Business Type: UNCLAIMED PROPERTY At this time the Bureau is seeking information on how this info is found in Canada. There are several of these companies operating in the States. The first type - advise to use caution The company advises that there is money in an account in some State that may belong to the consumer and for a fee of $10.00 or more the consumer will be given instructions on how to claim it. The second category involves a company that traces a real owner of property and on finding him or her, offers to disclose the nature of the windfall for a fee, often as high as 50% of the value of the property. In either case the consumer pays, in some cases thousands of dollars, for information that is available free of charge in every State. If you do hire a company to locate missing property, most States set limits, averaging 15% of the value of the property. Different States have various laws regarding unclaimed or abandoned property. For further information about individual companies, please call the Better Business Bureau at 386-6348 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) or Fax 386-2367.