Frequently Asked Questions

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What is Unclaimed Property? How much does is out there?

Unclaimed Property is money owed to people and companies that gets turned over to each state when companies can't find people to pay it back. According to a February 2021 article from the Los Angeles Times, the State of California is holding $10.2 billion dollars by itself. As of September 2023, New York was holding an astounding $18.4 Billion of funds just waiting to get claimed.

Who is Lost Property Finder? What do you do?

We help people recover "Unclaimed Property Records". Unclaimed Property is money owed to people and companies that gets turned over to each state when companies can't find people to pay it back. This often happens when people move. We help people find their unclaimed property and claim it, and take a small fee in exchange. In some cases, we'll even pay people a portion of the claim immediately, before the state issues their payment.

Is Unclaimed Property really "free money?"

Yes! It's your money. A company owed you money and could not find you, so it's just sitting there waiting for you to claim it. Every state is required to hold unclaimed property until the owner claims it. Find you money and claim it today!

How do I get my money?

Easy! If you ever lived in New York, go to our homepage and search by your last name or company name. Go through the steps to find your unclaimed property and claim it. We'll collect proof of identity through our secure systems, and do all of the work for you. The whole process takes less than a few minutes in most cases. For other states, please click the email link above and send us an email to see if we can help. You can also search the state name plus "unclaimed property" to find your state's website.

How fast can I get paid?

For many claims we can a portion fo the claim in less than an hour via a electronic gift card. With that option we charge a small fee. The rest of the claim will likely take 1 to 3 months to arrive. With LostPropertyFinder you will get your money as quickly as possbile.

What information will I have to provide to prove the money is mine?

For many claims you just need to provide a picture of your drivers license and proof that you lived at the address on the unclaimed property record. For some claims you may have to provide more documentation, like authority to sign for a business if the claimn is for a business. can help you with this!

Is my information secure? Can I trust you?

Your information is secure. We use bank-grade security to encrypt any sensitive information. We use Persona to handle identity verification and payments, and for remote notarizations, and never even store your identity documents in our systems. Persona and Notarize processes hundreds of thoussands of verifications and notarizations every year and have never had a security breach. For more on the security around Persona's and Notarize's security, read their security articles here. and here.

Do I need to use Lost Property Finder? Can I claim directly?

Lost Property Finder makes filing a claim dead simple, and for many claims we can pay you a portin of the claim within an hour. You are always free to file your claim directly with the state, but it often involves printing and mailing forms, getting forms notarized, and tryiing to track down proof-of-address documents from years ago. We make every step of that process a breeze, and only ask a small percentage of the payout in return.

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