McCord Treasury asks for citizens' patience as workers restore power; Unclaimed Property Bureau experiencing higher than normal call volumes from "owner" outreach efforts
HARRISBURG, Pa., April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Severe weather in the Harrisburg area has disrupted electricity service to the state Treasury Department's Unclaimed Property phone and claim processing systems, which operate from the Riverfront Office Complex.
Until workers are able to re-establish power to the complex, citizens will be unable to reach the Bureau of Unclaimed Property's call center by phone. The power disruption may create other technical difficulties, as well.
Citizens can continue to search for unclaimed property owed to them and download claim forms by visiting www.patreasury.org.
The McCord Treasury is in the midst of its annual newspaper outreach effort to reunite unclaimed property with rightful owners, which has led to higher than normal call volumes. Advertisements listing the names of unclaimed property owners owed more than $250 appeared in today's Lock Haven Express, St. Marys Daily Press, and The Fulton County News.
Treasury asks citizens for their patience, and encourages anyone attempting to call the Bureau of Unclaimed Property to try again at a later time.
For more information on the Unclaimed Property Program, or to learn how the McCord Treasury is help Pennsylvanians to earn, learn and invest, visit www.patreasury.org.
SOURCE Pennsylvania Treasury Department