One would assume if you had a positive amount of money in a bank account, then you your be safe leaving it there. That is not the case these days as one member explained in the forums:
I had a saving account that I had a car payment automatically withdrawn from a few years ago. The last time I used the account was a deposit in January of 2005 when the car loan was paid off. There was a residual balance of $19 left in the account at the time. In the meantime I moved, got married, bought a house, had a baby, and completely forgot about the account. I never changed my address with the bank so I never received any statements as well.
Just yesterday I remembered I had the account so I looked int