Have you ever heard of MissingMoney.com? I actually posted about this web-site back in April 2012 and I could not believe the number of readers who discovered that they had money waiting for them from past employers, utility companies and more.
MissingMoney.com is a national database that was established in 1999 by the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators (NAUPA) and enables people like you and me to perform comprehensive searches for lost assets required by law to be turned over to the states and provinces. What does this mean in plain English… you can search for money owed to you!
The most common types of unclaimed property include:
* Bank accounts and safe deposit box contents
* Stocks, mutual funds, bonds, and dividends
* Uncashed checks and wages
* Insurance policies, CD’s, trust funds
* Utility deposits, escrow accounts
To search for your own missing money, here are the steps that you need to follow:
*Click here, enter your name, and click on “go.” You can do an individual, family or business search (you can even search for a deceased family member).
*If you find a match, you must complete a claim form. Most states and provinces require a specific form to be completed which asks pertinent information about the property and proof of ownership, such as copies of checkbook, passbook, bonds, etc.
*Follow the instructions to complete the specified form and supply any necessary documentation and identification.
*The claim form and ID are then mailed to the state for review. The state will respond to you directly after they have reviewed your submission and verified that you are the rightful owner.
*Most states send you an acknowledgment letter after receiving your claim. Claims processing time frames vary between states and provinces and property to property based upon claim activity. Click here to view the list of participating states in MissingMoney.
Here’s what readers have stated about their experience with MissingMoney:
Update! I received a check from the State of Florida today for $514.88! I am soooo happy! Thank you so much for posting this Collin! You have helped me pay for Christmas this year!
Found money for my great-great-grandfather, his son, and my father :)
I just found money owed my husband from a company we used to buy heating oil from. It says ‘less than a $100′ but I will take it! :) Everyone should check it out!
I did this last year and got a check for over $900. Thanks, Collin
Thank you so much for posting this! I found money in my name and several other living and deceased members of the family. I received my check in a matter of weeks from filling out the info. required by the state treasury. Now the only thing is to convince them this is REAL and THEIRS. I have sent them the links and everything, they are still weary!
Definitely worth a shot! I tried different family members, and found $5,000 from my grandfather. He has passed away and he had a few unclaimed insurance policies! My uncle did the paperwork as next of kin and got the check in no time. Of course, he cut me a finder’s fee and split the rest among him and his siblings! You never know what you might find! Thanks so much for posting this back then Collin!!!