Did you receive a unclaimed property notice from us?
Congratulations! We've located money that we believe belongs to you. Whether you decide to use us or choose to locate and claim the money on your own, you absolutely should recover the funds.
How did we find it?
In most cases, we acquire entire databases of property records from the money holders and apply our proprietary search tools. Much of the time the records are incorrect, incomplete, contain bad addresses and misspellings, so when you search for your property with the correct information you get poor results. It's probably why the money was lost in the first place.
In addition to that, most of government websites that allow you to search their lists must strike a balance between input flexibility and its opposite- cyber security. As they should, they lean heavily to the cyber side, which means you get less options for searching. Our offline search tool lets us maximize flexibility and security.
In 2014, the company’s founder, Robert White, built and tested an innovative solution for locating lost property. As a veteran, Robert moved and traveled frequently, and as a result was concerned that he may have unclaimed funds scattered across the country.
To solve this problem Robert wrote software which would automatically and regularly search nationwide for his property. Like a GOOD DOG, the software would serve as a trusted companion, constantly searching for lost property. The software was so successful that later that year Good Dog Financial was founded to offer these services to public.
People and businesses lose money every day and never realize it. The National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators (NAUPA) says unclaimed property (sometimes referred to as abandoned) refers to accounts in financial institutions and companies that have had no activity generated or contact with the owner for one year or a longer period. Common forms of unclaimed property include savings or checking accounts, stocks, uncashed dividends or payroll checks, refunds, traveler's checks, trust distributions, unredeemed money orders or gift certificates (in some states), insurance payments or refunds and life insurance policies, annuities, certificates of deposit, customer overpayments, utility security deposits, mineral royalty payments, and contents of safe deposit boxes.
As early as the 1930's, state governments understood this was a problem and enacted unclaimed property laws that require businesses to relinquish the abandoned property to the government for safe keeping.
Ironically, modern technology has not remedied this old problem--it's made
worse! The Internet makes shopping a website across the country easier than visiting your local store. Unfortunately, if your money becomes disconnected from you, it is turned over to the state where the business is located, not the state where you are located.
Now the problem of locating your money isn't localized to places you have lived and today's consumers are more mobile and transient than ever before. For businesses, the problem is compounded exponentially. To be thorough, owners would have to check every state and county manually. or hire a professional.
Compliments Existing Efforts
Many businesses have in-house teams that search for lost property. However, bringing in a outside consultant helps in three important ways:
1. Identifies new property or validates team effectiveness
2. Teaches the internal search team NEW property locations and search techniques
3. Frees employees and resources to work on other assignments
90% ROI - Zero Risk
Professionals use professionals
A 10% Recovery Fee
No Recovery NO FEE
Automated, regular Searching allows you to not only recover more, but Identify and correct the sources of lost money
Value add for Customers
Partner to locate money for your customers:
e.g. Instead of having your charity solicit for unknown donations, your institution can ask customers to donate 20% of their recovered unclaimed money- money they didn't know they had!
GDF will provide all of the detailed reporting and prepare the claims. Our data allows us to create precise customer segmentation: individuals, trusts, or businesses at any property amount.
Recovering inheritances can be challenging. Property lost, scattered in multiple locations, and often owned jointly makes finding difficult. The claim begins with a comprehensive search but often ends with a court-order recovery.
Reclaim Tax Overpayments
Tax overpayments and excess proceeds following the resale of foreclosed property are often overlooked. Some savvy real estate investors are able to claim money belonging to previous owners when the owners don't claim it.
Help Family & Friends
The strongest referrals come from family and friends. After recovering your money, make sure your friends and family also do.
Join the thousands of owners who will claim their money this month!
For example: In 2017, the State of Ohio was holding $2.7 billion dollars in unclaimed money and returned $96.4 million dollars to 60,318 owners. That averages to be 165 people a day each receiving $1,598 each.
Source: Ohio Department of Commerce