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Unclaimed Property FAQ's

1. What is unclaimed property?
2. How does property become unclaimed?
3. Why does Wisconsin have an unclaimed property law?
4. Who administers the law?
5. What happens to unclaimed property when the State of Wisconsin cannot locate the rightful owner?
6. How much and what kind of property is involved?
7. Why is the State of Wisconsin involved?
8. What efforts are made by the state to find the rightful owners?
9. How can I avoid having unclaimed property?
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