Is Some Of The $9.8 Million In Unclaimed WaMu Deposits Yours?

Remember the good old days when Washington Mutual (or WaMu, if you like your bank to sound like a killer whale) still existed? Well, there are about 9.8 million souvenirs of its existence still waiting to be disbursed in the form of unclaimed deposits.

The FDIC recently turned over the unclaimed cash to the Washington State Department of Revenue, which is now responsible for finding the rightful owners.

The Dept. has sent out letters and claims forms to the last known addresses of those with more than $75 in unclaimed deposits, but for those who’ve moved on — possibly because you lost your job, your house, your dog and your truck all in the same afternoon — there are other ways to get your cash out of WaMu’s cold, dead hands.

You can search the Dept. of Revenue’s database by clicking here or if you feel like using the phone, you can call 1-800-435-2429.

$9.8 million in WaMu deposits still unclaimed (yours?) []


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  1. MerlynNY says:

    Sadly, I’m not there :(

  2. c!tizen says:

    hand it over, I’ll take one for the team, but just to put this whole sad mess behind us.

  3. Eat The Rich -They are fat and succulent says:

    Interesting. I just found out that the State of California is holding $81.00 in my name for a refund from an old insurance policy I cancelled!

    Thanks Consumerist. You just made me $80 bucks! I suppose I should like…donate part of that to you all or something :)

  4. jessjj347 says:

    I don’t understand. Why does every name I get a result for, have an address in Washington? Does this only apply to certain states?

  5. Dopaz says:

    Hey! Whadda know? I had a couple hundred bucks waiting for me, not WaMu, but US Bank that they found.

    Hope this isn’t a scam as I just gave my SSN…

  6. montusama says:

    WaMu was a cool name. I never used them though.

  7. spazztastic says:

    That site looks like a scam site, rather than something official.

    • RvLeshrac says:

      Really? So you’re under the impression that anyone can simply walk off the street and buy a .GOV domain?

  8. thewriteguy says:

    I never make these lists. :^[

  9. EdK says:

    Does this sound right? “Is some of the .. deposits yours?”

    Deposits. Plural. C’mon y’all.

    • psm321 says:

      Try substituting a number in for “done”. I’m not sure of the grammatical rule why, but singular is usually used with money. You don’t say “are those your 100 dollars?”, you say “is that your 100 dollars?”

  10. shof515 says:

    Since the state of Washington is handing this, i think they will only list people who live in that state and not other people from another state. You might need to find your state dept of revenue and see if they have a similar database

    • shof515 says:

      PS: It seems fishy that the page copyright is 2007 and yet we are in the 2010, could the page/database be out of date also?

      • TWSS says:

        The out of date copyright line is pretty much par for the course with state and local websites, IME. Pitiful that they can’t even snag a line of simple javascript to keep it updated automatically…