That’s what a lot of people say and in some cases they may be right. There are shams out there when searching for unclaimed money. There are all sorts of companies that will claim to find some amount of unclaimed cash with your name on it. But for the most part they are scams, some of them will try to find you money but they are going to want a piece of any unclaimed inheritance you may be due . You don’t need anyone else to find your unclaimed money, you can do it your self and keep all of your found money.
Every state has their own database which you can search for any lost cash you may have coming to you. That cash could be in the form of a lost 401k or some unclaimed inheritance from a relative or other long lost family member.
All you need to do is to find your unclaimed money database for your individual state and then search for your name in the state database. You will then be returned a list of possible matches. Most of the times they will have addresses where people have lived. If the database does not include an address( not all of them do), then you can use one of the numerous background check sites to find out additional information. Everything about everyone is online you just have to know how to search for your unclaimed funds. Depending on the state you will likely have to complete a form and submit it through mail to the state unclaimed money department in your state. Once you have convinced them the found money is rightfully yours then they will send you a check. This varies by state to state so you will need to determine that by a quick phone calls once you are ready to file and claim your unclaimed money.
For instance the California Unclaimed Money Database will likely have different procedures for claiming unclaimed money that what another state such as Illinois.
This is really all there is to it, so get out there and find your unclaimed money and put it back in your pocket.