Recovery Stories

12 Jan 2021

Laptop found by the Chicago Transit maintenance shop. Owner has been contacted. They are taking the appropriate action to retrieve the laptop.

11 Jan 2021

A Good Samaritan and former contractor for a medical consulting firm called STOP's 24/7 Recovery Hotline to ask how she could return some loaner equipment to her former employer. The caller saw STOP's number on the STOP Security Plate affixed to one of the loaner devices.STOP identified the registered owner by the STOP ID in our database and notified the administrator at the firm, and recovery is underway.

11 Jan 2021

A Good Samaritan called STOP's 24/7 Recovery Hotline to report that he found a STOP-tagged Chromebook in the woods near his residence in San Antonio, Texas area. STOP identified the registered owner as a school district and notified the administrator. Investigation and recovery process is underway.

15 Dec 2020

Company adminstrator reported that an employee who was separated from company did not return a company-owned STOP-tagged iPad in Minot, ND. Further investigation determined the device was actually misplaced; returned to inventory.

14 Dec 2020

A company-owned STOP-tagged laptop was lost at LaGuardia NYC Airport and recovered by TSA, who notified the registered owner. The STOP Security Plate affixed to the laptop was essential in returning this device to the rightful owner.

20 Nov 2020
7 Nov 2020

Good Samaritan called STOP’s 24/7 Recovery Hotline to report he found a student’s backpack containing a STOP-tagged device near trash cans on his property. STOP identified the device by the STOP ID Number on the STOP Security Plate as belonging to a school district in San Antonio, Texas. STOP notified the district administrator, and recovery process is underway.

25 Oct 2020

A Good Samaritan notified STOP to report that he found a STOPtagged laptop. The STOP ID number traced it back to a school system in San Francisco. STOP notified the school administrator, recovery process is underway.

12 Oct 2020

An officer with the San Diego PD called STOP's hotline to report that he seized a laptop during an arrest. The STOP Security Plate had been forcefully removed, but the "Stolen Property" tattoo with our hotline number remained affixed. The officer provided the serial number, which enabled STOP to identify the registered owner. Verification and recovery process is underway.

14 Sep 2020

Laptop found on side of road in Houston TX. Contacted school and let them know it was found.