Missouri State Treasurer Clint Zweifel alerted Missourians to check their local newspapers in the coming editions for a notice about unclaimed U.S. Savings Bonds.

The notice announces the steps Zweifel is taking to help return funds associated with the unclaimed bonds to their rightful owners. Many of these U.S. Savings Bonds came to the treasurer as Unclaimed Property in abandoned safe deposit boxes. To see a detailed explanation of the types of savings bonds that are impacted by this effort, as well as a list of bondholders whose bonds were in safe deposit boxes, please visit treasurer.mo.gov/UnclaimedProperty/SavingsBondsDefendantList.aspx.

“My No. 1 job as treasurer is to act in the best financial interest of Missouri taxpayers,” Zweifel said. “In taking steps to return lost or unclaimed U.S. Savings Bonds, I am working to ensure thousands of Missourians receive money owed to them by the federal government. These savings bonds could come from savings, gifts, investments and more. We are doing all we can to ensure the money associated with them can be returned in a timely manner.”

Since June of this year, Zweifel has returned more than 400 savings bonds totaling nearly $52,000 to Missourians. More than 7,400 savings bonds held by Treasurer Zweifel for thousands of individuals remain to be claimed. If you believe the Treasurer may hold an unclaimed U.S. Savings Bond for you, search treasurer.mo.gov/UnclaimedProperty/SavingsBondsSearch.aspx and begin the process of claiming your bond.

As required by Missouri law, Zweifel has begun proceedings in the Circuit Court of Cole County to gain title to certain matured U.S. Savings Bonds, some of which he currently holds as Unclaimed Property.

If you have questions about unclaimed U.S. Savings Bonds, contact Zweifel’s office at ucp@treasurer.mo.gov. The website also includes helpful FAQs that provide answers about savings bonds in general as well as the proceedings currently underway.

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