FAQs

Why Should I Use National Asset Finders to Recover My Funds?

We are experts in recovering unclaimed money. We value our clients and treat them with respect and professionalism. It is often difficult to recover the money as there are often many rules, forms, petitions, appearances and procedures to deal with. It pays to have an experienced professional working for you. We are familiar with all of the paperwork and documentation required to collect your funds. We have also developed relationships with unclaimed money departments that can be beneficial when there are questions or unexpected developments arise.

Most importantly, we are looking out for your best interests. If you have been contacted by us, we have already put forth considerable effort in determining if the money belongs to you. For a small percentage, we can finish the job we started and get your money to you quickly and efficiently.

Why Didn’t The Unclaimed Property Office Contact Me Directly?

In the United States, there are millions of people owed billions of dollars. The unclaimed property offices holding this money has limited staff. They can only do so much. As thousands of new accounts are added every week, chances are that the unclaimed property office will never contact you. On the other hand, we only get paid if we get your money back. We have more incentive to find people and contact them than the unclaimed property office does.

Where Did This Money Come From?

Examples of unclaimed property include: abandoned bank accounts, uncashed checks, telephone/utility deposits, rental security deposits, wages, insurance benefits/policies, safe deposit box contents, mortgage insurance refunds, stocks and dividends, mutal funds, certificate of deposit, trust funds, estate proceeds and more.

How Does It Work?

Once you have communicated with us and agree to move forward, we provide the necessary paperwork for you to review and sign, then we get to work! If a notary is needed, licensed notary services are available 24/7 on our website or you can notarize documents locally at a bank, UPS atore or mobile notary. We will inform you of the amount of your claim, where it is being held and why, plus what to expect going forward. We will keep you updated about the status and progress of your claim.

How Successful Is National Asset Finders At Recovering Money For Claimants?

Before contacting you we have already done extensive research locating and confirming the identity that we believe to be the rightful owner of the underlying property. We would not be contacting you if we did not feel that there was an excellent chance that you are entitled to these funds.

How Sure Are You That The Money Belongs To Me?

If you have received a letter, email or phone call from us, that means we are confident that this money belongs to you. While in some cases we cannot be 100% sure that you are the rightful owner, we are still confident enough to put the time in and do the work. You have nothing to lose to find out!

What Are Your Fees?

National Asset Finders works on a contingency fee basis. We only get paid a percentage of the amount you get back only after you receive your money. There are absolutely no upfront fees. As we like to say no results…no fee! It’s a win/win situation!

How Long Does It Take To Get My Money?

This varies depending on the department that is holding your money. Some claims can be paid in as little as two weeks, others average 90 days or more. It all depends on the type of claim and what, if any, additional documentation the department requires.

That is why it is very important to make sure you supply everything that is requested by the department holding the money. Missing documentation delays the processing time. This can get you moved back to the “bottom of the pile”. National Asset Finders helps with this by making sure you have everything you need to get the initial claim moving forward quickly. Any additional documentation requested would be part of the process and keep the claim moving forward.

What Type of ID is Acceptable?

Most unclaimed property offices require a driver’s license or another form of government issued photo ID. If your current address is not the same as the one that they have listed, they will want proof that you lived at the former address. If the account has more than one owner and one of the owners is deceased, a certified death certificate for the deceased owner is required in addition to the Identification for the person claiming the account.

What If the Original Owner Of The Property Is Deceased?

Proof of ownership (detailed above) must still be established with documentation (as detailed on your claim form). In addition, you must provide a certified death certificate for the owner, along with identification and signed claim forms for all heirs of the owner (or for the personal representative if the estate remains open). Additional documentation may be required depending on the specific case.

What Is An Heir?

Heirs are individuals who inherit from an estate because they are family members of the deceased. When a person dies intestate, or without a will, the laws of the state where he resided determine how his estate is distributed. According to these laws, specific family members, or heirs, have a right to inherit a share of the decedent’s property. You could be an heir and not know it!

Is It Safe To Provide Your Office With My Social Security Number?

Personal information relating to unclaimed property claimants, including Social Security Numbers, is strictly confidential and will only be used for your claim. Your social security number is necessary in order to process a claim and for a check to be issued.

What Is a ``Notary Public``?

A notary public serves as an impartial witness to the signing of important documents.

Almost every bank will have a Notary on staff who will notarize documents for the bank’s customers for no charge. Most shipping stores (U.P.S. Store, FedEx) have a Notary on staff as well. Mobile notaries my also be available in your local area. In most states a Notary may charge a small fee for their service.

Licensed notaries are also available on our website 24/7 by clicking the Notarize Your Docs link.