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Imagine this: On a dreary Monday morning you board the train into work
with your laptop for the start of yet another long work week. As the
train pulls into your station you sleepily stand up and dash out the
door for the platform along with dozens of other commuters. But wait!
You're missing something. You forgot your laptop on the train! You
rush back inside the train before the doors close and look frantically
under your seat. But your briefcase with your laptop is nowhere to be

This situation is more prevalent than you may think. In 2003 there
were more than 600,000 laptops stolen (Safeware Insurance, 2003
report). That's more than 1,640 laptops stolen every single day.And to
compound the problem, even if the police were to find the thief and
recover your laptop, they have almost no idea who owns it or how to
get it back to you! Why? Because you never wrote down the serial
numbers and the paperwork accompanying it is long gone. You filed a
police report, but with no serial number to report, your laptop could
be stored away in some police evidence room with thousands of others
just like it across the state or across the country, never to be
returned to you again.

That's where comes in. Our website was established by
Police Officers to assist consumers, college students and business
owners retrieve lost or stolen valuables. The website is a powerful
database that members can use to register their personal property. Any
descriptive information can be entered into the database including
make, model, color, serial number and any thing else you can think of.
You can even upload photographs of your items.

But along with the other great advantages of being a member, there are
two fantastic features about
=B7    Once your items are registered, if they are ever stolen or lost you
have all the information you need to give to police. Your descriptive
information about the item has been stored in our secure database.
=B7    But here is the best part: When your item is recovered by police
across the state or across the globe, they only have to log onto one
simple-to-use website to search for its owner. They just enter the
serial number or description of your laptop, iPod, DVD player or other
valuable, and the item's description and the email address that you
entered when you first registered is there for them to contact you!

Your valuable item won't be sitting in some far away evidence room,
because the police now know who the owner is, and they have an easy
way to get in touch with you. It's as simple as that! Your property is
returned and there's no need to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars
to replace it.

And best of all, is FREE to use; free for consumers,
college students and business owners, and free for all law enforcement
personnel. There is never any charge to use our service.

What are some of the other benefits of how gets your
valuables back to you?
=B7 There's no need to spend your hard earned money to replace lost or
stolen valuables
=B7 There's no need to fill out time-consuming insurance claim forms
=B7 No insurance claim means lower premiums
=B7 Your irreplaceable items (data in your laptop, photographs in your
digital camera) have a better chance of being returned to you
=B7 You, the victim of a crime, can now assist the police in a
successful prosecution of the thief
=B7 Police won't waste precious time trying to find the owner of
recovered merchandise, freeing up time for crime fighting
=B7 Your member information can be accessed by you from any internet-
accessible computer across the globe
=B7 Police only have to search one powerful database for owner
information when they recover lost or stolen goods

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