- Education and Science
Unclaimed Property Databases - Search for Lost Money!
You could be rich!
Do you ever wonder what happens to property when someone dies and has no heirs? Or what about tax refunds that were never returned by the state because a person died or moved? What about payroll checks that have never been cashed or contents of a safety deposit box if no one claims it?
You can search for property that rightfully belongs to you, completely free of charge.
- MissingMoney.com Unclaimed Property FREE SEARCH - Officially endorsed By The States, Provinces and N
Officially endorsed by NAUPA and the participating states and provinces, FREE national search for your missing money. State and provincial governments working together to safeguard and return your lost unclaimed property funds
Where does it come from?
Funds that are turned over to the state come from many avenues.
- Savings & Checking Accounts
- Stocks and Bonds
- Uncashed dividend checks
- Uncashed payroll checks
- Tax Refunds
- Uility Security Deposits
- Mineral Royalty Payments
- Contents of safe deposit boxes
- Travelers Checks
- Trust Distributions
- Unredeemed Money Orders
- Unredeemed Gift Certificates (some states apply)
- Insurance payments or refunds
- Life insurance policy payouts
- Certificates of Deposits
- Customer Overpayments
- Home :: Trace :: America's largest database of stolen goods
Trace is the USA's largest database of stolen goods. It holds millions of stolen records from over 18,000 US law enforcement agencies on items ranging from cell phones to fine arts and antiques.
If you have ever had property that has been stolen there are databases you can search to find your lost items. Property that has been confiscated by the law is often held for a period of time to allow the rightful owner to reclaim it. However, states can't hold the property forever so if it remains unclaimed, most often it will be auctioned off to the public.
Pet theft is a growing crime. While there are no databases currently for stolen pets you can check a few places that might surprise you. Pet Finder is an online service that allows people to search for a new pet. With the ever growing fascination with pure breeds and specialty breeds, pet theft has become a common crime.
Search Pet Finders if you have a stolen pet - you might be surprised to find "Lucky's" photograph and a ad for him to be sold off to the highest bidder.
- Pet adoption: Want a dog or cat? Adopt a pet on Petfinder
Pet adoption: adopt a homeless pet (dog or cat) or pets from animal shelters. Petfinder has helped with more than 13 million pet adoptions since 1995.
Each state in the U.S. has a statute that protects your unclaimed funds. If you have lost contact with friends, family or previous employers, they may have sent your money to your state. The property and or funds are sent to the state of your last know address. Each state that you have held an address should be checked. Every day people find money that they didn't even know they had.
You can search for anyone's unclaimed property but you may only claim your own. If you can prove you are the rightful heir, you can claim property that is yours by default as well. If you want to claim funds for a previous business or business owner, any rightful heir can file a claim. The state may charge a nominal handling fee but in most cases, it is free to claim the funds.
There have been Internet schemers that will attempt to cash in on this. Beware of anyone who wants to charge a fee to search for your funds. There are companies that will do this and charge a fee to return your items but you can do this for free. All you have to do is search any states you have previously resided in or states where you may have had a relative that has unclaimed property.
Pink Floyd - Money
"Not all who wander are lost." ~J.R.R. Tolkien