Skip

84 posts tagged with stolen.
Displaying 1 through 50 of 84. Subscribe:

My Macbook was stolen - do I need to change all my passwords?

I had my Macbook stolen last week. I believe it was set to automatically log into my user and it logs into all sorts of websites (Paypal, Amazon) automatically. So I'm inclined to go change all my passwords, but immediately after the theft, I activated all of the timebombs in Apple's Find My Mac, and it hasn't popped up online. Can I assume that the thief can't use my login information, since he doesn't know my admin password and if he ever goes online and tries to use my auto-login stuff, the computer will lock down? Or can he migrate that data over to another computer and use it there?
posted by sdis on Jun 4, 2014 - 6 answers

Can I recover my phone?

I lost my phone in November. I tried using Location History and Where’s My Droid to track it to no avail, then gave up and bought a new phone. Today, I noticed that about a month ago several selfies of a handful of guys in an electronics store had been uploaded to my Google Photos online. There is no location data associated with the photos, and from what I can tell I can't find it on Location History or Where's My Droid now. [more inside]
posted by gregoryg on Apr 18, 2014 - 6 answers

How can they still be selling credit card numbers stolen from Target?

My understanding is that a stolen card or card number has a shelf life of a couple of days at most, before someone gets wise to the theft and cancels the number. The stories I'm reading suggest that these stolen numbers are good for quite a long time. The online stores that sell them even guarantee they're still good! Are the owners of the cards failing to notify the bank after realizing that their cards were used at Target during the period when all the numbers were stolen? Are the banks not scanning their files to find out which cards were used at Target during the period, and taking the initiative in canceling them?
posted by markcmyers on Dec 31, 2013 - 19 answers

To catch a thief

About a month ago, my mom misplaced her government-owned (work) iPhone 5. After a month of searching her home/car/office/relatives/everywhere to no avail, she copped up and told boss. They took the news well and paid for not only her new phone, but also for the loss of her old phone. Being the mischievous son I am, I want to make an attempt to retrieve the phone. [more inside]
posted by mrrisotto on Dec 17, 2013 - 21 answers

The ins and outs of having a car stolen in Chicago

Our car was stolen. Police here seem to shrug it off. Is there anything else I should or could be doing, or just take it as a rather abrupt lesson in the transience of possessions? [more inside]
posted by sixtyten on Sep 26, 2013 - 16 answers

A LoJack® for bicycles?

Has there been any development in the market for a LoJack-type tracking and recovery system... for bicycles? [more inside]
posted by wubbie on Jul 25, 2013 - 8 answers

Recovering stolen property without the police?

Looking for advice on how to recover stolen property if I know the thief's identity but the police won't act. [more inside]
posted by aqhong on Jul 19, 2013 - 16 answers

Car Stolen.....Insurance Pay Out.....Car found.....

We had our car stolen a couple of weeks ago. The insurance company actually worked pretty quickly and we agreed a settlement amount with them and they have paid out. Now been informed by the Police that the car has been found. It looks like it's in pretty good nick apart from a couple of broken windows. Would we be able to buy the car back from the insurance company? How much if any discount should I expect? Problems in the future? Anyone got any experience of buying their car back from their insurance company?
posted by lloyder on May 24, 2013 - 8 answers

So did you find a new MacBook Air on a plane the other day?

Lost my MacBook Air with sensitive files on the SSD. How worried should I be? [more inside]
posted by Crotalus on Apr 23, 2013 - 19 answers

Worst. Bike thief. Ever.

What to do with an abandoned, probably stolen, bike? [more inside]
posted by troika on Feb 14, 2013 - 20 answers

All I got was his phone number-- how to thank him?

What generic thank-you gift (between $10-20) can I give to someone working in SF when the only contact information I have is their iPhone number? [more inside]
posted by samthemander on Feb 12, 2013 - 9 answers

Nuts. My Nexus 7 was lost/stolen. Any way to trace? remote wipe?

My Nexus 7 was lost/stolen. I've changed my google, facebook and amazon passwords. Is there anything else I can do? It does not have 3G networking; only wi-fi.
posted by Alaska Jack on Feb 9, 2013 - 6 answers

Tracking down stolen guns

About 30 years ago my dad had a large gun collection (about 100 total). They were stolen and only about 10 of them were ever recovered. He had a list of models and serial numbers that he sent to local law enforcement. I still have that list. is there any chance of recovering more of the guns? How would I go about that?
posted by DaddyNewt on Jan 27, 2013 - 4 answers

Getting an IMEI from an iPhone 4 serial number

My iPhone 4 was stolen. The police detectives want the IMEI number. I never backed up the phone or synced it to my computer, so I can't access the IMEI through iTunes. I don't have the original packaging. I do, however, have the phone's serial number. Is there a way to somehow use this number to get the IMEI? [more inside]
posted by painquale on Jan 12, 2013 - 11 answers

Return my things!

How can I get someone to return my stolen stuff they bought on eBay? [more inside]
posted by Kiwi on Nov 20, 2012 - 7 answers

How can I wipe my stolen iPhone?

My iPhone was stolen. I suspended service through Verizon but is there a way to remotely wipe it (now that it has already been stolen)? [more inside]
posted by désoeuvrée on Nov 5, 2012 - 6 answers

I had a $500 MoneyPak stolen via hacker. I have some information. Can I catch em'?

A hacker redeemed my MoneyPak after viewing the scanned copy on my computer. They cashed it immediately via internet. Can I pursue a claim to obtain details and press charges? [more inside]
posted by aca.int on Oct 31, 2012 - 7 answers

Advanced eBay search

How to search for a buyer's cancelled items on eBay? Reasons below. [more inside]
posted by Kiwi on Sep 12, 2012 - 2 answers

Is it possible to exit the UK using a canceled passport, or use it to get a replacement within 24 hours?

A friend of mine is considering traveling from the UK to Spain using a canceled passport, having lost the replacement passport. Is this impossible, illegal, or might she manage it? [more inside]
posted by ajp on Sep 6, 2012 - 24 answers

iSad

iPhone stolen, sad panda. Anything in particular I should keep in mind when I buy the replacement? Pros and cons of buying new rather than used or refurbished? Any smart ways to foil thieves next time around? Thanks.
posted by pseudostrabismus on May 14, 2012 - 4 answers

What to do when they've stolen your car seats?

Someone broke into my car and stole all the seats! What to do now? [more inside]
posted by Fidel Cashflow on Dec 3, 2011 - 15 answers

Baby you can steal my car

Looking for some advice on how to deal with repeated thefts and vandalism. [more inside]
posted by roboton666 on Nov 16, 2011 - 19 answers

Renters' Insurance Claim - Compass Wanted.

Our family's four bikes were stolen ! BOO ! We have renters insurance, Yay? Do you have any tips for navigating a successful renters insurance claim for bicycles? [more inside]
posted by duckus on Sep 18, 2011 - 7 answers

PayPal scam?

PayPal scam? [more inside]
posted by Eiwalker on Jul 17, 2011 - 10 answers

iPhone was stolen - now what?

Stolen iPhone - no remote "wipe everything" software set up, what can I do, if anything, to protect my privacy? [more inside]
posted by mingodingo on Apr 17, 2011 - 9 answers

Oh woe is me no mobile me :(

I didn't activate mobileme. My iphone was stolen from my bag in a yoga studio change room a few hours ago. Called Rogers to freeze service, called apple, and called police to file report. No one seems to be willing to do anything to track it down. Is there ANY way I can track its whereabouts?
posted by anewnormal on Feb 22, 2011 - 9 answers

Lost bag and insurance cards. Not sure what to do.

Lost or stolen messenger bag with health insurance cards inside (and maybe other important things). Now what? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 10, 2011 - 8 answers

FML

How can I find my Macbook's serial number without the Macbook? [more inside]
posted by anotherkate on Oct 31, 2010 - 6 answers

How to respond to precription theft?

Stolen prescription meds (I assume). Drugstore manager is unconcerned, or he's in on it. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 29, 2010 - 14 answers

How to setup an online database?

I'd like to set up a stolen photo equipment database. Ideally it would be searchable by brand, serial number, model, date, etc. What would be the best way to go about this for someone without technical expertise? No programming skills, limited html knowledge. Ideas are very welcome.
posted by ig on Sep 28, 2010 - 8 answers

Get me my bike back

How can I recover / get reimbursed for my stolen bicycle? [more inside]
posted by KB.Boston_implant.By way of NY on Sep 27, 2010 - 9 answers

How do I solicit money for a friend?

I want to solicit donations with a money raised bar and everything to buy a bike for a good friend who just had her bike stolen. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 20, 2010 - 23 answers

Halp! Someone stole mah truck!

Our truck was stolen from our gated apartment complex. Is the complex at all liable? [more inside]
posted by phox on Aug 24, 2010 - 13 answers

So, how was work last night? Pretty bad.

What kind of protection is there for employees when money goes missing? [more inside]
posted by sambosambo on Jul 17, 2010 - 20 answers

Is there any hope of recovering my stolen iPhone?

Stolen iPhone - what, if anything, can I do with the information that I have? [more inside]
posted by rinosaur on Jun 30, 2010 - 23 answers

Might have bought a stolen camera?

How would you play this? I think a camera I bought (and paid for with Paypal) may be stolen. The sellers name does not match the name of the copyright owner (saved in the camera). I have tracked down the person's name in the same city the camera came from... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 27, 2010 - 14 answers

Thieves who stole my iMac left a trail...

My house was broken into and among other things, I had my iMac stolen, but I was able to get the burglar's IP address... What can I do with this info? [more inside]
posted by mwang1028 on Mar 16, 2010 - 9 answers

The ethics of buying stolen bikes

Help me figure out the ethics of buying stolen bikes (or other stolen things). [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 24, 2009 - 58 answers

To key or not to key

What is the probability that the worst will happen? My girlfriend lost her keys. What are the odds that someone will find all the right places to use these keys? [more inside]
posted by AlliKat75 on Oct 20, 2009 - 16 answers

Waitress lost my phone...now what?

Left my phone at the restaurant/bar after dinner, went back and was told they had it but the waitress had misplaced it. Is there anything I can do? [more inside]
posted by shopefowler on Oct 10, 2009 - 60 answers

Did dude steal a Dell?

Is this computer hot? [more inside]
posted by ChurchHatesTucker on Oct 10, 2009 - 12 answers

How safe/unsecure is the Mail data on my stolen iphone?

Iphone cached data question: How much of my Mail data is cached on the iphone, and how much is fetched each time i connect to the mail app? My phone was stolen so am very concerned about the data that might be left on it, even though the phone itself has been cancelled. [more inside]
posted by kev23f on Oct 7, 2009 - 10 answers

Help me track down stolen laptop please!

Quick! I right at this fleeting moment have remote access to a stolen laptop of mine that had logmein installed. what files can i copy over from it that might hold any type of identifying information? i can see that the thief uses firefox, so are there firefox logfiles that would track what websites he's visited, even his online email account or something along those lines? any other useful files anyone can think of that can help me track this guy down? [more inside]
posted by grammalvsu on Aug 24, 2009 - 22 answers

Reporting lost/stolen birth certificates of minors.

What should I do to report a lost or stolen birth certificate of a minor? [more inside]
posted by magnoliasouth on Aug 13, 2009 - 7 answers

Crazy lady keeps stealing friend's cat

A friend of mine's indoor/outdoor cat, chipped and registered keeps getting stolen by some crazy girl. Seattle PD says they won't handle an indoor/outdoor cat case. [more inside]
posted by crasspastor on Jul 18, 2009 - 49 answers

Buy a new bike wheel or a new bike?

Yet another sad bike story in Chicago. Can you help me find a new wheel or a new bike? [more inside]
posted by smeater44 on May 22, 2009 - 10 answers

Should I report my stolen car stereo to the insurance company?

My car stereo just got stolen - while my car was in my driveway. Should I report it to my insurance company? [more inside]
posted by agentmunroe on May 10, 2009 - 11 answers

Artwork design stolen yet not trademarked.

Somebody stole and is reproducing artwork that I never copyrighted or trademarked. What can I do? Details inside... [more inside]
posted by maalsa on Apr 16, 2009 - 18 answers

"We Are Not Responsible For Lost Or Stolen Valuables." Really?

Do signs that say "We Are Not Responsible for Lost or Stolen Valuables" actually provide any legal protection? [more inside]
posted by hamsterdam on Apr 1, 2009 - 7 answers

Taking the law into my own tiny hands

Laptop stolen, and I have the IP address. What should I do with it? [more inside]
posted by miniminimarket on Mar 30, 2009 - 9 answers

Page: 1 2
Posts