Recovery Stories

14 Jan 2022

A Good Samaritan called STOP’s 24/7 Recovery Hotline to report that she found a STOP-tagged laptop among items she had just purchased at an abandoned-storage-unit auction. The STOP ID Number showed this device registered to a private school located close to the storage facility in Romulus, Michigan. STOP notified the registered owner and the recovery process is underway.

11 Jan 2022

BestBuy Roseville, Michigan called to report that a STOP-tagged laptop was left at the service counter. STOP identified the registered owner by the STOP ID that was on the Security Plate and verified with the owner that he dropped it off for recycling.

10 Jan 2022

A STOP-tagged laptop found by whoman who was cleaning out her deceased father's belongings. STOP identified the registered owner by the STOP ID Number provided by the caller and reached out to the owner. Recovery process is underway.

4 Jan 2022

Caller interested in buying a ThinkPaD on eBay, verifying ownership. STOP identified the owner by the STOP ID that was provided by the caller and reached out to the registered owner, who confirmed this decommissioned device was free and clear for resale.

4 Jan 2022

A Good Samaritan called STOP's 24/7 toll-free to report that he received a shipment containing a STOP-tagged laptop that was apparently intended for another recipient. STOP identified the device as registered to a large corporate enterprise. The IT team intended to ship the device to a company engineer, but the delivery address was incorrect. STOP notified the security administrator and the IT team is working with the Good Samaritan to retrieve the device.

14 Dec 2021

Good Samaritan called STOP's 24/7 Hotline to report that while settling his deceased sister's estate he found a STOP-tagged laptop that is registered to her former employer, a university based in Canada. STOP notified the administrator at the university and recovery is underway.

17 Nov 2021

Manager at a storage facility in Georgia called STOP to verify ownership of a STOP-tagged laptop that was left in an abandoned storage unit with back rent due. STOP tried several times, unsuccessfully, to reach a staffer at the college interested in verifying ownership or recovering the laptop. STOP released the device as free and clear to the storage unit manager.

11 Nov 2021

Laptop found at a public works facility in IL. Owner is making arrangements to get it back.

11 Nov 2021

An iPad registered to a California-based university student was found in a supermarket in Fort Collins, Colorado. Store manager called STOP to notify, and STOP identified the registered owner in the registration database and left a message for the owner. Awaiting ownership status, recovery is pending.

1 Nov 2021

An employee left a company-owned laptop on a shuttle bus at St. Louis Airport. It was recovered by airport police, who notified STOP on our 24/7 Recovery Hotline. STOP identified the registered owner - a large energy services company - by the STOP ID Number provided by airport police and notified the administrator. Recovery process is underway!