After 22 years in limbo, I recovered $700 from the State of Massachusetts. Wow. 22 years?
Short form: MissingMoney.com is totally legit. Go there, type in your last name and your state and it’ll tell you if that state owes you any money
Long form: About 8 years ago my friend Jen told me she noticed the State of Massachusetts owed me $653.25 according to MissingMoney.com. I eventually figured out that when I went to UMass Boston, they apparently didn’t know what to do with one of the tuition checks my family had given them. I followed up on it but since I couldn’t prove that I lived at that particular address, the state wouldn’t give me my money back. Then 7 years ago Charlotte tried with vigor to find some legal documents for me in the Somerville courthouse so I could prove my address but she couldn’t find them. Last year I tried to get my transcript from UMass Boston for my application to grad school and the issue cropped up again. They wouldn’t give me my transcript because of what I “owed them”!
I paid the money owed but was determined to claim the money. Happily, the Registrar at UMass Boston was happy to work with me. After some back and forth, she sent a letter to me proving my address. And a mere 5 months later…
It’s my money back, with interest!
Now go to MissingMoney.com and get your money back!