If you think you might have some unclaimed money floating around somewhere, you should check out MissingMoney.com and find out.
MissingMoney.com is a free search that’s updated monthly and is endorsed by the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators.
Make sure you use this site (or your state government’s version, if you like,) and avoid the scammy sites out there that will try to get you to pay for this freely available information.
The Associated Press says that state prosecutors in Pennsylvania are cracking down on one such website that charges $24.95 to help people find unclaimed property.
When investigators plugged in the names of cartoon characters such as Batman, Spiderman and Wile E. Coyote at http://www.unclaimedmoney.us.com, it told them they had multiple caches of unclaimed money, the state attorney general’s office said.
The catch was that free search provided only vague information, and the Web site charged $24.95 for a membership that would produce details, the office said.