Several Nebraskans may soon be receiving automated calls from the state Treasurer's Office as they continue to search for owners of millions of dollars in unclaimed property.
The office says the automated robocalls will be made to the home telephone number of a number of Nebraskans who own unclaimed property starting around the beginning of October.
State Treasurer Don Stenberg said
the prerecorded messages will include information about how owners of unclaimed
property can go about filing claims through the Unclaimed Property Division of
the State Treasurer's Office.
"The use of
robocalls is one approach we are using to locate owners of unclaimed property
and let them know how to go about filing claims. Robocalls allow us to reach a
large number of people at one time and to put people in direct contact with our
claims representatives," Treasurer Stenberg said.
Stenberg says his office also uses letters, outreach events, social media and other forms of advertising to inform Nebraskans that they may have unclaimed property.
The call will instruct listeners to check the Treasurer's website at www.treasurer.org to search for their names on their own
or to contact the Unclaimed Property Division by phone at 402-471-8497 or
877-572-9688 toll free.
Listeners may also remain on the line to be
connected to Unclaimed Property specialists.
The calls will be made during normal business
hours Monday through Friday. 2009 was the last year the Treasurer's Office used these calls to contact unclaimed property owners.