Comments on: How to claim unclaimed money without getting scammed http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-wealth/2011/10/07/how-to-claim-unclaimed-money-without-getting-scammed/ Fri, 05 Dec 2014 11:27:18 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: ToddiGutner http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-wealth/2011/10/07/how-to-claim-unclaimed-money-without-getting-scammed/comment-page-1/#comment-8335 Mon, 10 Oct 2011 16:08:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-money/?p=20471#comment-8335 Thank you MaryFindsMoney for your extremely helpful comments. Clearly, you’ve got quite an expertise in finding unclaimed money. Our readers will certainly benefit from your tips.

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By: MaryFindsMoney http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-wealth/2011/10/07/how-to-claim-unclaimed-money-without-getting-scammed/comment-page-1/#comment-8322 Sat, 08 Oct 2011 18:27:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-money/?p=20471#comment-8322 Also, regarding not having a social security number for someone who died long ago, you can find that info on the Social Security Death Index.
National Find Your Missing Money Day is April 16, the day after your taxes are due.
Equally important is having customer initiated contact with all your accounts at least once a year. You savings account earning interest does NOT meet the definition of “customer initiated activity.”
Log in to your account or call and make sure they have your correct address for all accounts at the financial institution. Do this at least once a year to prevent your accounts from going into the dormant status and getting turned over to the state.
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By: MaryFindsMoney http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-wealth/2011/10/07/how-to-claim-unclaimed-money-without-getting-scammed/comment-page-1/#comment-8321 Sat, 08 Oct 2011 18:20:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-money/?p=20471#comment-8321 The correct link to the NAUPA site is www.unclaimed.org.
Also, when it comes to finders. most states limit what finders can charge if the listing is on the state unclaimed property site. Many also require that they not contact you unless the listing has been with the state at least 24 months.
If you get contacted by someone who wants a fee, the first thing you should do is check the state unclaimed property site. If it’s not there and your state has an income tax, check to see if you have a refund from the state or county. These listings do not appear on the state sites and are not subject to the limits on finders fees.
If you’re still coming up empty, it may be stocks. If you think that is the case, contact the transfer agent that handles the stocks. To find out who that is, go to the corporate website for the stocks and click on the Investor Relations link. You will find the name of the transfer agent there. Stock listings will eventually go to the state and then you can claim them for free.

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