Recovery Stories

Laptop Recovered at Austin, Texas | Lost+Found: Case BB-34

There’s always an opportunist waiting to snatch your purse or phone. However, if you’re relentless, like this user, the thief might just see it’s not worth it at all.

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– Case Type: Lost in a restaurant.

– Location: Austin, Texas, USA

– Date Lost: 09/10/2019

– Recovery Time: 2 hours.

– Missing Item: Android phone.

Our User’s Story: The Restaurant Thief

We misplaced a purse in a restaurant. We looked around and couldn’t find it, so we asked the restaurant employees if anyone turned it in. According to them, no one had.

My phone had Prey installed, and it was in the purse, so we marked it as missing to track it! Prey pinged the phone and it was still in the restaurant somewhere.

We kept looking for it and finally someone had turned it in to an employee. We suspect someone had the purse but decided to let it go after they noticed we were persistently looking for it.

Final thoughts:  I love Prey. I handle the technology at our research institute and have Prey commercially installed on them.

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.