Fax: 1-866-907-8681

Toll Free: 1-800-701-0236

ARS is a BBB Accredited Unclaimed Funds Retrieval Service in Los Angeles, CA
the recovery process

​​​​​​Toll Free: 1-800-701-0236

ARS is a BBB Accredited Unclaimed Funds Retrieval Service in Los Angeles, CA

American Research Services, Inc
106 1/2 Judge John Aiso Street , #173
Los Angeles, CA 90012


Fax: 1-866-907-8681


With just one phone call you can handle all your unclaimed property needs. We are here to assist you the account holder or the heir/beneficiary in the recovery process and to make your experience as smooth and pleasant as possible.

If we have identified an unclaimed asset that belongs to you, we will use our resources to locate a better address from what we have on file. We will begin the process by sending out reactivation notices or a lost asset recovery agreement to you. If you have received a recovery agreement from us, please read the agreement thoroughly, sign and date the agreement and return it to us by fax or mail using the pre-paid envelope provided if this matter is of your interest. Make sure you include a phone number so it will be easier for us to get a hold of you.​

To begin the recovery process you can contact your account representative by calling our toll free number at 1-800-701-0236, or you can fax or mail the Agreement to us. If additional information is needed, we will help you with all the details.​

Upon receiving the recovery agreement from you, ARS will inform you of the location of the asset and notify you of the status of your claim. If additional information is needed, someone from ARS will help you with all the details, your personal representative will help you with the minimal documentation necessary to complete your claim.

Your role is to provide ARS or the holder of the funds with the proper documents necessary to prove your identity and to start your claim. Inform ARS of the necessary documents that you do not have that the holder requests from you. Our role is to facilitate communication with the holder and the claimant to insure speedy payment of the claim.

Once a complete claim is submitted and depending on the nature of the claim and who the holder is, the process can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months depending on the nature and location of the asset. You will receive your proceeds by check or direct deposit directly from the holder.