RECIPERO NEWS & PRESS

Recipero and its portfolio of services generate noteworthy news on a frequent basis, major news and press releases concerning Recipero are listed below.

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Amtel Wireless Minimizes Device Shrink with Recipero's StockWatch

Dallas TX - April 18th, 2016

Amtel LogoAmtel Wireless, T-Mobile's sixth largest dealer network, today announced that Recipero's StockWatch Program has produced a better than expected ROI for the Amtel Loss Prevention Group.

Recipero's StockWatch subscription service enables retailers to monitor their unsold inventory by creating custom alerts from activity from Recipero's global Device Service Bureau. Recipero's Device Service Bureau is the industry's leading provider of stolen and lost device notification, as well as device activation status and history. It manages over 5 million inquires per month from mobile operators, device traders, recyclers, mobile insurance providers and law enforcement agencies.

Amtel's participation in StockWatch creates awareness that their unsold inventory has been published in the Recipero Device Service Bureau, and is being continuously monitored, so cannot be traded or sold. This helps law enforcement to combat in-store theft, organized crime, and local gang activity.

Robert Sanchez, Director of Amtel Operations/Loss Prevention says

"StockWatch has completely changed how we look at mobile device monitoring. It has enabled us to change the culture, to enhance our "perception of control" by allowing us to be able to highlight the various tools we use to monitor and detect for theft. As we plan for future store growth, training new team members about Recipero and StockWatch will become standard operating practice. Knowing that we are actively monitoring each and every IMEI in our system has enabled us to drive home the message - think twice before taking the device. "

DevicesThe StockWatch solution complements Amtel's existing Audit & Compliance program and is an early warning system. It also works to reduce the value to the fraudster in possession of the device, by reducing its value to the second-hand trader. StockWatch can be used in conjunction with and to supplement existing fraud measures of mobile device dealers.

Sanchez added

"Within the first 45 days of subscribing to StockWatch , we recovered a batch of iPhones that had been stolen from inventory. The ROI didn't just stop after the first 45 days, we are still getting information on devices monitored by StockWatch involved in other investigations. A final point, StockWatch has enabled me to broaden my networking base with other professionals that have resulted in employee dishonesty investigations and other contacts with a great team working mindset. It's been a great investment!"

David Dillard, Recipero's Managing Director of the Americas,

"We are excited that Amtel was able to quickly validate the ROI associated with their StockWatch subscription. Together with partners like Amtel, we continue to mitigate against the theft of unsold inventory."

Further information:

Amtel: http://myamtel.com

Recipero StockWatch: Recipero StockWatch

 

Recipero's US Cell Phone Crime Statistics in 2016 so far..

22nd March 2016

2016 has already been a busy year for Recipero resulting in our connected device fraud and theft intelligence solutions producing some very interesting statistics.

A more detailed report will be published at the end of Q1, for now though here are some significant facts you might find interesting.

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Recipero's US Cell Phone Crime Statistics in 2016 so far..

In the first two months of 2016, Recipero provided intelligence on transactions involving over 10 million devices globally.

31% of devices reported stolen were NOT blocked by operators.

The Apple 6, 6s and Samsung S6 were the most stolen phones in the US in the first quarter of this year.

Day 48 is the most likely day after taking out a lease or rental contract that a user of a device will decide to sell it for cash and stop the installment payments.

7% of devices that are blocked when an insurance claim is made for loss or theft are unblocked within 30 days.

5% of devices offered for sale or trade-in at retail were reported as lost or stolen.

4% of accidental damage or breakdown warranty claims were actually made on devices that had been reported as lost or stolen.

$2,100 is the price that a stolen Apple iPhone 6 sells for in some Eastern European countries.

Through our global reach, we have seen US stolen devices turn up in some far-reaching places including; Vietnam, Poland, Denmark, Jamaica, Romania, Spain, Mexico, Italy, South Africa and Colombia.

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Recipero appoint David Dillard to accelerate development and rollout of connected-device intelligence solutions across America

18th March 2016

David DillardRecipero is delighted to announce the appointment of David Dillard as Managing Director - Americas.

David joins Recipero with a reputation for extending mobile technologies across multiple platforms with revolutionary revenue models that cover banking, media, entertainment, real estate, and retail.  Over the past 20 years he has held senior positions at Verizon Wireless, Uni-Mobile, Advertising.com, Point.com, and Sprint PCS.  This experience will assist Recipero’s continued development across enterprise, Government and consumer channels.

Recipero, the connected-device industry's trusted 3rd party, are device-led data experts delivering critical and timely intelligence to the wireless industry, insurance companies, law enforcement and retailers and recyclers. Solutions focus on with fraud prevention, transaction verification, device due-diligence, crime investigation and device ownership registration.

Providing a "clear title" for buyers and sellers of connected-devices, Recipero solutions work to ensure a smooth carrier re-activation experience. Consumers and enterprises have lost confidence in buying or selling a used cell phone due to the growing issue of a device being blacklisted when it has been lost or stolen or has an outstanding contract/lease against it.

Recipero provide connected-device history reports that reveals if a phone, tablet or other mobile device has been lost, stolen or is associated with an unsatisfied lease or contract. 

Recipero has aggregated over over a billion data records over the past 15 years which drives over 5 million inquires per month from law enforcement, consumers and enterprise. Users include Sprint, Vodafone, T-Mobile, Brightstar, Assurant, GameStop, Gazelle and Ingram Micro.

Mark Harman, Group CEO Recipero, said:

"I am delighted to welcome David to our US team. We are excited about continuing our investment into building a carrier-grade team to service many of the US and Americas biggest businesses. David's understanding of the wireless landscape and experience working in and with carriers will be invaluable as we accelerate US growth."

David Dillard, Managing Director - Americas, said:

"I'm joining Recipero at a very exciting time as the connected device industry is starting to wake up to the increasing costs of fraud and crime. Recipero have created a powerful platform that I am looking forwarding to rapidly developing and expanding the footprint of users."

 

Pawnbrokers step up fight against crime with Recipero's CheckMEND

16th March 2016

NPA LogoThe National Pawnbrokers Association (NPA) took another step forward in the fight against crime when it agreed to work closely with Recipero to benefit from and contribute to the Recipero Crime Reduction Ecosystem.

The NPA have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Recipero, to help facilitate provision of our CheckMEND history reporting service – enabling pawnbrokers across the UK to check that items being offered to them have not been reported lost or stolen.

National Pawnbrokers Association Chief Executive, Ray Perry, said:

"This is yet another step by pawnbrokers to help the police to crack down on crime".

"We endorse the ‘Gold Standard’ whereby pawnbrokers check for ID and use UV lights to check for forensic property marking".

"In London, we endorse the ‘Safe Seller’ scheme where pawnbrokers keep clear records so that criminals are kept away from stores. In Scotland, we are working with the police via regular meetings of our Forum to crack down on crime. Across England and Wales, we are working with the Home Office on measures to stamp out crime".

"Now – with our agreement with Recipero – NPA members can use CheckMEND to check whether any items that enter their stores have been reported as stolen".

"All this and more demonstrates clearly that 21st century pawnbroking has a zero tolerance approach towards crime".

Les Gray, Operations Director from Recipero added:

"We are delighted to be working with the NPA and their members to help them trade safely through use of CheckMEND."

"CheckMEND, as part of Recipero's Crime Reduction Ecosystem provides risk mitigation to NPA members and by preventing the trade of stolen goods works to reduce the incentive to steal. Integration with the Police National Mobile Property Register ensures that attempts to trade stolen property are alerted to police and insurers in real-time."

LINKS:

To learn more about the NPA please go to: www.thenpa.com

 

Recipero Crime Reduction Ecosystem services now available on G-Cloud 7 Marketplace

23rd December 2015

Gov.uk logoAs an accredited government supplier Recipero’s intelligence solutions are now available to be procured by public sector agencies on the newly released G-Cloud 7 Digital Marketplace.

Making Recipero solutions available though the G-Cloud 7 Digital Marketplace opens up another route for UK law enforcement and other public bodies to benefit from the Recipero Crime Reduction Ecosystem.

For more detail please contact us or visit the G-Cloud 7 Marketplace.

 

SaferGems' members to benefit from partnership with Recipero's Crime Reduction Ecosystem

04th December 2015

Watches and logosRecipero is pleased to announce its partnership with SaferGems, a service provided by the British Security Industry Association (BSIA).

Focusing initially on jewellery and watch traders, the partnership is set to dramatically improve the benefits of the SaferGems Watch Register service which helps members report and be alerted to lost and stolen items.

The Watch Register is operated by SaferGems, a joint initiative established by the BSIA in partnership with a number of prominent organisations including TH March Insurance Brokers, the National Association of Goldsmiths (NAG) and the British Jewellers’ Association (BJA).

In 2014 alone, over £9m worth of watches was stolen from individuals and jewellery stores, often inadvertently being sold on through the UK's wide network of pawnbrokers and second-hand jewellery traders. Intelligence gathered by SaferGems shows that watches are among the items of personal property most targeted by thieves, with jewellery shops also frequently targeted by ‘smash and grab’ opportunists and organised gangs.

SaferGems are now entering into partnership with Recipero to improve the operational capabilities of the Watch Register. SaferGems' Intelligence Officer, Simon Gardner, comments:

Whilst reviewing the operational needs and costs of providing a fast and easily accessible checking service for Watch Register, it became clear that Recipero's CheckMEND service already provided a very comprehensive service that is well proven in thousands of retail premises nationwide and with a little cooperation could incorporate the Watch Register data that we already hold.

Les Gray, Recipero’s COO said:

We're delighted to be able to incorporate Watch Register into Recipero's Crime Reduction Ecosystem. This represents real value to Safer Gems and their members and of course enhances existing cooperation with UK Police.

Steve Jupp Deputy Chief Constable with the Suffolk Police Force adds:

This collaboration is another positive step forward in assisting the Police service to work more effectively with the business industry, to identify and recover stolen property. The register is an easy to use and efficient way for officers to access information; I know it will assist in the conviction of many offenders to come.

SaferGems members will further benefit through discounted use of Recipero's CheckMEND service. CheckMEND, which forms part of many Police “Safe Seller Scheme” initiatives, enables traders of second-hand items to perform history checks to help mitigate the inherent risks of handling second-hand property.

Simon Gardner concludes:

In the long-term, the Watch Register will help to reduce crimes against the jewellery industry by making it more difficult for thieves to resell stolen watches without getting caught.

Further information:

The British Security Industry Association is the trade association covering all aspects of the professional security industry in the UK. Its members provide over 70% of UK security products and services and adhere to strict quality standards. For more information see www.bsia.co.uk

The SaferGems team, which has links to all the UK police forces; Co-ordinates data from the trade on incidents and suspicious events; Sends alerts to members of the NAG, the BJA and those insured via T H March; Co-ordinates data across police forces to improve identification and conviction of criminals. Learn more at: www.safergems.org.uk

 

Recipero Crime Reduction Ecosystem expands to the Netherlands

24th August 2015

ReciperoXS logo We are pleased to announce that the full Recipero Crime Reduction Ecosystem is now available in the Netherlands. This will allow the public and organizations that buy and sell mobile phones to trade with confidence.

The Recipero Crime Reduction Ecosystem is set for a rapid rollout as part of a joint venture between Recipero and PortingXS. The joint venture named ReciperoXS is already starting to help Dutch customers avoid the costs of handling compromised devices, protecting consumers and business alike from the costs of crime.

The Dutch focus will initially be on:

In the UK and the US, these services have proven to be highly effective in identifying and reducing mobile device crime.

PortingXS headquartered in the Netherlands, is a well respected provider of IT and Telecoms solutions throughout the world. Like Recipero, PortingXS has been established for 15 years and so brings a wealth of experience and connections that will help benefit both existing and new users.

Mark Harman, CEO of Recipero said;

The expansion of our Ecosystem to the Netherlands is a great step for Recipero. The speed of rollout has been testament to the great synergies between Recipero and PortingXS. This has enabled our teams to translate and adapt our solutions to benefit Dutch consumers, businesses and law-enforcement.

Ronald Vlasman, CEO of PortingXS said;

The platform, consisting of valuable information about mobile phones and other electronic devices, will be the link between consumers, retailers, police, insurers, banks and recyclers.

Links to Dutch websites:

ReciperoXS company website (NL)

PortingXS (NL)

Telefooncheck website (NL)

ClaimsCheck website (NL)

Immobilise Property Register website (NL)

Police NMPR website (NL)

 

Recipero Announces Partnership with Carolina West Wireless to Guard Against Theft and Trade of Stolen Devices

19th August 2015

Carolina West Wireless Recipero, a partnering member of Competitive Carriers Association (CCA), has announced that it is collaborating with Carolina West Wireless, the premier wireless carrier serving western North Carolina, to help prevent the trade and sale of stolen smartphones, including Carolina West Wireless devices.

Carolina West Wireless, a CCA carrier member, has signed on to deploy Recipero’s CheckMEND, StockWatch and FraudWatch solutions, part of Recipero’s powerful Crime Reduction Ecosystem that helps detect mobile devices that have been lost or stolen.

The use of Recipero’s CheckMEND solution will help safeguard both customers and employees from criminal activity, StockWatch monitors retail and logistics environments providing early indication inventory theft, while FraudWatch targets the growing problem of contract fraud /credit muling – helping to reduce the personal and commercial impact of crime.

In addition, consumers and law enforcement officials alike will have access to Carolina West Wireless data on lost or stolen devices through Recipero’s CheckMEND and Police NMPR solutions.

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Jack Wraith MBE, appointed as Recipero's UK Government & Regulatory Affairs Adviser

11th May 2015

Jack Wraith MBE We are pleased to welcome Jack Wraith MBE to Recipero as Government and Regulatory Affairs Adviser. As people familiar with the telecoms industry will know, Jack has extensive experience in the area of telecommunications fraud and risk and has held several lead roles most recently as CEO of TUFF (the Telecommunications United Kingdom Fraud Forum).

Jack has also served as Chair of The Mobile Industry Crime Action Forum (MICAF), and former Executive Secretary to the Communications Crime Strategy Group (CCSG). In tandem with these roles Jack has also acted as Chairman to a number of fraud and crime related committees within the UK, including Joint Chairmanship of the ACPO Telecommunications Data Communications Group.

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Recipero partners with CCA to help carriers identify and prevent trade of stolen devices

Denver, CO. – January 28, 2015

CCA logo Recipero are pleased to announce a strategic partnership with the Competitive Carriers Association to help prevent the trade and sale of stolen consumer electronics, including smartphones.

Recipero CheckMEND is the most complete international listing of lost and stolen mobile devices available, comprised of data from major wireless carriers and law-enforcement entities globally. Using the CheckMEND tool, CCA members will have the ability to identify lost or stolen devices and prevent these devices from entering the carrier’s buyback programs.

In addition, CCA can help eliminate trafficking in stolen mobile devices in the U.S. and abroad by submitting the respective identification numbers of all devices that have been reported as lost or stolen into Recipero's CheckMEND database. The CheckMEND database can also be used by consumers and law-enforcement agencies to verify that a pre-owned CCA member smartphone has not been reported lost or stolen.

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Recipero's 2014 Mobile Device Crime Facts and Figures

19th January 2015

2014 was a busy year for Recipero with our customers checking over $4 Billion worth of devices using our solutions.

We have pulled a few more more facts and figures from our Crime Reduction Ecosystem that are summarised in the attached infographic "2014 Mobile Device Crime Facts and Figures”.

Recipero 2014 Mobile Device Crime Facts and Figures

 

FCC issue clear, focused, actionable guidance to tackle phone crime.

8th December 2014

At the FCC’s Technical Advisory Committee meeting on December 4th ( FCC video – view from 39 minutes ) Chairman Wheeler shared what he will be asking industry to do to reduce levels of mobile device theft.

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Recipero NMPR: the No.1 resource for device-led data investigation in law enforcement (video)

3rd October 2014

To help explain why the NMPR (National Mobile Property Register) is so powerful a short video presentation has been created detailing how it provides valuable, actionable intelligence as part of the Recipero Crime Reduction Ecosystem.

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Recipero, mobile device-led data and intelligence specialists, appoint Greg Post as President, North America.

16th July 2014

DENVER, CO. – July 16, 2014 – Recipero is delighted to announce the appointment of Greg Post as President, North America and at the same time the opening of new offices in Denver, Colorado.

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The FCC invite Recipero to contribute to industry workshop on "Prevention of Mobile Device Theft"

17th June 2014

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) have invited Recipero to contribute to the workshop on "Prevention of Mobile Device Theft" in Washington this month alongside other stakeholders such as law-enforcement agencies, manufacturers, retailers and recyclers.

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Recipero Announces Collaboration with Sprint to Help Prevent the Trade and Sale of Stolen Smartphones

20th March 2014

Carrier adds its lost and stolen device data to Recipero’s CheckMEND international stolen-property tool to create a robust device-checking process

WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 20, 2014 – Recipero has announced that it is teaming up with Sprint (NYSE: S) to help prevent the trade and sale of stolen consumer electronics, including Sprint smartphones.

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Recipero launches US CheckMEND Charter to cut cell phone crime

10th January 2014

Recipero, the global experts in device-led data and analytics solutions, today have announced the launch of the US CheckMEND Charter.

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CheckMEND celebrates its 5th Anniversary in the US

11th December 2013

Recipero is proud to be celebrating CheckMEND's 5th year of providing North America's most reputable cell phone and mobile device history checking service.

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Recipero's Report My Loss service now available Nationally

October 2013

We are pleased to announce that Report My Loss has recently been expanded to encompass the whole of the UK. This will help the public and Police more effectively address the issue of recording and repatriating lost property.

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Recipero recieves the prestigious ACPO Secured by Design award

June 2013

Recipero is pleased to announce that it recently received the highly regarded Secured by Design (SBD) Award for its services and products, including the Immobilise National Property Register service & products, plus linked services including the Police NMPR service, CheckMEND and Report My Loss, all of which are aimed a helping identify, investigate and deter crime and associated criminality.

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Sims Recycling Solutions integrates CheckMEND as they expand into Mobile Devices

May 2013

Sims Recycling Solutions, a global leader in electronics reuse and recycling, has announced it that it has expanded its U.S. asset management services to include mobile devices, such as feature phones, smartphones and tablets.

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CheckMEND and GameStop Partner to Strengthen Electronic Trade-in Program

May 2013

CheckMEND the world's leading due diligence service for used consumer electronics today announced it has secured an agreement with GameStop to deploy its software in all GameStop's US stores to identify devices that are not eligible for trade.

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West Midlands Police sign up to Code of Practice to stop sale of stolen goods

January 2013

West Midlands Police are one of the first forces in the country to fully embrace a new code of practice aimed at slamming the door in the face of thieves trying to sell stolen goods.

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Gazelle – Leading USA consumer electronics reseller deploys CheckMEND to help identify fraud

November 2012

Gazelle, one of the USA's leading high-end consumer trade-in sites, today announced it has deployed CheckMEND, a cutting-edge tool, designed to more accurately detect potentially stolen goods, including smart phones, tablets and computers.

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