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Lost+Found: Case P4C0 - Los Angeles, United States

by Nicolas Poggi August 29, 2017


  • Location: Los Angeles, United States
  • Date Stolen: 12th of August, 2017
  • Date Recovered: 13th of August, 2017
  • Case: Put down and forgotten.
  • Missing items: Smartphone.
  • Police reaction: They weren't involved.
  • Time it took for first report to arrive: 1 minute.
  • Once received, time it took for police to recover it: 11 hours.
  • Final thoughts: Great peace of mind knowing where her phone was. Otherwise, we would have been quite stressed about it.

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Lost+Found: Case W4L3 - Oregon, United States

by Nicolas Poggi August 9, 2017


  • Location: Oregon, United States
  • Date Stolen: 2nd of August, 2017
  • Date Recovered: 2nd of August, 2017
  • Theft: I left my phone at the grocery store.
  • Missing items: Smartphone
  • Police reaction: They weren't involved.
  • Time it took for first report to arrive: 1 minute.
  • Once received, time it took for police to recover it: 45 minutes without the police.
  • Final thoughts: Glad I was able to get the phone back.

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Lost+Found: Case F3D0 -  Concepción, Chile

by Nicolas Poggi August 1, 2017


  • Location: Concepción, Chile
  • Date Stolen: 21st of June, 2017
  • Date Recovered: 26th of July, 2017
  • Theft: Theft
  • Missing items: Laptop
  • Police reaction: The officers said that data in reports was enough to take action.
  • Time it took for first report to arrive: 36 days.
  • Once received, time it took for police to recover it: Hours after the report arrived.
  • Final thoughts: Today I find myself writing to you from my recovered laptop, which I didn't hope to recover.

Full story below, as told by our User.

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Lost+Found: Case CL0R -  Uganda

by Nicolas Poggi July 26, 2017

  • Location: Uganda, Africa
  • Date Stolen: 23rd of December, 2016
  • Date Recovered: 25th of July, 2017
  • Theft: Home Intrusion
  • Missing items: Laptop
  • Police reaction: They couldn't believe it could work since we are deep in Africa, but I showed them!
  • Time it took for first report to arrive: One week.
  • Once received, time it took for police to recover it: It was slow yet the app was fast in tracking the thief. It took them six months to recover my laptop.
  • Final thoughts: God bless you abundantly!

Full story below, as told by our User.

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Lost+Found: Case M4ST -  Mexico

by Nicolas Poggi July 21, 2017

  • Location: Mexico
  • Date Stolen: 2nd of August, 2016
  • Date Recovered: 10th of June, 2017
  • Theft: Stolen out of his home
  • Missing items: Laptop
  • Police reaction: They were surprised by the type of information Prey retrieved.
  • Time it took for first report to arrive: 8 Months.
  • Once received, time it took for police to recover it: They took some time but did the job right.
  • Final thoughts: Couldn't have a better impression of Prey at the moment!

Full story below, as told by our User.

 

The Good, the App, and the Ugly:

A lonely ranger armed with nothing but an app... Taking down a whole gang of ruffians and saving both his hometown and his laptop from trouble.

 

Chapter One: Trouble Doesn't Knock.

Well, I installed Prey on a laptop that I bought with much effort, I had read about the app and I thought it would come in handy to avoid losing my device. Usually, I take my laptop to work and I move around quite a lot, so it felt necessary.

A few days later my home was broken into and, among other things, they took my laptop. We reported this to the police but we never mentioned we had Prey on the device. 

Chapter Two: The Long Game

I waited, and I waited for someone to open my laptop and connect to the internet. I had almost lost all hope when one day, after several months, I got a Missing Report from Prey. I was super excited!

It was nice to see the app running perfectly after months of inactivity, plus all the information it gave me about my laptop, like its location, some screenshots, and pictures of those using my laptop!

Chapter Three: Sweet ol' Justice

Got to say I played around for a few days, collecting information about the suspects and thinking about how I would take aaaaaaall that to the police. And I did!  They ended up catching a gang of thieves that had been causing trouble in my city, breaking into multiple houses.

It was quite a big event in my hometown, the police gave the news to the people and I recovered my device from which I write to you today.


Couldn't thank you enough! Thanks for letting me use this app, and for making me feel like I'm important as a user. You gave me a great story to tell around, and I tell it to my family, friends, and students all the time.

Once again, thanks.

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Lost+Found: Case OH10 - Ohio, United States

by Nicolas Poggi July 13, 2017

  • Location: Ohio, United States
  • Date Stolen: 1st of July, 2017
  • Date Recovered: 2nd of July, 2017
  • Theft: Stolen out of his house
  • Missing items: Phone
  • Police reaction: Three states coordinated their departments to retrieve it.
  • Time it took for first report to arrive: Literally two minutes after I pushed locate.
  • Once received, time it took for police to recover it: One day.
  • Final thoughts: Thank you very much!

Full story below, as told by our User.

Three States and a Recovery Later:

My phone was stolen from my house, and once I realized I used Prey to locate it three states away from home.

I explained the situation to the Ohio police and they contacted Tennessee's department, within 4 hours of contact the local police came to me and said the Tenn department had possesion of my phone.

What's more, the Tenn police captured and transfered the suspect overnight to the Ohio Police Department!

If I had not installed Prey on my phone, I am absolutely sure I would have never recovered it, I'll subscribe due to the love given by a GREAT program.

Thanks again!

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Lost+Found: Case A1RP - Brussels, Belgium

by Nicolas Poggi July 12, 2017

  • Location: Brussels, Belgium
  • Date Stolen: June the 2nd, 2017
  • Date Recovered: 4th of July, 2017
  • Theft: Confiscated in Airport
  • Missing items: Laptop
  • Police reaction: They were not involved, the airport's security took it.
  • Time it took for first report to arrive: As soon as it was turned on.
  • Once received, time it took for police to recover it: Not involved, recovered in 35 days.
  • Final thoughts: Keep up the good work!

Full story below, as told by our User.

The Terminal, starring: a Laptop

I was traveling Europe when I got stopped for a random security screening at the gate of the airport in Brussels, Belgium.

I didn't have my laptop's charger with me as it was in my checked bag on the plane, so when the security agent asked me to turn on my laptop and prove it was a working, I couldn't.

Therefore, due to the new restrictions, my laptop was confiscated! Since I don't speak Dutch, I got little information on who had my laptop and how could I get it back.

And since I was forced to board the plane, I didn't know much more on how to recover it.

For the next month, it was a struggle to communicate with the foreign security companies, but Prey was a lifesaver and a huge piece of mind as I knew my laptop was secured. I could remotely lock my laptop with a password and see if anyone had turned it on.

Luckily I found someone who spoke English and he helped me locate the laptop and ship it to me. It was very impressive to turn on my computer, when it finally arrived home, and see that the tracking and locking features worked great!

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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.

Full story below:

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! 

Full story below:

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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. 

Full story below:

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