Money Finder USA, a.k.a. Money Finder USA Central, claims to be a place where you can claim lost or unclaimed money, but is it really what it appears to be? The answer to this question is NO. This is does not provide the amazing service of a claim to.
Is Money Finder USA a scam? The answer to this depends on what your definition of a scam is. Personally I do call this a scam and you will see why in this review.
Money Finder USA Review
Okay, so Money Finder USA aims to help reconnect people with their lost funds. But what are these lost or unclaimed funds that they are talking about?
Unclaimed funds can be a number of different things. I guess it would be better to describe this sort of thing as unclaimed assets because what they’re talking about here is unclaimed money, stocks that are in your name, inheritance, overpaid bills, uncashed dividends, security deposits, IRS refunds, and bank account funds that are rightfully yours.
There are many different websites that reconnect people with unclaimed assets, so it’s not like this is some unheard-of thing. However, this site is basically a middleman that provides no real value. This site doesn’t actually you find unclaimed assets… It simply directs you to the websites that do help you.
The site provides no real value. It is nothing more than a waste of time that is going to give you a headache at the end of the day, and I will show you why.
How It Works
The first thing that you will be directed to do will be fill out the information form. You will have to enter your name, email address, street address, and telephone number.
Next you will be provided with a bunch of offers. This is nothing more than advertising and Money Finder USA is getting paid to do this.
There will be all sorts of offers that you will have to click through, including ads for life insurance, credit cards, credit scores, and I even had an offer presented to me about some guide about investing in cryptocurrencies.
You will have to click through all of these stupid advertisements that you probably don’t even care about before you get to what you were looking for in the first place, which are the websites that provide the unclaimed asset recovery service.
Just to give you an idea of what I am talking about here, below are a couple screenshots of some of the offers that were displayed to me. There is no way of skipping ahead of these offers. You have to click through them one by one and the reason that Money Finder USA is making you do this is because, like I said, they are getting paid for advertising here.
I finally after all of that nonsense they provide you with several different options for looking up unclaimed money. Two of the options that I was presented with include:
- USA.gov – A government run site that helps people find unclaimed money that is held by the federal government, such as tax return money and things like that.
- MissingMoney.com – This site helps people find a variety of different unclaimed assets.
Why I Would Avoid This Site
Will first of all, there is absolutely no point to it. Anyone could just go to the USA.go or MissingMoney.com websites in the first place seem totally avoid using the site. But there is even a bigger reason why I would strongly suggest not using the site.
The reason is because if you do use the site you will end up with a ton of spam emails in your inbox in you also will be receiving a bunch of sales calls that I’m sure you will not like.
How do I know this? Well… Just look at the fine print underneath the information form that you are supposed to fill out. When you fill out and submit this form you agree to receive daily emails from several different places along with text messages and/or calls from this place’s marketing partners.
They provide a link so that you can see all of the marketing partners that you may be receiving calls/text messages from. I clicked on that link and it seems that it is have a bunch of random partners that are going to be getting in contact with you. As you can see below, some of the sales calls/messages that you will be receiving will have to do with law, braces, credit reports, and other things.
A Sneaky Site That Is No Help To The User
As I have said, this site provides no real value to the user. It lures people in by making them believe that is going to help them retrieve unclaimed assets, when in reality the entire purpose of this website is to get people to agree to receive promotional emails, text messages, and sales calls.
This website makes money from advertising and certainly does not care about your unclaimed assets at all.
Many Scams Like This
You might think that this is a rare occurrence, but in reality it is not. I have reviewed other scams that have to do with claiming unclaimed assets in the past, such as NorthAmeriCorp and other scams run by Trevor Harris.
Luckily this scam is not all that bad. All they do is get some of your personal information so that they can annoy you with marketing, whereas some of the other scams out there will basically steal money from you. Some of them will require you to fill out a worksheet to claim unclaimed money and include a “processing fee” when you send in the worksheet. What you will find with these types of scams is the you will never receive that money back, or any money for that matter.
Okay, so in my opinion this place is a scam. They act as if they provide a legitimate fund recovery service when in reality they just direct you to other services and take down your personal information so that they can sell it for marketing purposes.
But anyway, I think that is enough for this review. I hope you enjoyed it and found it helpful.
Please leave any comments, questions, or concerns below and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.