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Stolen Goods Overview
Theft and stolen goods is part of our every day lives of modern society. No matter what we do, nor how hard we work, there is always someone out there who doesn't want to work and is willing to take from another out of laziness, greed, compulsion or all of the above. Stolen Lost Found Online is dedicated to doing our part by providing stolen goods information and hopefully slowing theft rate and crime altogether.
Alright, everybody loves a great deal right? It not only feels good to score a sweet deal, but it also follows the financial golden rule of saving money. It may seem like a good idea at the time, but it is possible to go too far in the quest to save money. If you are described as frugal then you may have purchased goods from online sources such as Craigslist or Ebay at questionably low prices on more than one occasion, sometimes maybe even from a questionable source. It's alright if some of the goods purchased "fell off the back of a truck" right? Wrong, this is what is called stolen goods and possession of stolen goods is illegal.
It doesn't matter if you knew items purchased were stolen goods or not. If you are found in possession of stolen goods they will be confiscated and you can could even face possession of stolen goods charges.
If you have had something stolen from you don't give up hope, Stolen Lost Found Online is here to help! We provide this stolen goods information, the free Stolen Goods Database and consumer protection tips to help you in your time of need and get your stolen goods back.
Tips To Avoid Purchasing Stolen Goods
Run an inquiry on Stolen Lost Found Online and/or one of the other online stolen property databases to see if an item of interest has been reported as stolen goods. On Stolen Lost Found Online, as well as other online stolen property databases, a user can list important information such as serial number, a detailed description and even photos of stolen goods. Although there is no guarantee that the owner reported the stolen goods online, it is always a good first step in investigating a "too good to be true" deal.
Avoid purchasing "hot item" stolen goods from strangers. A "hot item" is stolen goods that are sold much more ofter than others. Learn what items these are and avoid buying them online. A few examples of commonly sold stolen goods are high-end liquor, Blu-ray movie discs and Dyson vacuums. The National Retail Federation recommends buying items such as these from authorized and established retailers only.
When in doubt, follow mom's wise advise "if it seems too good to be true, it is," and walk away. Always trust your gut instinct, if you sense red flags, suspicious behavior, questionable stories or just have a bad feeling about a deal, don't take a chance. It's better to spend a extra and get what you paid for.
Purchase Stolen Goods Legally
So you can't quite shake your deep love of a serious discount? Well, there are ways to get great deals on stolen goods legally! There are businesses that specialize in selling or auctioning stolen goods or confiscated goods. One such example is PropertyRoom.com, a police auction website founded in 1999 that specializes in the service of selling stolen goods.
How To File A Stolen Property Police Report
The first step in any occurrence of theft is to report the incident to the police immediately. This helps you recover the stolen item if it gets confiscated and helps with an insurance claim process on the account an official police report is required to file a claim.
Here are the general steps to file a police report:
- Call the non-emergency phone number for the local police station or law enforcement agency where the item was stolen.
- Obtain the physical address and go to the police station or law enforcement agency.
- Once there, go to the stolen property department if applicable.
- While creating a stolen property police report it's important to provide the theft detective or clerk with as many details as possible, especially the item's serial number, any identifying marks or stickers. Also include when, where and how the item was stolen.
- Once you have completed the report, be sure to obtain a copy and retain it for follow-up and recovery.
It's important to file a police report for theft, no matter how big, small or valuable the stolen item is, because it helps the police know a thief's (or thieves) M.O. and to control theft by using crime data to increase patrol in areas with a high or rising crime rate. Sometimes an area's theft rate can skyrocket because people don't report theft incidents because the stolen item isn't of high monetary value. This is called petty theft and is how a petty thief can continue stealing because the police are not made aware of their activity.
How To Report A Stolen Property Online
Get the world on your case! Here are the steps to create an online Stolen Property report for free:
- If not yet registered, click the "Register" link at the top right-hand side of the page or click the "Report" button at page top.
- Enter your information and click the "Register" button.
- Open the email account used for registration, open the verification email and click the link in the email body or copy and paste it in your browser address bar and press the "Enter" or "Return" key.
- Log in to the Stolen Lost Found Online website
- Click the "Report" link in the main navigation bar or the "Report" button at page top.
- Select the appropriate category.
- Select the appropriate sub-category.
- Select to post as Stolen.
- Enter as much information about the Stolen Property as possible - the make, model and serial number are especially important. Also helpful are any identifying marks and photos if available.
- Click the "Submit" button.
That's it. Once the Stolen Property report is submitted it will post on Stolen Lost Found Online immediately and will appear on the search engines within a day. By reporting online you literally make a world of difference for recovering your Stolen Property, long into the future.
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Stolen Goods Conclusion
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