The money is designated as unclaimed if it is left inactive by the owner for a period of time. It might be considered unclaimed in as little as three years. Often it must remain inactive for many more years before it is classified as unclaimed. It means that your money has likely been unclaimed for many years—even as much as for one or two decades or more.
We will disclose the source, location and exact amount of your money when we receive your signed agreement authorizing us to work with you in this process of reclaiming your money.
Sometimes the cause of the rightful owner not being able to be found, is a clerical error that makes the notice of the money go astray and not be delivered properly. In corporate situations, sometimes one corporation is bought up by another. Head offices move. Corporations dissolve, etc. In other words, changes that happen can make it difficult or almost impossible for the holder to find the rightful owner.
That is where we step into the picture. We do a lot of research, hunting, tracing to find missing money. Then we go through the same process to locate the rightful owner of that missing or unclaimed money. Sometimes when we come to a dead end, we’ll take educated guesses in a quantum leap to try to figure out how to find the owner. We will also use hypotheses, and then chase them down. We will even use shoe leather and rubber meeting the road to hunt for unclaimed money and for its rightful owners.
We are not always successful. In order to continue to help people whom we do reunite with their money, we need our fees to compensate for the percentage of unsuccessful hunts we have gone on.
That’s why if we contact you because we found money belonging to you, you should contact us promptly.
But the money we find is real, and neither we nor our work is a scam.
- We take no money up front from you.
- We don’t ask for your credit card information.
- If you get no money, you do not owe us anything. Our fee is a percentage of the money you get.
- We do not have your money re-directed to us. Most asset locators do get the money first. With us, the money goes directly to you.
- We do not ask you to give us a power of attorney to give us control over your money. Most asset locators do require you to sign a power of attorney giving them control over your money.
- We operate on the honor system. We wait until you get your money, and then we send you the bill for our fee-at the mutually agreed upon percentage of the money you got.
- Because we are trusting and work on the honor system, we would be the ones scammed if a client did not pay us. However we don’t have a problem with clients-they pay us because they are grateful for us finding their money, and finding them, and helping them.
- No other asset locator operates on the honor system as we do. We’re different from other asset locators. Our procedures give you protection from scam, and comfort that you are making the right decision to use our services.
The fee is fully disclosed to you and agreed upon between us in advance. Our fees comply with applicable legislation and regulations, and with the codes of conduct set by the two professional associations of which we are members.
We’ll walk you through the claim process, but we will need your co-operation in obtaining copies of documents, that may be necessary to establish your right to the money. If crucial documents are missing or lost, we will advise you as to alternative methods to obtain verification to submit to the holder. Some documents might need to be notarized.
That’s easy: call us with any questions you have. When we send you the authorization form to enable us to help you, please sign it and return it to us as soon as possible. Either fax, or scan and email it to us as indicated on the form we send you.