Have You Verified Your Refund Agent?
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Why Do You Need To Verify That The Refund Agent
You Are Dealing With Is Registered?
This should really go without saying. In a technology driven world that allows businesses and companies to hide behind a monitor; you could be dealing with anyone. In checking the validity of a money refund agent you are ensuring they are registered and trained to industry standards in how to assist you through your refund process.
The vast majority of Unclaimed Money Refund Agents are ethical and professional, they do their work with a high professional standard. However; as in all industries there are those who may not be adhering to basic professional practices.
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3 Steps You Can Take To Verify
A Money Refund Agent
Ask An Agent for Proof Of UMAA Registration Number
You should always ask a money refund agent for their certificate of UMAA registration details as proof and validity of their training before signing any forms or commencing work to refund your lost funds. You will need their name, Registration number and the state in which they trade.
Verify their details with Unclaimed Money Association
If you are unsatisfied with just an agents proof of registration, you can verify their credibility with Unclaimed Money Association. We will tell you whether the agent/consultant you are working with is credible and send you verification of this.
Check their Website for Credibility
When an agent registers with the Unclaimed Money Association of Australia ( then he/she will recieve a registeration certificate of the Unclaimed Money Asoociation of Australia registration) stamps of credibility including their UMAA registered number that they are required to list on their website to identify themselves to consumers.**
**A legitimate agent will always have a website. It’s that simple, if an agent isn’t willing to identify themselves on the internet, then that should be ringing some serious alarm bells.
What Kind of Documents Should I Be Looking For
When verifying a refund agent, you should be looking for 3 things.
- An Association agents registeration number and certificate of registration.
- Credibility stamps on their website advising consumers and clients of their Association registeration.
- Membership to Unclaimed Money Association (we also produce our own credibility stamp as proof of membership that our members place on their website.)