Someone’s about to shake the family tree.

Someone is about to find out they’ve won a fortune. They didn’t buy a lottery ticket, roll the dice at the casino or risk their hard earned savings on the stock market. A stranger is poised to knock on their door and surprise them with news of an inheritance. The Money Trail follows the challenges, setbacks and breakthroughs of a team of private investigators who dwell in the cutthroat world of heir hunting.

Scouring public records and hitting the streets to track down beneficiaries of wills and estates, they face stiff competition from other agencies out to make huge commissions when it comes to pay-out time. Then there are the beneficiaries themselves, who often have no idea that they stood in line to inherit money or property. The Money Trail tells their stories and charts the changes the good news brings to their lives.