Report: #1184658

Complaint Review: Recipero Ltd.

  • Submitted: Fri, October 24, 2014
  • Updated: Fri, October 24, 2014
  • Reported By: Matthew — SF California
  • Recipero Ltd.


Recipero Ltd. (AKA,,,,,,, is covering up theft reports. Search results don't show devices that have been reported stolen in Recipero's databases that it claims to search. Internet

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Yup, Recipero is efffectively covering up theft reports.  

I've had a few devices stolen and reported the serial numbers to the local police and entered them directly into Recipero's databases, via Recipero's and websites.  Even though the  Immobili[s|z]e sites show them as stolen, when I check the main Recipero website at, it is MIS-REPORTING THEFT STATUS!
When I check Trace, for example or , I get this result:

Trace HAS NO records that indicate the serial number you have checked is associated with an item that has been reported as not being in the hands of the legal owner. [continued below]....


(You can create a (free) account and check for yourself.)

That's for S/N w88090jsyjx or S/N GB015AQLZ3A, which show as reported stolen in my account.

Search results don't show devices that have been reported stolen in Recipero's databases that it claims to search.

To their credit, after I reported this a month ago (23 September 2014), they at least 'fessed up; they confirmed just 2 days later that "The Trace service no longer includes records from Immobilise". They admitted that they needed to update their website to stop claiming that it did.  Yet today, their websites still have terribly deceptive information that leads all their user to the false belief that using the Immobili[s|z]e sites, they can report their losses in a way that will be very visible to anyone looking to avoid trafficking in stolen goods.  For example: ( still says: "To report stolen goods, simply create an account on Trace's sister site" (They say the same thing at, adding "This information is instantly reflected to the police, trade and the buying public via Trace." ). These statements and others are not true however. similarly fibs : "You can check by serial number for any item of property and we will tell you if it's been recorded as stolen on our huge databases of information - all FREE of charge. " This is bullshit!

When one reports a device lost, as I just did, one gets an untrue notice like this:

You have reported your Apple 15 MacBook Pro (Computer) as lost. The details of this loss have been recorded on Trace (America's largest database of stolen goods) and CheckMEND (The international databases of stolen goods used by Law Enforcement, the Second Hand Trade and the Public to identify stolen goods). If the item turns up, don't forget to update your account on Immobilize.


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