Recovery Stories

16 Apr 2020

Someone called STOP's recovery hotline to verify if a STOP-tagged device he purchased at a thrift store is free and clear. STOP notified the registered owner, who confirmed that the device was decommissioned by their organization. STOP notified the new owner that he may re-register this device in his name free of charge at STOP's website.

31 Mar 2020

A STOP-tagged laptop was separated from its carton in transit at a UPS facility. Agent notified STOP and provided the unique STOP ID Number on the plate, which enabled STOP to identify and notify the registered owner, a large multi-national firm. Recovery process is underway.

30 Mar 2020

Good Samaritan called STOP's 24/7 Recovery Hotline to report that he found a laptop in a car that was turned in for salvage at the junkyard at which he worked in Philadelphia. STOP identified the device by the STOP ID as belonging to a school district and notified the administrator. Recovery process is underway.

19 Mar 2020

Officer at Marana PD Arizona called STOP's recovery hotline to report that a STOP-tagged laptop was found inside a vehicle by the vehicle's owner. Officer provided the STOP ID number. STOP identified the device in the registration database and notified the registered owner, a large corporation. Vehicle owner subsequently discovered that the laptop belonged to a friend. Laptop returned to owner.

24 Feb 2020

Laptop found in Washington DC restaurant. Owner has been contacted and has retrieved it.

14 Feb 2020

A loaner laptop belonging to a university library was left unattended by the user and stolen in Corvallis, Oregon. Police report filed. Laptop was recovered and returned to the library.

13 Feb 2020

A Good Samaritan called STOP's 24/7 Recovery Hotline to report she found a STOP-tagged device on the street near her home in Worthington, Ohio. STOP checked the STOP ID Number in our registration database and identified the owner, a school system. STOP notified the owner, recovery process is underway.

12 Feb 2020

Good Samaritan called STOP's 24/7 Recovery Hotline to report that she found a STOP-tagged laptop on the street in Decatur, GA. STOP identified the registered owner in our database and notified them. Recovery process is underway.

8 Feb 2020

A manger at a car dealership in Encino California called STOP's 24/7 hotline to report that they found a STOP-tagged iPad that apparently was left in a vehicle on their lot. STOP identified the iPad's owner in our Registration Database by the STOP ID Number and notified the owner. Recovery process is underway.

4 Feb 2020