Every time you encounter consumer electronics you are at risk of theft or fraud. Identifying and avoiding those risks are key issues for many organizations including; recyclers, insurers, service providers, retailers, logistics and finance companies, repair shops, warranty providers, and law enforcement.
CheckMEND from Recipero provides unrivalled access to the world’s most comprehensive database of loss and theft reports, insurance claims and other records affecting legal title of mobile devices.
Cellphones are a massive part of the consumer electronics space, so we check IMEI loss and theft reports from over 95 network operators globally. CDMA devices are still a huge part of the US market so we check CDMA ESNs at the same time. We check police crime reports from law enforcement agencies in the US and UK. Insurers retain title to devices when they settle a claim, lease purchase agreements and carrier contracts also impact legal title so we check those as well. CheckMEND is answering the questions:
CheckMEND answers these questions for cellphones, laptops, tablets, GPS, games consoles and all types of serial numbered devices.
For many users who are handling large volumes in a fast-moving environment the status of a device as shown by CheckMEND can change during the period they hold it. This can occur if a theft takes time to be reported to police or a carrier is slow in effecting a service block.
To address this we provide a supplemental service to CheckMEND which indicates when the status of a device that has previously been shown as “green” turns “red”. This is especially valuable to recyclers and reverse logistics providers so they can:
Data for GSM devices comes directly from networks and also from the GSM network operators' trade association. Police data comes direct to us from law enforcement agencies.
Insurance and lease data comes from corporations sharing their data in order to prevent insurance and finance fraud. Other data about ownership, loss and theft comes from a variety of services that Recipero provide to retailers, traders and the public.
“ Working with CheckMEND, we have further enhanced our process, and we are already reaping the benefits of the service in our stores and our state of the art refurbishment center. ” - Joe Gorman, Vice President of Mobile at GameStop