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Original Owner Claims

If you are the reported owner of the property, you will file an Original Owner claim form. Please complete, sign and mail the form with the following documentation:

  • Photocopy of your driver’s license or other photo identification
  • Proof of your social security number. If the reporting company provided a social security number it might be the only information we have to determine rightful ownership and it is required to issue payment. Photocopies of the following are acceptable:
    • social security card
    • tax record
    • school record
    • military identification card
    • pay stub
    • insurance identification card

    If there is an additional owner of the property listed on the claim form, provide the above identification for that person as well.

  • Proof associating you with the last known address provided to us by the reporting company. If the reporting company provided a last known address it might be the only information we have to determine rightful ownership. Photocopies of the following are acceptable:
    • utility bill
    • mortgage payment coupon
    • post-marked envelope
    • driver’s license
    • cancelled check
    • birth certificate
    • report card
    • credit report
    • pay stub*

    *The pay stub must reflect the last known address associated with the property.

  • Proof of business dealings between you and the reporting company. If the reporting company did not provide a social security number or last known address, this may be the only information we have to determine rightful ownership. Photocopies of the following are acceptable:
    • insurance policy
    • contract
    • invoice
    • receipt
    • money order
    • delivery confirmation
    • original uncashed check
    • gift certificate
    • front and back side of a cleared check
    • account statement
    • bank book
    • original safe deposit box key
    • mineral property division order
    • court document or;
    • stock certificate

Note: If the property involves a cashier’s check, money order, stock, bonds, or coupons, we may require the original instrument to process your claim. These items have been cancelled by the reporting company and need to be taken out of circulation. If you do not have the originals, you will receive additional instructions upon review of your claim.

Please complete, sign and return the claim form with a copy of your identification even if you are unable to provide all requested documents. In some cases we are able to determine ownership based on the available information you are able to provide.

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