I was approached by a guy who says he found an uncashed check issued to my name in Texas 4 years ago. The guy seems legit and it is possible that I had an uncashed check at the time. He requested a certain percentage to disclose the details of the check if and only if I am successful in cashing the check. So it doesn't seem to be a scam. I was wondering if there is any way to locate the check on my own. I tried the Texas comptroller search and contacting my former employer and couldn't find anything. Are there companies that do such a search for a fee?
Sorry !!!! Should have come back with an updated. The check was cashed and I got all the money. It took a long while because they had to locate the funds with the comptroller. I touched based directly with the university officials to make sure this was not a scam. BTW, once the comptroller located the check and updated the record I got several letters from various fund recovery companies. I am assuming they automatically follow the comptroller records. I have no idea how the person who originally contacted me had the data ahead of the rest. If I recall correctly the letters requested 15% finders fee. The name of the company who originally contacted me was Parr Recovery Inc. - Jeff London. It was not a scam and he was actually very nice to work with.