Q: I received a phone call or a letter in the mail about unclaimed funds. Is this real?
A: In today's world, you are wise to question the validity of any claim before moving forward. One way to determine if the company or person you're dealing with is unethical is if they ask you for any money up-front. With a legitimate claim, there is never any reason to require up-front cash to pursue the claim or ask you for any personal information.
Q: What is it from? (Back to Top)
A: We specialize in difficult to find funds. There are many types of unclaimed assets that have many different sources including but not limited to bank accounts, safe deposit bank contents, mutual funds, stocks, bonds, dividends, uncashed checks, wages, insurance policies, CD's, trust funds, utility deposits, escrow accounts, and inheritance money to name just a few.
A couple of websites you may want to look at are www.nupn.com/state.and www.missingmoney.com. Both websites access state databases around the country and are helpful in locating unclaimed money. You can likely find money owed to you or someone you know. Although these websites are great tools, don't expect to find the claim you were contacted about there. Not all claims are easy to find and a considerable amount of time and resources have been spent gathering the many details of your claim. Please call us and one of our representatives would be more than happy to explain the nature of your claim.
Q: Why wasn't I notified? (Back to Top)
A: There is a conflict of interest in many jurisdictions in which the agency charged with notifying potential claimants of their money stand to keep the money if the claimants remain oblivious and unaware of the claims existence. For this reason, great lengths are usually not taken to find people to notify them of their money.
Q: When does the statute of limitations expire? (Back to Top)
A: This depends on where the money is being held and how much time has already elapsed. In many cases the Snow Creek Group will try to locate the claimant when the claim is still new. This gives us the maximum amount of time to help you make the claim successful. In other cases, the claim may be just days from expiration. In either case, it is wise to pursue the claim as soon as possible. In many instances the agencies holding the assets have many requirements that need to be met before the money is released. Unfortunately, they typically do not move quickly so it is best to start the process ASAP.
Q: Why do I need The Snow Creek Group to help me, why don't I get the claim myself?
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A:The first prerequisite to claiming it yourself is to know where the money is held. Not all claims are easy to find. If you were to locate it, there are still good reasons for having an experienced third party assist you in recovering the claim.
The agencies holding the assets oftentimes have many requirements that must be followed for proving your entitlement to the claim and formatting your request. These agencies can prove difficult to work with in responding and delaying the relinquishment of your money. After all, they stand to keep the money if you do not follow their rules and meet their deadlines. For this reason, having the experienced Snow Creek Team help you navigate their system may be a wise decision.
Q: How much does it cost to collect? (Back to Top)
A: Unfortunately, there is no simple answer to this. It depends on the complexity of the case and the costs that are anticipated in pursuing the claim. Many other companies will charge exorbitant fees up-front just for the details of the claim and you are left on your own to try and collect. The Snow Creek Group will receive nothing if you are not paid.
Q: How long does it take to collect? (Back to Top)
A: There are a number of factors that determine collection time. The complexity of the claim, the laws governing when the money can be released, and how long the claim has been outstanding can all affect processing time. It can be as short as a 1 day to 3 weeks. The Snow Creek Group is committed to expediting your claim as soon as possible. This only makes sense; The Snow Creek Group will only be paid upon successful collection by you.
Q: Is an attorney required? (Back to Top)
A:In most cases no attorney is required. However, claim complexity could also dictate the need for an attorney.
Q: How much experience or success has The Snow Creek Group had with unclaimed assets?
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A: The Snow Creek Group has been in business since 2008. The Snow Creek Team who will be instrumental in orchestrating your claim has had over 20 years of experience in the financial sector, and has worked directly with large national banking and lending institutes.
This unique experience has given us first hand insight into the requirements and documentation necessary for a successful claim allowing us to help many people. Visit our Testimonials/Referrals to view some client experiences.
Q: What's next? (Back to Top)
A:If you received a letter or an initial call please contact us soon. If you are awaiting paperwork, use the time to study our website or contact your claims manager with any questions.
For any questions not answered to your satisfaction please contact us.
The Snow Creek Group
Toll free number: 1-888-849-4976. Ph: 618-532-7620.
Address: 7588 East Grant Road #1, Walnut Hill, IL 62893
E-mail Address: Steve@snowcreekgroup.com