Recovery Stories

Android Recovered at Santiago, Chile | Lost+Found: Case SL-42

Prey helped this user retrieve his phone, by ringing an alarm that someone heard, thus finding the phone and retrieving it later!

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– Case Type: Theft.

– Location: Santiago, Chile.

– Date Lost: 10/29/2018.

– Recovery Time: 1 day.

– Missing Item: Android Phone.

Our User’s Story: Lost in a Park After a Night Out

I was coming back to my place at 4 am when I noticed that my phone wasn’t in my pocket. I came back all the way searching for it in the streets and in parks and didn’t find it. After I got home I turned on the computer because I remembered that I had this app (Prey) and started searching.

I noticed that the phone was in a park, where I had already searched for it for like 3 hours until suddenly it appeared kilometers away!

I tried to call myself from my mom’s phone and somebody picked up the phone and we spoke, he told me he had found it in that park thanks to the alarm I was ringing from the app. Couple hours later he returned my phone and I gave him 20 bucks for being honest and having returned my phone.

Final thoughts: Felt great! I’m going to recommend this app to everyone I know.

When things like this happen, better be ready.

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About the author

Nicolas Poggi

Nicolas Poggi is the head of mobile research at Prey, Inc., provider of the open source Prey Anti-Theft software protecting eight million mobile devices. Nic’s work explores technology innovations within the mobile marketplace, and their impact upon security. Nic also serves as Prey’s communications manager, overseeing the company’s brand and content creation. Nic is a technology and contemporary culture journalist and author, and before joining Prey held positions as head of indie coverage at TheGameFanatics, and as FM radio host and interviewer at IndieAir.