Is 'Refund Consulting' legal in the US and Europe?

I have been doing some research about Refund Consulting, but I've not been able to answer this question to my satisfaction.

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    Could you provide more details? What is Refund Consulting and why would it not be legal?
    – morsor
    Commented Nov 10, 2021 at 12:35
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    @morsor - I've explained what it is in my answer below.
    – Valorum
    Commented Nov 13, 2021 at 1:53

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Refund consulting (e.g. telling people that you can help them to locate lost or unclaimed money or property, in return for a fee or a percentage of the money claimed) is, as far as I'm aware, perfectly legal in both the US and Europe.

That being said, you'd need to be extremely careful about what you're saying to potential clients. In the UK, telling a customer that they're 'guaranteed' (or even 'likely') to receive a return as a result of their search would be highly deceptive and would fall into the general description of financial fraud.

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