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May 17, 2018

Today’s travelers pack more than pajamas, sunscreen and flip-flops when they head out on overnight adventures. According to a recent survey, 100 percent of business and leisure travelers pack at least one personal electronic device when they travel; most pack even more. Knowing what travelers have in their bags can help busine...

January 24, 2018

It’s a fairly common practice: Many businesses and organizations give unclaimed items collected by lost and found departments to employees as incentives to turn in found items. These items range from designer clothing to jewelry to smartphones.

While a free jacket or watch from your business’s lost and found department might be...

January 15, 2018

If you manage the lost and found department for a shopping mall, you are likely familiar with unclaimed smartphones. But are you familiar with who those phones belong to? Knowing this information can help protect your reputation and the identities of your shoppers when dealing with their unclaimed personal electronic devices.

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December 27, 2017

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...

December 19, 2017

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...

December 14, 2017

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 o...

November 9, 2017

A video, posted to YouTube by EverythingApplePro, shows a small box unlocking an iPhone 7 which had been locked with a pass-code. The box worked, for a little while, on all iPhone 7 and iPhone 7+ models, as well as some iPhone 6 and 6S models which ran a beta version of iOS 11.

According to an article on TechCrunch, A...

June 3, 2017

Here is a reprint of a real life experience that occurred in Las Vegas, NV. The Las Vegas Metro Police Department has been a partner of the 911 Cell Phone Bank and receiving emergency phones since 2007. This is a good reminder of why we do what we do, and why your help is so important.

Elynne Greene, the Victims Services Superv...