Recovery Stories

15 May 2020
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A detective at Baltimore County PD called STOP's 24/7 Recovery Hotline to report they recovered six STOP-tagged laptops in a burglary investigation search of a storage unit in Washington, DC area. STOP identified all six laptops in the client registration database as belonging to a school in the area. None of the six devices was reported to STOP as stolen. STOP reached out to the database admin, awaiting verification of ownership status. Investigation is underway.

4 May 2020
USS10432

A Good Samaritan found an abandoned STOP-tagged desktop PC on the street in Hamilton, ON, Canada and contacted STOP to verify ownership status. STOP contacted the registered owner and verified that the device had been routinely decommissioned and was not stolen. Device is free and clear.

17 Apr 2020
USU06592

Good Samaritan called STOP's 24/7 Recovery Hotline to report she found two laptops. STOP determined from the STOP IDs the Good Sam provided that these laptops belonged to a virtual learning university. STOP notified the administrative team, and recovery process is underway.

17 Apr 2020
USU15531

Good Samaritan called STOP's 24/7 Recovery Hotline to report she found two laptops. STOP determined from the STOP IDs the Good Sam provided that these laptops belonged to a virtual learning university. STOP notified the administrative team, and recovery process is underway.

16 Apr 2020
USS03544

Someone called STOP's recovery hotline to verify if a STOP-tagged device he purchased at a thrift store is free and clear. STOP notified the registered owner, who confirmed that the device was decommissioned by their organization. STOP notified the new owner that he may re-register this device in his name free of charge at STOP's website.

31 Mar 2020
USA237334

A STOP-tagged laptop was separated from its carton in transit at a UPS facility. Agent notified STOP and provided the unique STOP ID Number on the plate, which enabled STOP to identify and notify the registered owner, a large multi-national firm. Recovery process is underway.

30 Mar 2020
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Good Samaritan called STOP's 24/7 Recovery Hotline to report that he found a laptop in a car that was turned in for salvage at the junkyard at which he worked in Philadelphia. STOP identified the device by the STOP ID as belonging to a school district and notified the administrator. Recovery process is underway.

19 Mar 2020
USZ62830

Officer at Marana PD Arizona called STOP's recovery hotline to report that a STOP-tagged laptop was found inside a vehicle by the vehicle's owner. Officer provided the STOP ID number. STOP identified the device in the registration database and notified the registered owner, a large corporation. Vehicle owner subsequently discovered that the laptop belonged to a friend. Laptop returned to owner.

24 Feb 2020
USA124849

Laptop found in Washington DC restaurant. Owner has been contacted and has retrieved it.

14 Feb 2020
USA153919

A loaner laptop belonging to a university library was left unattended by the user and stolen in Corvallis, Oregon. Police report filed. Laptop was recovered and returned to the library.

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