Businesses are primary clients! Because of the frequent transactions that businesses perform, they are much more likely to have lost property. Traditionally, banks, hospitals, universities, title companies and law firms will have the greatest amount of lost property. These businesses also employ personnel or teams of personnel to search for these funds. GDF offers a more cost-effective solution: by appointing us as your agent to look for lost property you can reduce your search teams to one person and find more. Contact us to find out more!
Absolutely. Most states actually encourage the owners to file claims without the finders, but if you like expert assistance to make the process as smooth as possible then you should choose us.
Here are the top five reasons why you should use GDF to manage your claim:
1. Better search results – We have developed proprietary software which allows us to search faster and more thoroughly owners or other finder services.
2. Easier – We are familiar with the requirements and the process. If you have property in multiple locations you wont have to deal with multiple governments. One point of contact for everything.
3. Cost effective – The finder’s fee is only 10% and only paid on property recovered.
Legitimate finder services should never ask for payment upfront and in most states finders are required to be licensed. In Ohio, the list is located at: http://www.com.ohio.gov/documents/unfd_ActiveFinderInfo.pdf.
GDF’s claim services have been designed to make claiming as safe and easy as possible. Owners are invoiced after receiving their money directly from the entity which is holding it.
Most owners assume that money is lost because of something they have done or failed to do. This is incorrect. Unclaimed property exists because the business that you gave the money to fail to return it to you and the law required them to turn the funds over to the state.