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October 05, 2007 LITTLE ROCK Each year millions of dollars in unclaimed propertyun-cashed checks, bank accounts, utility deposits, and stock certificatesare turned over to the State by companies who cannot locate the owners. Many Arkansans, who want to find out if they have any unclaimed property, decide to pay a third party to search for them. Unfortunately, those Arkansans later discover that paying for such a service was unnecessary. Thus, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel issued this consumer alert to advise consumers to avoid using third party search services, as they can locate unclaimed property easily and free of charge.People selling search services often don't tell the consumer that the records they are searching through are publicly available and free to use