Find Lost money, property, etc... I found $180 for my aunt

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Kerouactivist

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I see alot of ones with my name but, what happens if I try and claim it and the money is really not supposed to go to me is it fraud or will they just check for you to be sure that the money is supposed to be yours?
 

4dm

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Jul 11, 2002
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hehe, this is funny. Try running the name of a city in the business name. I found the city of New York owes themselves quite a bit of $$$. I wonder if they know?
 

jayster

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What do you know, I found $72 for my niece .
Got an e-mail back from the state, saying they will be mailing the claim forms.
thanks.
 

jasonja

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Feb 22, 2001
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I used this awhile ago to find out I was owed $420 from an old employer... don't know what the hell it was from but you can bet your ass I took it. :)
 

tadr

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Feb 2, 2002
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heh, some bank owes my grandfather $25-50

what happens if the person is deceased (he's not)?
 

jasonja

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I think this is legit, I wouldn't go thru this company to get your money (if that's what they want). You can get your money free by contacting the State Office of the Comptroller (hehe.. sounds like the office that should hunt down bad traders).

I was also notified of my money by a lawyer who was gonna be so nice and only charge me $60 to get my $400.... avoid the middle man... it's a simple form to fill out.
 

Harvey

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Skip the sites that charge a fee or percentage to find your unclaimed assets. As I posted, earlier, just search for the official state office for every state where you have ever lived or worked. I have found several thousand dollars for various family members and friends. :)
Originally posted by: bthorny
I see alot of ones with my name but, what happens if I try and claim it and the money is really not supposed to go to me is it fraud or will they just check for you to be sure that the money is supposed to be yours?
If you know the listing is not you, and you try to claim it, you may end up as Bubba's new girlfriend. :disgust:
 

jaspina

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Feb 25, 2002
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Nice find, BeerGod! I managed to find a couple of things that are coming to my grandpa and some more stuff owed to a couple of friends.

-J
 
Jun 6, 2002
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I found over $100 dollars for me.
how do i check what the exact amount?
I filled out one of those claim forms.
hope this will come thru
thx ppl
 

Miramonti

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Originally posted by: Harvey
I've seen a number of sites that charge to do searches. In many states, you can do your own search. For example, here, in California, I have found money for several members of my family and a number of friends at the California Bureau of Unclaimed Property. To find the official office in your state, use a good search engine, such as Google, and enter "unclaimed property" (in quotes) and the name of your state. :)

Thanks! I just found $48 for my mom. :D
 

webley

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May 22, 2001
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I found $3K a few years ago for my parents (from deceased grandparent). It was like finding a buried treasure..pretty cool.

I'd recommend going directly to the state govt. websites (Comptroller's Office, Unclaimed Property etc) to do the searches for free so you don't have to register with these third party sites.
 

BeerGod

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May 14, 2002
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ok, just pushing it to the top, and dont forget to private message me if you find some serious cash! I at least want a bottle of DOM or something...=)

 

spartacuskzm

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Do you think Brad Pitt know's he's owed $85.87 from Warner Brothers....gives an address too.

MCI owes some Gray Davis 1990 Committee $1000.00 for "Vendor Payments"....

Let's do some digging and see what we can't find ;-)