Lost & Found: Illinois Auctions, Indiana Scams, Arkansas Awards, and Spring Training Switch

Illinois Unclaimed Property Action -- Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford announced that the state is putting more than 15,000 items of unclaimed property up for auction.  The auction begins on Monday, March 26th and winds up on April 1.  (WREX NBC 13).

Unclaimed Funds in the Big Leagues -- Yahoo! Sports blog Big League Stew has an amusing story about Arizona Diamondbacks minor league baseball player Adam Eaton who, to his surprise, recently received 6 checks from the Major League Baseball Licensing program for $20,000 each.  What did professional baseball player Adam Eaton do to deserve this cash?  He has the same name as [former] professional baseball player Adam Eaton, a 10-year major league pitcher who played for the Orioles, Phillies, Padres & Rockies.  (Big League Stew).

More Unclaimed Property Scams -- This time, it's Indiana.  According to the NW Indiana Times, the Indiana Attorney General's Office is warning of an unclaimed property scam whereby a the scammers say they need an upfront fee to claim property from the state on the victim's behalf.  You NEVER have to pay an upfront fee to collect money from state unclaimed property offices.  (Then again, if you are reading an unclaimed property blog, you probably knew that).  (NWI Times).

Arkansas Unclaimed Property Website Wins Award -- At the recent national conference of the Unclaimed Property Professionals Organization, the website of State Auditor Charlie Daniels (this one, not this one) won the UPPO's award (an UPPY?) for best state website.  The Award Winning Website of the Arkansas State Auditor can be found here(KARK News).

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