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Ski Destinations and Unclaimed Smartphones: What You Need to Know

If you run a ski resort or other ski destination, this isn’t news to you: Those hitting the slopes on skis and snowboards are likely teens and young adults. Data from the SnowSport Safety Foundation shows that 37.5 percent of skiers are under age 25, while 25 percent are under age 17. With up to 12 million folks on the slopes each year, that’s a staggering number of young people. In addition to their appreciation of powdery snow and adrenaline pumping fun, another thing the young people enjoying your ski destination likely have in common is that they all have a smartphone in their ski jacket pocket. Data from Neilson asserts that 98 percent of Americans aged 18-24 own a smartphone. With so m

Unclaimed Smartphones Threaten Guest Identity

Identity theft is a difficult crime to spot, and there’s much more to it than a compromised social security number or credit card fraud. In fact, the data contained on your customer’s lost smartphone can be a virtual goldmine for the right kind of criminal. Storing a customer’s lost smartphone may be the right thing to do, but it can also create a liability and run the risk of exposing your customer’s personal data should that smartphone fall into the wrong hands. Here are 3 things you need to know about identity theft and lost smartphones. 1. Smartphones are becoming ubiquitous, creating many of opportunities for identity thieves. According to data from the Pew Research Center, approximatel

Easily Disable Android Screen Lock Apps

Here's another compelling reason why you should dispose of unclaimed electronic devices in your lost and found in a secure manner. Millions of people use a third-party Android app to lock their screen and secure their data. See how this super simple hack can disable the app and give anyone with fingers access to all the data on your unclaimed Android smartphones or tablets.