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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

ABOUT ASSET RECOVERY

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

At Clearway Recovery LLC, we’re dedicated to helping people like you all over the country recover the unclaimed funds and assets that are RIGHTFULLY yours!

What are the steps involved to recover my lost or unclaimed assets?

The following steps outline the process involved to secure the return of your unclaimed funds:
Sign and return our simple agreement form that let’s us work the claim. As soon as we get this back, we spring into action to complete the research and the forms necessary to begin the claim recovery legal process. If needed, we’ll arrange for a qualified notary to assist you in signing any required forms or documents, and we confirm that everything is in order to proceed with the claim. We then submit the claim through the proper agency, court, county, office, or other channels and we keep working through the legal process until completed.
With our signed contractual agreement in hand, you can rest assured your funds will be coming to you as soon as we have successfully processed the claim. We will keep in constant communication and let you know if any additional docs or information is needed, or if there are any major developments in the case.
Regardless of how long it takes, or even if we have to file suit to obtain the money, you will never pay any money upfront — and if there is no recovery, you pay no fee. We take all the risk, incur all the expenses, and do all the work so you don’t have to.

How did my funds become unclaimed?

Payments are often lost due to simple postal errors and/or outdated, inaccurate or incomplete mailing addresses. One digit off on a zip code may be all that it takes for your money to become undeliverable. Your claim may also have come from a change in or misspelling of your name, or corporate mergers, acquisitions or closure (dissolution). It is also possible you may has a distant relative who left you an inheritance that you knew nothing about, or an insurance payment, or you may be due a refund from a deposit you forgot about or didn’t know was returnable to you. Often, the holders of your money are not motivated to locate the rightful owner because they benefit from keeping your property, earning interest from it, and even using it in the mean time and keeping it if you wait too long! These agencies are often not required by law to even make an attempt to return your funds. Even if they do, they rely on ineffective web search engines or notices mailed to the same “undeliverable” address where previous attempts were made. Some agencies would rather keep these millions of dollars in their coffers than return your money. You need a professional company like Clearway on your side to make sure that doesn’t happen.

How quickly will I receive my money?

It generally takes between 30 and 90 days to recover your funds after your completed forms are returned to us. This depends on the complexity of proving you are the rightful owner and upon the source of the funds and who is holding them. It may take less time, or it may take longer. We will advise you of any unusual delays or any request for additional information that may be necessary. Even when we have to sue in court to get your money, there is no up-front cost to you and we handle everything at our risk and expense until completion. This is part of what makes our service to you so valuable and necessary.

Why should I sign an agreement?

Signing an agreement creates a contract that: 1) protects you and assures you get paid when we are successful; and 2) allows us to move forward with the claim and earn a reasonable amount for our services. Remember there are literally billions (that’s Billions with a “B”) in unclaimed money in the United States alone, and even more worldwide. Each year billions of dollars become lost and unclaimed when banks, companies, and government agencies lose track of the true owner. It usually takes many hours of research by experienced claim specialists to find these claims and match them to a rightful owner. These researchers incur expenses for legal fees, payroll, office rent, software, supplies, postage, fees, telephone and internet costs, and other related claim recovery expenses, all with no money paid upfront. We ask that you honor our time and efforts in finding, analyzing and organizing this valuable information by signing our simple fee agreement and returning it to us. We know the procedures necessary to claim your funds and have the agreement ensures you will receive a check promptly upon our success. Once you have your money, all we ask is a brief testimonial to add to our collection of happy clients. (This last part is totally voluntary, of course).

Can I claim these funds without your assistance?

If you knew the location of your funds, or even that this money existed, you probably would have already claimed them. Finding this lost money is no easy task, complicated by the fact that there is no central repository and the information about your funds, which may be kept in a different way by each independent agency or organization. Reporting companies may be operating from anywhere, including places you may never have lived or visited. Not only that, these holders often do not make it simple or easy to get the money – we commonly have to hire attorneys to sue them to release it, and there may be multiple competing claimants to deal with as well. You might only have “one bite at the apple” before the time is up and the funds are lost (“escheat”) to the state forever. It only makes sense to work with a professional company like Clearway to not only shoulder the burden of any costs and expenses involved, but take care of everything at the highest level with years of experience and hard-knocks lessons behind us. It’s a smart move and one you won’t regret.

Why didn’t the company or agency who owes me the funds contact me?

In most cases, they are not legally obliged to contact you regarding the funds owed. However, if you or someone legally entitled to work on your claim requests the funds to be released, then they ARE legally required to do so.

At the end of the day, they have NO incentive to contact you because if these funds are not requested to be released to the rightful owner, they simply get to keep it. (We don’t think that’s fair to YOU!). We would not be in business if these agencies and companies were incentivized to do all the hard and expensive work we do to locate these claims and the rightful owners. That’s why we love this business – we are delivering found money to you at no risk and no up-front cost. It’s a win-win deal every time, and our success rate is the highest in the industry.

Why do I need you for this?

If you knew the location of your funds, or even that this money existed, you probably would have already tried to claim them. Finding this lost money is no easy task, complicated by the fact that there is no central repository and the information about your funds may be kept in a different way by each independent agency. Reporting companies may operating from anywhere, including places you may never have lived or visited. Often it is buried deep in court records or information not publicly or readily available. We’ve spent thousands of dollars in research and systems to locate the funds and the people who can claim them. Think about it – there is a reason that billions of dollars each year in unclaimed money is permanently kept by governments around the world: It is not an easy task to find and recover it!

The service we offer is valuable because we are experienced, having developed techniques and resources to find assets like these many times. We provide a simple-to-follow procedure to assist in collecting what is rightfully your money. If you have been contacted by us, we have completed extensive research to locate your funds, find you, and assist in reuniting you with your money. Our fees are paid only from the monies that may be recovered, and no money is due in the unlikely event we are not successful in the recovery process.

What is unclaimed property?

Unclaimed and dormant property consists of various types of intangible personal property upon which action that normally occurs has not taken place for a long time. These assets are then forwarded to a trustee, bailiff, court, or other agency or institution to be held, sometimes for only a specified time, awaiting the rightful owner(s) to make claim. These assets may include:

Inactive or forgotten bank savings and checking accounts;
Unpaid bankruptcy claims;
Uncashed wages, securities, dividends, insurance refunds or claims, or royalty checks;
Unredeemed or unexchanged stock or bond certificates;
Utility refunds/deposits, bail bonds, and child support payments;
Uncashed tax refunds or other government checks;
Inheritance or real estate related monies;

Usually, this property is held by a custodial agency, in a cash account, awaiting a recovery claim until it ultimately “escheats” and becomes owned by the state and may no longer be recoverable. This is why it is important to get back to us right away if we’ve contacted you about a potential claim – sometimes there are only weeks left by the time we discover the money.

How do holders know when to report unclaimed property?

The obligation to report and remit these funds (typically to a state agency or court) is triggered when there has been no owner- generated activity for a specified period of time. This period of inactivity is referred to as a “dormancy period”. Sometimes the holder ignores these laws and just fails to transfer the money. In other types of cases, the money is simply held by the entity that generates it until a claim is made. Other times, it’s a court process where notices are often sent to outdated addresses or published in a paper and then forgotten forever without someone like he professionals at Clearway digging it up.

Is there a deadline to recover my funds?

Whether or not there is a time limit depends on the source of the funds and other factors. As time passes, your funds may become increasingly difficult to claim. Some agencies have a statute of limitations after which your money becomes totally uncollectable. When this statute of limitations expires, these agencies are legally able to absorb your funds. Even when there is no deadline, it is best to act quickly because you are not only delaying the use of the money for important activities, and you are not earning interest, but there may be other people who can claim the same funds and sometimes the first person is the winner and nothing is left for you. The longer you wait, the harder it may be to prove you are the same person named as the owner of the funds since you may lose previous identification showing acceptable information. The sooner you work with us to reclaim this money, the better!

What will this cost me?

You will owe us absolutely nothing unless and until money is successfully recovered on your claim. Only upon successful completion of the recovery process will we be due the percentage fee we both agreed upon up-front. All the out-of-pocket expenses required for the recovery are borne by us, without recourse to you. There are no advance payments, retainer fees or hidden fees of any kind. All our services, time, overhead, talent and efforts are free to you if there is no recovery, so you have no risk.

Often, the recovery process may require hiring attorneys and paying court or other costs and fees in order to force the agency or entity to relinquish the funds. We work with our own hand-picked attorneys who understand the ins-and-outs and have a track record of success in working our claims. Again, we pay all the up-front costs and retainers, so you never have to worry about a thing. That is the value we bring.

Our fees are incidental, as upon our success you will be getting found money you never knew was there, and you paid nothing to retrieve your share of. Because every case is different, we cannot provide a simple fee quote on this website that would fit every situation. We promise to work with you and your unique case in a way that’s fair and reasonable to bring you the funds exactly as promised in our written agreement. There is never any obligation to move forward with us to get the “free money” that’s coming to you, but it only makes sense. We are in business to serve and make win-win transactions happen, and we’ve been doing this for years. We look forward to serving you and bringing this previously unknown value and unexpected money into your life.

Why did you contact me? How did you get my info?

From our research efforts, we determined that you are the rightful owner (or one of several rightful owners) entitled to recover certain valuable, dormant unclaimed assets.

Either one of our clients requested that we identify you and find your present whereabouts, or we found out about these unclaimed assets, on our own, during the normal course of our investigative business.

Our research includes, but is not limited to, court records, government files, insurance company files, corporations, attorneys, banks, trustees, and estates. When you get back to us, we can discuss the details around your claim and how we can help.

Read The Story Behind Our Success

We conduct thousands of hours of research to locate unclaimed assets, undisbursed funds and lost property, as well as the people who can potentially claim and recover them.  We spent thousands more hours researching and testing the legal processes and procedures required to have any chance of a successful recovery in these cases.  Now we are able to deliver all this value through our service to clients like you, most of whom have no idea the potential claim even exists.  This is truly a no-risk, win-win situation.  As you can see from the sampling of our many testimonials from satisfied clients, there is nothing more rewarding than delivering a fat check upon a successful recovery of found money.  We look forward to the opportunity to do the same for you!

OUR MISSION

We have more than
ten years of experience

If a claim for your funds isn’t made in time, the funds often “escheat” to the agency holding them, meaning you can no longer claim them. It’s your money, and the government shouldn’t be able to take it from you. Our mission is to ensure that this never, ever happens. We audit government files and documents for these unclaimed funds, and when we find them, we make it our personal mission to reunite them with their rightful owner.

OUR VISION

You have absolutely no financial risk to
engage our services.

If a claim for your funds isn’t made in time, the funds often “escheat” to the agency holding them, meaning you can no longer claim them. It’s your money, and the government shouldn’t be able to take it from you. Our mission is to ensure that this never, ever happens. We audit government files and documents for these unclaimed funds, and when we find them, we make it our personal mission to reunite them with their rightful owner.

Find Your
Money

We search the country’s court systems, as well as government and private entities to find your misplaced and non-disbursed funds so we can return them back to you.

Work For
You

We immediately get to work ensuring we return your money back to you as soon as possible. You probably don’t realize it is sitting out there waiting for you.

Get You
Paid

While our time and efforts on your behalf are not free, we never ask for reimbursement for our services until you get your money. So what’s your risk? No risks at all!