Articles Tagged with Unclaimed property

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The October 2010 Consumer Reports magazine had a useful article on “Where to Find Lost Loot” (and we thank them for posting it free, online).

More on consumer protection from the Federal Trade Commission and the soon to be activated (we hope) Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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Every once in a while people ask us about jobs as unclaimed-property brokers.

(Note: As for tracking down your own “unclaimed-property” — you can do that yourself. The “National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators” (NAUPA) and their state affiliates offer these exact same searching services free. These are government offices, not private businesses. They link you to state and federal government offices that will search for you for no charge.)

There are private businesses that offer, for a fee, to search for unclaimed property, but I’m not sure they have a specific name, job title, or occupational heading. I have heard them called unclaimed-property brokers or asset recovery businesses, but there may be others. These businesses may work with attorneys, debt collectors, law enforcement, or private investigators, among others.