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Unclaimed Property Owner Location Efforts:

One of the central functions of each state is reuniting unclaimed assets to their rightful owner(s). Along with the legal requirements within each state, states continue to enhance owner location efforts through statewide outreach activities such as public appearances at shopping malls or fairs, public service announcements and unclaimed property programs on radio and television.

In order to obtain current address matches, many states initiate computer matches with their respective Department of Revenue or Department of Motor Vehicles. Additionally, some states are able to receive current address information through contacts with various credit bureaus. These efforts result in a greater public awareness of the unclaimed property programs and result in an increasing percentage of unclaimed assets being returned to the rightful owner or heir.

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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