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The Unclaimed Cash Guide - Part 2

Searching the Missing Money Database
As mentioned earlier in this guide, there is no national database for missing money. However, NAUPA, the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators, is making excellent headway. They sponsor a search engine called MissingMoney and have already gotten 40 states to submit their unclaimed funds information into it. NAUPA also provides the latest news and updates on unclaimed property as well as additional sources by which to find your property. A link to their site is below, and it's a great resource for anyone who thinks they have cash waiting for them out there.

How to Locate Unclaimed Property in Your State
Select Your State from the Drop-down below and Click "Go"

Where to Search Next
Now that you've searched your state's database, you should be getting a feeling for the process. Next up are all the alternative places your cash might be hiding. Let's show you where to find it!

NAUPA - The Foremost Authority on Unclaimed Property. Visit here for the latest news, sources and reporting information.

MissingMoney.com - State and Provincial Governments Working Together to Safeguard and Return Your Lost Funds. Many state governments use this site as their depot for free searches. Run by NAUPA.

UPRR - Unclaimed Property Recover & Reporting. For businesses and individuals, UPRR is the most comprehensive unclaimed property firm providing expert compliance and consulting services.

USA.Gov - Links to national databases for Retirement, Taxes, Banking, Investments, Currency, Mortgages, Savings Bonds and Foreign Claims.

Department of Labor - This is the place to visit for unpaid or withheld wages.

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation - Find unclaimed pensions.

The Scams
We repeat the warning at the beginning of this article: Beware of people who pretend to be the government and offer to recover your money but want you to pay them before you get anything. Government agencies or legitimate groups like NAUPA will not contact you about unclaimed money or assets. As always, if it sounds too good to be true, it's almost certainly not true!