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The History of Unclaimed Property:

The origin of the unclaimed property law dates back as far as the colonization of America. Since that time, states have revised and refined their various unclaimed property laws, resulting in over $35 billion in collections; currently held for the benefit of owners whose whereabouts are at least temporarily unknown.

The custodial nature of the unclaimed property law obliges each state to maintain unclaimed funds and related owner information for claim by the rightful owner. All states make a diligent effort to locate and refund these funds to the rightful owner, at no cost to the owner.

NOTE: Claimants are encouraged to contact and work with state or federal agencies as claims processing is a FREE public service to the owner. Likewise, our site is totally FREE; providing you first with a centralized unclaimed property search tool then the appropriate state and/or federal agency contacts for you to file your claim.

CAUTION: Private recovery agencies, tracers and other third party companies may offer assistance in reuniting you with your lost or abandoned property. Do your homework, understand your potential costs and options before you choose to use any of these companies. Look for upfront or hidden costs such as access or search results fees which may range from $10 to $20 per search or contingency fees from recovery agents or tracers which may cost you 10-50% of your money.

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