Recovery Stories

7 Sep 2022

A STOP-tagged Chromebook belonging to a municipal facility was found on the street by a Good Samaritan in Miami Beach, FL. STOP identified the registered owner by the STOP ID provided by the Good Sam. STOP notified the administrator at the facility and recovery is underway.

6 Sep 2022

A police officer at Norcross, GA PD called STOP's 24/7 Recovery Hotline to report that a STOP-tagged laptop was found. Officer provided the STOP ID Number on the Security Plate, which enabled STOP to quickly identify the registered owner, a large financial institution. STOP notified the administrator at the instituion. Recovery process is underway.

25 Aug 2022

STOP-tagged device found in storage unit. STOP notified registered owner, device recovered..

2 Aug 2022

A Good Samaritan called STOP's 24/7 Recovery Hotline to report that she found a STOP-tagged device in a walkway in the apartment complex in which she resides. The STOP ID shows the device as registered to a college. STOP notified the STOP program administrator at the college and recovery is underway!

20 Jul 2022

Police in Belgium contacted STOP through our live chat platform to report that they recovered a backpack containing four laptops, at least one of which was tagged with a STOP Security Plate. STOP identified the registered owner, a large financial organization, and contacted the administrator. Recovery process is underway.

4 Jul 2022

University Student forgot his backpack containing some personal items and a laptop at a Cafe in the Boston, Mass area. Appears that someone found and kept the backpack and contents, but abandoned the laptop after seeing the STOP Security Plate affixed. The laptop was found by a Good Samaritan who called STOP's 24/7 Recovery Hotline, and contacted the owner through Facebook. Laptop was returned to owner.

23 Jun 2022

A STOP-tagged device was turned over to an IT Analyst at a tech consulting company after it was discovered along with other unused devices. IT tech notified STOP, and we identified the registered owner, a large technology enterprise, and notified the administrator there. Recovery process is underway.

9 Jun 2022

Laptop separated from FedEx package. Owner has been contacted and is making arrangements to get it back.

1 Jun 2022

A backpack containing a STOP-tagged laptop registered to a large corporate enterprise was turned over to American Airlines Lost & Found at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. STOP identified the registered owner by the STOP ID Number that was provided by the AA agent, and notified the registered owner. Recovery process is underway.

27 May 2022

A Good Samaritan visitor to STOP's chat platform alerted STOP that someone was trying to sell a STOP-tagged device through an online auction site. The Good Samaritan provided a link to the auction site item. STOP was able to identify the registered owner by viewing STOP Plate and Plate ID in one of the item's pictures. STOP notified the IT Security Team at the registered owner company. Investigation and recovery process are underway.