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.

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.