The are millions of dollars left in abandoned bank accounts, life insurance and shares.
Despite the public awareness campaign the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has waged over the last two years it seems we never learn with the pool of unclaimed funds now at a record level.Related stories
Delia Rickard and the team from ASIC's Fido, handed back $57 million last year to people smart enough to check the website.
"What you have to do is go to ASIC's consumer website www.fido.gov.au and type in your name," Delia said.
"Hopefully it will tell you that you own some of that money.
"The biggest amount we have there at the moment is in Carlisle, Western Australia, from a Commonwealth Bank account and it's over $900,000."
Are you the lucky person in Melbourne with an ANZ bank account chest worth $481,199 or is your family so cashed-up in Doncaster that you would not miss a windfall of $271,057?
In Sydney's Matraville, someone has let slip a small fortune more than $642,000.
In Dolans Bay somebody has a bit over $700,000 waiting to be claimed, it is from a St George Bank account.
If you live in Bohle Queensland, over $500,000 has been left in an abandoned bank account while in the city of Adelaide ask around, you might have claim of $170,000 worth of forgotten shares.
Financial Expert Peter Switzer from the Switzer Report said a lot of people do not know that there is money and a way to find it.
"We learnt that with super as well and secondly people are really disorganised, it's the disorganised person's world that is really losing money all the time," he said.
ASIC holds the money in a trust fund for seven years then the government profits from the interest made with the forgotten money pit.