Did you know that states, federal agencies and other organizations hold billion of dollars in lost money and assets?
There are many different types of lost assets. But these commonly include lost bank accounts, stocks or even uncashed payroll checks to name a few.
In any case, this is stuff that everyday people have lost and may be able to reclaim. And Money Finder USA says they will help you get these lost assets back, before it’s too late.
Sounds good. I mean who doesn’t want ‘free money’ right?
But as I will now explain, there’s more to this site than meets the eye…
What’s Money Finder USA About?
According to the website- “Money Finder USA is a service that helps you find unclaimed money and assets that may be available in your name”.
In reality, Money Finder USA is a front to get your personal information.
The true purpose of the Money Finder USA website is to profit by renting, selling and sharing your personal information with third parties.
How do I know this?
First of all, you need to fill out this form to ‘start the process’:
If you read the fine print on the website (www.moneyfinderusacentral.com), you will see that by filling out the form, you are essentially agreeing to be spammed.
And not just from MoneyFinderUSA either. You will also receive daily emails from “Fortifynance” and “Card Results Guide”. I haven’t reviewed those sites so I can’t say how legit they are.
To top it off, you are also agreeing to receive calls and text messages from 8 other companies!
But no one likes having their information sold to other companies like this.
In any case, you do NOT need a site like this to find your lost assets at all. So you are literally giving them your details for no reason other than being marketed to.
Let me explain…
How Does It Work?
Here’s how the process works according to the Money Finder USA website:
Now here’s the REAL version of this process…
Step 1: Give random people (who do not disclose who they are) your name, email, phone number and physical address, so they can add you to their marketing list.
Step 2: See a bunch of promos immediately after this, so they can earn a commission if you buy something.
Step 3: Get access to a generic list of sites that anyone can already access, without going through this process.
This is the reality of what is happening.
There’s nothing wrong with having people optin to your email list or selling stuff. Not at all. But when it’s done in this way, I think it’s a bit misleading.
You absolutely do not need to use a third party site like Money Finder USA to do this. Period.
Is Money Finder USA a Scam or Legit Site?
On one hand, Money Finder USA is not a scam because they are not selling you anything. And they do disclose what they are doing in black and white.
Not to mention, what they’re emailing/ calling you about could be beneficial.
On the other hand, they are clearly taking advantage of people who are just looking to reclaim lost assets.
Because you do not need to use their site to find your lost assets at all. The Money Finder USA website exists purely to generate leads (you), and they profit by selling your personal information.
Also, depending on what they pitch you when you signup, there could be further cause for concern.
For example, if they ask you for money to help you reclaim your lost assets.
According to the US government’s official site:
Beware of people who pretend to be the government and offer to send you unclaimed money for a fee. These scammers use a variety of tricks to get your attention, but their goal is the same: to get you to send them money.
Not to say you couldn’t hire a lawyer to help you claim your lost assets for example. But you do want to be extremely careful of anyone claiming to help you recover lost assets for a fee in general.
So it’s certainly not what I would personally consider a legitimate website. But whether or not you consider it an outright scam is up to you.
It’s true that there are billions in lost assets that everyday Americans can recover.
However, sites like Money Finder USA are ‘cashing in’ on this by pretending to help you. Rather than helping you recover lost money, they get you to jump through a bunch of hoops, before giving you access to sites that already exist.
All for the purpose of turning a profit. By renting, selling and sharing your personal information with people who want to sell you stuff.
What you decide to do is up to you, but hopefully this review has been helpful.