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Lost+Found: Case C0L1 - Caquetá, Colombia

by Nicolas Poggi June 15, 2017

  • Location: Caquetá, Colombia
  • Date Stolen: May the 5th, 2017
  • Date Recovered: May the 7th 2017
  • Theft: Office robbery
  • Missing items: Mobile Phone
  • Police reaction: They weren't needed, I confronted the thief.
  • Time it took for first report to arrive: 5 minutes
  • Once received, time it took for police to recover it: 2 days
  • Final thoughts: Super happy.

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Short Office Mistery

An office acquaintance stole my mobile from my desk during the day. Luckily, Prey helped me track the places my phone was going to and so I started my investigation.

After tying a few loose ends and figuring some minor details I managed to confirm the thief’s identity. It was simply a matter of calling the guy and demanding my phone back to retrieve it!

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Lost+Found: Case W3ML - Temuco, Chile

by Nicolas Poggi June 13, 2017


  • Location: Temuco, Chile
  • Date Stolen: May the 31st, 2017
  • Date Recovered: June the 1st, 2017
  • Theft: Lost in public transport
  • Missing items: Smartphone
  • Police reaction: They weren't notified
  • Time it took for first report to arrive: 5 minutes
  • Once received, time it took for police to recover it: 12 hours
  • Final thoughts: Great, really cool app! 

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Lost+Found: Case N1C4 - Managua, Nicaragua

by Nicolas Poggi June 9, 2017


  • Location: Managua, Nicaragua
  • Date Stolen: June the 4th, 2017
  • Date Recovered: June 4th 2017
  • Theft: Stolen from a car
  • Missing items: Computers
  • Police reaction: They were surprised by the app's efficiency
  • Time it took for first report to arrive: 1 hour
  • Once received, time it took for police to recover it: 1 day
  • Final thoughts: Happy, strong, and alive! That computer had a lot more than my life. 

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Lost+Found: Case J4V0 - South Carolina, United States

by Nicolas Poggi June 4, 2017

  • Location: South Carolina, United States
  • Date Stolen: May the 12th, 2017
  • Date Recovered: April 13th 2017
  • Theft: A teammate took it by mistake
  • Missing items: Android Phone
  • Police reaction: The incident wasn't reported
  • Time it took for first report to arrive: 5 minutes
  • Once received, time it took for police to recover it: 1 day
  • Final thoughts: Thankful

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Lost+Found: Case P4T0 - Heel, Netherlands

by Nicolas Poggi June 2, 2017

  • Location: Heel, Netherlands
  • Date Stolen: April 13th 2017
  • Date Recovered: April 13th 2017
  • Theft: Forgot the phone on a moving train
  • Missing items: Android Phone
  • Police reaction: Didn't report
  • Time it took for first report to arrive: 1 hour
  • Once received, time it took for police to recover it: 1 hour
  • Final thoughts: Good value: Prey Software

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Lost+Found: Case AN18 – Lost Android Phone recovered in Santiago, Chile

by Matias Wolff March 9, 2016

  • Location: Santiago, Chile
  • Date Stolen: October 27, 2015
  • Date Recovered: October 28, 2015
  • Theft Type: Lost device
  • Missing Items: Moto G
  • Final Thoughts: I retrieved my phone very quickly thanks to Prey. I'll recommend the service to everyone I know.

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Lost+Found: Case DBZ1 – Lost Android Phone recovered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

by Matias Wolff October 1, 2015

  • Location: Dubai, UAE
  • Date Stolen: September 29, 2015
  • Date Recovered: September 30, 2015
  • Theft Type: Lost device
  • Missing Items: Samsung S3
  • Final Thoughts: Relieved

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Lost+Found: Case 1977 – Lost Android Phone recovered in Sofia, Bulgaria

by Matias Wolff September 23, 2015

  • Location: Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Date stolen: August 19th, 2015
  • Date recovered: August 19th, 2015
  • Theft: Forgotten on a bench
  • Missing Items: LG Android phone
  • Police reaction: Not reported
  • Final thoughts: Satisfied

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Lost+Found: Case 8479 – Stolen Android Phone recovered in Santiago, Chile

by Matias Wolff August 4, 2015

  • Location: Santiago, Chile
  • Date stolen: May 7th, 2015
  • Date recovered: July 8th, 2015
  • Theft: Surprise robbery on public transport
  • Missing Items: Samsung Note 3
  • Police reaction: Prey reports required to open investigation
  • Time it took for first report to arrive: 20 days
  • Time it took the police to recover the item: It took PDI (Investigations Police of Chile) 1 week to recover the device, from the moment they asked for the information sent by Prey.
  • Final thoughts: I'm very happy. Installing Prey was a great decision, as it was vital for the device recovery.

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Lost+Found: Case C1F8 – Stolen MacBook recovered in Mexico D.F., Mexico

by Camila Burgos April 30, 2015

  • Location: Mexico D.F., Mexico.
  • Date Lost: May 19th, 2013.
  • Date Recovered: April 4th, 2015.
  • Theft: Stolen from my car.
  • Missing items: MacBook.
  • Time it took for first report to arrive: 10 months.
  • Once received, time it took for police to recover it: Never.
  • Final thoughts: Surprised.

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