Recovery Stories

7 Dec 2018

Laptop found by TSA. Owner has retrieved it.

6 Dec 2018

A university-owned laptop was left behind by a user and found by building security in Chicago, IL. Owner has been notified, laptop has been recovered.

6 Dec 2018

Laptop stolen from apartment in Magnolia TX has been recovered.

30 Nov 2018

An employee left his employer's laptop at the TSA checkpoint at Midway Airport, Chicago, IL. TSA called STOP's 24/7 recovery hotline, STOP identified and notified registered owner. Laptop has been recovered by owner.

28 Nov 2018

A company-owned laptop was lost by an employee at Minnesota Airport. It was found by Delta Airlines agent and transferred to Delta Lost & Found in Scottsboro, Alabama. Delta notified STOP, who notified registered owner. Laptop returned by Delta to owner.

26 Nov 2018

A laptop bag containing a charger and STOP-tagged laptop was found in a parking lot in Clearwater, FL. STOP confirmed with the original registered owner, a company, that they have disposed of this laptop at end of warranty, but the new owner has not yet re-registered this device with STOP.

8 Nov 2018

Laptop found at Ottawa Airport has been returned to the owner.

6 Nov 2018

A STOP-tagged device that is registered to a Boston-area university student was found by a Good Samaritan who reported the event to STOP. Recovery process is underway.

30 Oct 2018

A Good Samaritan called STOP's 24/7 Recovery Hotline to report that she found a laptop that was left behind by a student at a bus stop in Roanoke, VA. STOP identified the laptop by the STOP ID Number as belonging to a school system. STOP notified the administrator. The school has recovered the laptop.

30 Oct 2018

Good Samaritan called STOP's 24/7 Toll-free Recovery Hotline to report she found a STOP-tagged iPad at a college campus event in Chicago; device was left behind by the user/owner. STOP identified device by the STOP ID Number provided by Good Samaritan as belonging to a university in Chicago. STOP notified the university administrator, who advised STOP this device was decommissioned and no longer their property. The new owner did not re-register the device, so STOP was unable to facilitate recovery.