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Frequently Asked Questions
How did you find this money?
We audit the files of many government agencies and public corporations for unclaimed funds and assets owed to people just like you.
How did you find me?
We use many methods to locate claimants. Web searches, phone books and specialty software are all used to locate people. Often, it can take months of researching.
How big is my claim? Where are the funds being held?
Once you have signed our contingency agreement and the limited power of attorney, we will immediately inform you of the amount and where it is located.
Where did this money come from?
This will also be revealed once the agreements are signed.
How much time do I have to collect my money?
These agencies nearly always provide a narrow window of opportunity for you to claim your funds. After that they will usually allow the money to "escheat" straight into their own government accounts and you will never have a second chance.
When should we start?
Today, if at all possible!
When will I receive my money?
It usually takes about two weeks for the agency to process the claim. Once it has been approved we hold the check for thirty days to make certain there are no problems with the agency then we over-night your check straight to you.
Is this legal?
Absolutely it is! If you are the true owner of some unclaimed funds then you have every right to claim them before they are lost to the government. It is also completely legal for us to act as your agent and deal with these agencies on your behalf.
Why can't I just find this money myself?
You can try but it's unlikely that you'll be successful, especially since you will likely be working against a deadline. We maintain a comprehensive database of sources of funds. It takes weeks and months of searching and knowing where to look and who to communicate with. This is our specialty and we're good at it.
Why should I use your company?
Most of the assets we locate aren't found using the internet, and it's unlikely that you will ever be notified of their existence. The agency holding your funds may ultimately keep them if you don't claim them very soon. How much effort do you really think they put into contacting the rightful owners? They are the ones who benefit if a claim is NOT made.
We've already put in the long hours, hard work and deep digging for you. All you need to do is agree to our proposal and collect the 'Lions share' of the proceeds!
What will it cost me?
Nothing out of pocket, ever! You will never incur one penny out of your pocket with Lord & Askew, LLC. We pay for all up-front costs: notaries, couriers, filing fees, research fees, everything! We only get paid when your claim gets paid. Expenses are paid from your recovered funds, so you never have to worry about out of pocket expenses. Please ask for an agreement for details.
Do I have to sign your documents?
Yes. It's the only way we can legally represent you, otherwise the agency will refuse to deal with us. Our contingency fee agreement is very simple - there is no confusing language, just a simple agreement about how we split the claim, if successful. All documents that you need to sign pertain only to your particular claim and give us no power relating to anything else in your life. We will not have access to your personal financial information, or the ability to make decisions on your behalf relating to anything other than this claim. All document signings will be done in the presence of a licensed notary public.
I'm just not comfortable with this...what can I do?
There are several things you can and should do right now. Keep in mind there is only a short window of time for you to collect these funds. Talk to your family members or an attorney about it and feel free to have them contact us as well. Our contingency agreement is available for you to review before hand, just ask one of our specialist.
Can someone else handle this for me?
Absolutely. You can have a family member or trusted advisor call us and we will explain everything to them. You will, however, need to be present for the signing of the documents. We do need the actual claimant's signature and to verify that person's identity (driver's license or other identification) before we can process your claim.
What number should I call?