Absolute Cracks Down on IT Imposter

This laptop was one of four machines recovered by Absolute after a mass on-campus theft. Posing as a prospective student, a rather crafty thief arranged a campus tour. He expressed particular interest in computer science, and requested a visit to the school’s IT department. This visit gave him just enough time to scope out the building – including a storage room that housed several tempting laptops. The following night, the suspicious student-to-be made his move, breaking into the store room and taking an armful of computers with him.

Less than impressed by the shady scholar, Absolute was able to identify this unauthorized user by deploying a number of forensic tools on the stolen laptop. This intel was passed over to police, who had all of the details necessary to serve a search warrant on the user’s home. Our thief was met at the door by impatient officers – at which time he decided it was best to cooperate and hand over the stolen machines. Meanwhile, police decided it was best to charge him with 10 counts of felony.

Indictments and criminal complaints are unproven accusations and the accused in all cases are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Absolute provides persistent endpoint security and data risk management solutions for computers, tablets, and smartphones. Our customers rely on us to provide them with a unique and trusted layer of security so they can manage mobility while remaining firmly in control. By providing them with a persistent connection to all of their devices, our customers can secure endpoints, assess risk, and respond appropriately to security incidents.


  1. Iam a veteran service officer,It is really important that the information is safe

  2. This is for Pat VanBedder, yes, there is a way, you can make a test call like you do when installation of lojack if finished. You may have purchased with it already installed. You open up lojack and look it over and I am sure yo can find it. Good luck if you have not already found out how to getter done.

  3. Good Going Absolute, Thanks for working Hard to keep our ‘Puters safe

  4. I’m glad that I have Lojack on my laptop. I like being able to hear from others who are also impressed with your services. I’m glad to hear you caught the thief who tried to steal the laptops. Thank you for all your hard work that you all continually do. Keep up the good work!

  5. I am glad that LoJack was able to recover all the laptops. Good work!!!!

  6. And that’s what he gets for stealing computers i hope he has a long prison time

  7. Hi Denise!

    If you need to report a theft you can always call in to our Support line. The number is 1.866.545.0063 x2 for Recovery.

    Recovery Services
    Absolute Software

  8. without my laptop what number do I call after 911?

  9. Awesome work I am glad you were on the Job and the stolen LapTops were recovered Great Job Keep up the Good work Im glad I am equiped with LoJack on my computers


  10. Good job i feel alot better knowing it works.

  11. This is very cool! Great Work everyone! I am currently gong to college for Computer and Digital Forensics, will there be any openings in the future?

  12. thanks for a job well done

  13. Is there a way to test to see if my LoJack is working?

    • Hi Pat – LoJack for Laptops automatically contacts our Monitoring Center periodically. To see when LoJack for Laptops last called into Absolute, simply hover your mouse over the system tray icon. If it hasn’t called in within the last 48 hours, and you know that your computer has connected to the internet, you can perform a test call. Right click on the system tray icon to perform a test call or log in to your LoJack for Laptops account at http://www.lojackforlaptops.com/login .

  14. Great job! It is a good feeling and great comfort in knowing that Lojack really works and is always there with me whenever I take my laptop outside of my home and the unexpected happens.
    Keep up the good work all you people at Lojack for Laptops.

  15. Glad to hear about the recovery of IT’ computers ! Nice to know how well LoJack really works … That is comforting new’s !