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Topic: Community-Focused Initiatives
Posted on 9/8/2016
Media General’s NBC affiliate WFLA-TV Tampa investigative reporter helps Tampa viewers get $1 million in unclaimed property and money on August 11. Investigative consumer reporter Shannon Behnken hosted a one-day phone bank that helped residents reclaim more than 4,000 accounts totaling over $1,051,000. The phone bank connected viewers to a Florida database of unclaimed money and property from dormant accounts in financial institutions, insurance and utility companies, securities and trust holdings. The property can include items such as watches, jewelry, coins, stamps and cash. “The volume of calls we received was unbelievable proving once again that News Channel 8 is truly On Your Side,” said General Manager Andy Alford. Watch video via TVNewsCheck.
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