OK, I got a letter today from a company called “EQUISEARCH”. It is apparently searching for me, and has my old address listed, with an inquiry about “assets being held” in my name.
Now, before anyone goes off on the “something for nothing” bit. Keep in mind that this is very possible. I had several address changes through the 90’s and there were times when some companies I owned stock in were unable to locate me for a while. In other words, it is quite possible that I have assets out there that I lost track of. (I’ve never been good at the bookkeeping, epsecially when stocks split.)
I did a brief web search and didn’t sniff up anything that smacked of scam. It does seem that this company at least exists and they have a professional letterhead.
But does anyone know anything about this company? If there in some kind of quasi-legal murky territory or anything? (I have not heard of their parent comany, ChoicePoint, for example) I don’t plan on paying any “advance fees” or anything like that,s o no need for warnings there. But if anyone has ever heard of these kinds of services, I’d appreciate any help given.
Thanks in advance!