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Old 03-31-2017   #16 (permalink)
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Update to the stolen laptop saga:

just today we got notification through the "findmyiphone" app that the computer was finally connected to wifi. At that time it was immediately locked & wiped (as per the options available to us on the app), plus we added a message on the screen that it was stolen and the location was being sent to police (it wasn't, as I have no idea how to contact the police there, lol). We could even google map the location right down to the building and it appears to be tracking from inside (or near) a school in Puerto Vallarta!!! (called Centro de Computacíon Empresarial de Autlan S.C.)...so that's about 2,000 kilometers away! So we're not sure if the original thief is now in Puerto Vallarta or if he sold it to someone or if it's some sort of crime ring, lol. Do the narcos from Vallarta vacation in Progreso?! lol
A short time later it went offline, but as soon as it goes up again I'll send another annoying message & lock it again. If I can't enjoy my MacBook than no one else can, right?! Now I have to spend over a thousand dollars to replace it which really pisses me off...that's more than the cost of airfare!
Anyone have any police connections that want to help me communicate with them?
That's so frustrating. Can't you completely and permanently disable it via findmyiphone? I thought that was an option but I really won't know since I haven't had to use it....
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That's so frustrating. Can't you completely and permanently disable it via findmyiphone? I thought that was an option but I really won't know since I haven't had to use it....
We have locked it, however apparently you can get around it if you're good with computers. But we were able to erase it, so at least my info is not there for them. Plus I already changed all my passwords. I will continue to lock it every time I'm notified it's connected to the internet.
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That is such a pain in the ass for you. Sorry.
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Great report! Thanks so much for taking the time.


One day maybe I will actually go somewhere else besides the coastal areas on my Mexico trips....

That sucks about the break-in and thefts. Never fun when stuff like that happens on vacations. That IS weird it ended up in PV. Maybe some Robin Hood type thieves that rob the 'rich' and give to the poor (students)
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