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Jimmy Patronis: Florida Returned More than $26 Million in Unclaimed Property in July

This week, state Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis announced that more than $26 million in unclaimed property was returned to Floridians during the month of July. Since Patronis took office in 2017, more than...

Jimmy Patronis, DFS Donate 630 Computers to North Florida

This week, Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis announced that the Florida Department of Financial Services (DFS) recently donated more than 630 desktops and laptops to Florida schools including Franklin County School District...

Jimmy Patronis Deploys Anti- Fraud Strike Team to Highlands County Following Storm Damage

Following the impacts of powerful storms causing severe hail damage to homes and vehicles in Highlands County this week, state Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis activated and deployed Anti-Fraud Strike Teams to protect...

Jimmy Patronis Warns Floridians About Scam Websites Promising to Help Ukraine

Last week, state Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis warned Floridians about the pitfalls of crowdfunding websites like “GoFundMe” being used to host online charity scams related to the Ukrainian War. With nearly 1,400 Ukraine...

Jimmy Patronis: More than $37 Million in Unclaimed Property Returned to Floridians in February

This week, state Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis announced that more than $37 million in unclaimed property was returned to Floridians during the month of February 2022. The Division of Unclaimed Property has returned...

Jimmy Patronis Looks Back on 2021 and Ahead to 2022

Gearing up to run a second full term in 2022, this week, state CFO Jimmy Patronis reviewed the Department of Financial Services’ (DFS) record in the last year. Patronis weighed in on the department’s efforts...

Jimmy Patronis: More than $28 Million in Unclaimed Property Returned to Floridians in September

This week, state Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis announced more than $28 million in unclaimed property was returned to Floridians during the month of September 2021. Since Patronis took office in 2017, more than...
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Jimmy Patronis Returns $36 Million in Unclaimed Property to Floridians in August

State Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis announced more than $36 million in unclaimed property was returned to Floridians last month. Since Patronis took office in 2017, more than $1.4 billion has been returned to...

Jimmy Patronis: More Than $27 Million in Unclaimed Property Returned to Floridians in February

Since Patronis took office three years ago more than $1.2 billion has been returned to Floridians in Unclaimed Property.

Jimmy Patronis Backs Bill to Empower Florida Department of Financial Services

Patronis showcased his 2021 legislative agency package aimed at bolstering efforts within the Florida Department of Financial Services (DFS) by supporting firefighters, better protecting victims of sexual harassment, and focusing on protecting Floridians from fraud and scams.

Jimmy Patronis Launches ‘Be Scam Smart’ Consumer Protection Initiative for Seniors During Pandemic

To empower Florida’s seniors, the presentations from Patronis’ Operation S.A.F.E. “Be Scam Smart” workshops, which cover topics such as scams, identity theft, annuities and reverse mortgages, are now available online and on demand. Floridians can view the first two videos at www.myfloridacfo.com/safe, with the final four videos available by the end of March. In addition, each year, seniors in the United States lose nearly $3 billion in scams.

Jimmy Patronis: CFO’s Office Returned $28 Million in Unclaimed Property in September

Since Patronis took office in 2017 more than $1 billion has been returned to Floridians in Unclaimed Property.
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