Search Online for Unclaimed Money or Property
The National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators (NAUPA) has excellent advice on how to deal with letters from "finders" who offer to help you get unclaimed money or property for a fee (click on "About Finders" on the NAUPA site).
Use one of these links to search for unclaimed money:
Approximately half the states participate in this service. Links are provided to the unclaimed money or property Web sites of all states (including those that don't participate in this database) so you can obtain contact information. When searching, try using all possible variations of your name, including previous maiden or married names, middle names, initials, nicknames and common misspellings. Search in the state(s) where you or your family members have lived over the years.
If a state you've lived in doesn't have an online searchable database for unclaimed money or property, write a letter to the address shown on that state's Web site for unclaimed money or property and ask them to conduct a search for you. Include your full name(s), address, social security number and information on how to reach you.