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How Does One Go About Finding Lost Cash?

If you were told to look for lost cash, would you know where to look first? Would you check under the couch or in between the cushions? Would you check in between the seats in your car or maybe in the trunk? What about the pockets of old or dirty jeans? While the above searches may yield an extra $15 to $20, if you’re lucky, there is an even better way to go about finding lost cash. This new way of finding lost cash can yield tens, hundreds or even thousands of dollars. All you need is your name and to know how to look for it.

Here are some tips on how to go about finding lost cash in any state or even from the federal government.

If you have ever lived in a previous state anywhere nationwide, you may have lost cash waiting for you. You may have it coming to you in the form of old tax returns coming back from the IRS. It might even be coming from an inheritance waiting on you that you didn’t even know about. People are left money all the time by long lost relative or elderly ones they haven’t even seen since they were little children. These are just some examples of why you might find lost cash under your name.

To find lost cash, simply use your first and last name with a secure and trusted online database. You could be instantly whisked away to a page that may contain yours or a loved ones name and any derivations of them as well, if any match and are found. This is just your preliminary search and this is how you can find lost cash in your name or even in a relative’s name if they share the same or a similar name with you or anyone other persons name you might decide to try and put in.

If money is found, you can then claim lost cash simply by contacting the entity or government department that is holding onto it. This could be a state treasury office, it could be an electric company or it could be a court house. Make sure you follow all instructions to verify your identification with a driver’s license, state ID or sometimes even just a passport. They aren’t going to let just anyone claim your money. There are checks and balances in place to make sure that you and only you are collecting your lost money or any money owed to your immediate family and loved ones.

You might think that finding money in this manner is something that would never happen to you but what most people don’t realize is that there are so many different ways for money to become misplaced, lost or unclaimed. From things like the situations mentioned above to even simpler situations like moving out of state and not leaving a forwarding address. Not collecting refunds on old utility and security deposits a one of the most common reasons these type of funds get “lost” in the first place.

Even if you have never rented an apartment or had utility deposits go out under your name it doesn’t mean that you couldn’t possibly have any lost cash out there that belongs to you. Maybe you set up a bank account in high school per your parents or grandparents request and forgot about the tiny bit of money you put in it to keep it open. Just think how much interest that $20 or $30 may have collected over all of these years. Just remember, they is usually a statue of limitations to everything in this country, even finding and claiming these types of funds that could possibly be under your name.

In this day and age it is truly easy and free to search for lost cash. How much do you think you might have out there waiting on you to claim it? So stop day dreaming about it and use your first and last name and start the process for finding lost cash and you may soon find out.

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