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To kick start the 2015 Florida unclaimed property auction activities, the Department of Financial Services hosted a live two-hour phone bank yesterday at television studio WJXT in Jacksonville. During that time, viewers were encouraged to call in and check for unclaimed property accounts in their name. In less than 18 hours, more than 5,000 individual accounts were found in the Jacksonville area worth a combined total of more than $1 million. This figure makes last night’s phone bank the most successful in the Florida unclaimed property program’s 50-year history.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla.– Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater invites Floridians to participate in the 2015 Florida Unclaimed Property Auction. This public auction featuring the sale of 50,000 items valued at more than $700,000 will be held Saturday, August 1, at the Jacksonville Marriott. A public preview will be held on Friday, July 31.
[P]eople forget things. They lose things. We’ve all seen the plethora of reality shows in which folks bid for the contents of unclaimed storage sheds — usually junk other than the treasures the producers seed the units with.

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