Lincoln, Neb.-- Those getting an automated call from the Nebraska State Treasurer's office in the next two weeks might want to hold the line.
Calls are flooding in the unclaimed property office as the Robocalls seem to be working.
"This is definitely one of our busier times we've probably processed about three times the amount of claims on Friday when we started the project than we do on like a normal Friday. So we've definitely been really busy," said Director of the Unclaimed Property Department, Meaghan Aguirre.
According to Aguirre, about 3,000 calls go out each day. Binders hold the documents for every single item of property currently going unclaimed in the state.
"It's shocking the amount of money that is in unclaimed property," said Aguirre.
The Robocall system was first tried in 2009 and it worked.
"We had a lot of success the last time we did it, but it's a pretty big project so we kind of took some time off," said Aguirre.
Most of the property is in the form of financial assets from money and utility statements, to what is left in safe deposit boxes.
"I think a lot of people don't know there's a lot of unclaimed property at the Treasure's office," said State Treasurer Don Stenberg.
Stenberg says if you're worried about getting those calls during an inconvenient time, don't.
"Just during the day so there won't be any evening calls, any weekend calls, if somebody doesn't answer the phone a voicemail will be left," said Stenberg.
Stenberg says they plan to make calls to 15,000 Nebraskans. "Those will be the people we receive in the last few years because there will be a way to locate them."
So far in 2013, $7.4 million dollars of property has been claimed.
"We recommend that you check and if you haven't checked in a while that you check again," said Aguirre. "If you don't have unclaimed property you probably know someone who does."
The prerecorded message will include information about how to file claims with the State Treasurer's Office.
The office is holding more than $125 million in unclaimed property for more than 350,000 people.
That's after more than the $6.6 million that was returned in all of 2012.