How to tell if the money or property listed is yours.
Usually you will see some information that you will recognize. Did you live in the state, county, or city mentioned. Is there a company name mentioned that you recognize? Did you have a relative that lived in the location mentioned? If an address is listed and you lived there or at a similar sounding address, there is a very high probability that the money is yours
Why you may wish to consider pay to search websites.
Not all unclaimed money is listed in the free state and federal databases. If you do not find money in the free databases you might want to consider the pay to search services. If you have a limited budget you should probably stick to the free searches.
Of course, if you had a rich uncle or other relative that died some years ago and you wonder where the money went, then you should strongly consider utilizing all available sources to search! You will probably have a pretty good idea if such is the case!
Pay to search sites may have names of owners obtained from sources not available to the public.
Some companies are
proactive in locating owners prior to the deadline for turning unclaimed
money over to the states and may utilize commercial data providers
to attempt to locate the owners. Some states publish names of owners
in local newspapers periodically and do not enter those published
names into the online databases for up to a year.
Lastly, it appears that the names of owners in some states are removed
from online databases when a claim is filed. If the filed claim turns
out to be for a duplicate name, or not the rightful owner, the listing
might not be available while the claim is processed.
What to do if you find your name listed
at a website advertised on nupn.com.
Nupn.com can show you where to find money but you must search and claim money for yourself. For all state and government websites that we link you to,you must file the claim yourself according to the procedures shown on the website.