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How can a person find bank accounts in his or her name?

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There are free websites, such as NAUPA, and the unclaimed property programs in each state, that will allow a person to find bank accounts in his or her name according to the U.S. Treasury. These are the recommended and reputable sites for searching for bank accounts.

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NAUPA (the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators) maintains a database of property, including bank accounts, refunds and various distributions, that have been considered inactive. An account becomes inactive when there have been no transactions for three years. A person can also contact the unclaimed property program in his or her state of residence or in any state he or she has lived in previously.

Contact the record-keeping office at the United States Treasury for information related to savings bonds.

Contact the PBGC (the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation) for information related to pensions.

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