unclaimed property.
You can visit the website at treasurer.sc.gov to begin your search right now for unclaimed property for you or your family.