Recovery Stories

17 Nov 2021
USE81622

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
USY63714

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

11 Nov 2021
USI29618

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
USA368872

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!

20 Oct 2021
USA200151

Delta Lost & Found called STOP’s 24/7 Recovery Hotline to report they have a STOP-tagged laptop that was apparently lost by the user during travel and turned over to them. The STOP ID Number on the Security Plate enabled STOP to quickly identify the registered owner, a large multi-national corpration, and notify their securty team. Recovery process is underway.

19 Oct 2021
USM14897

24/7 Recovery Hotline to inquire about ownership status on a STOP-tagged iMac that was given to him by a friend. The STOP ID Number provided by the caller shows this old device still registered to a school district in Massachusetts. STOP notified the school admin who advised that the device has been decommissioned and is available for re-registration by the caller.

16 Oct 2021
USA205926

Good Samaritan called STOP's 24/7 Recovery Hotline to report that she found a carry bag containing a school-owned laptop in the playground near an elementary school in Roanoke, VA. STOP identified the owner - a Virginia-based school system - by the STOP ID Number provided by the Good Samaritan and notified the school administrator.

12 Oct 2021
USA207497

Good Samaritan called STOP's 24/7 Recovery Hotline to report that he found a STOP-tagged laptop inside a couch on the side of the road in Norwich, NY. STOP identified the registered owner - a nearby college - and notified the administrator. Recovery process is underway.

23 Sep 2021
USV69026

A company-owned laptop then went missing months ago turned up at a Goodwill Store in Portland, OR area. Store manager contacted STOP after seeing the STOP Security Plate on the laptop. STOP identified the owner, a large corporate enterprise, by the STOP ID on the Plate and notified them. Recovery process is underway.

13 Sep 2021
USB017888

Camcorder missing on school campus in Chicago. School admin identified the student/user who took it home. Item recovered, case closed.

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