You should really use Lock Your Mac; Erase Your Mac is only really useful if you have unsecured private data you want to delete. It’s better just to set up FileVault before your Mac goes missing.
How can I tell if my MacBook is stolen by serial number?
Apple does not keep track of stolen Apple products. Decode Mac Serial Number, I don’t believe this will tell you if it has been stolen. Apple does not maintain a list of stolen products. You can call your local police to determine if the item is on the national hot list.
How do you check if an Apple product is stolen?
Get the IMEI number. Every iPhone has a unique IMEI number that cell carriers use to identify the phone. It’s like the serial number, except it uses only numbers instead of numbers and letters. If you get the IMEI number of the used iPhone you plan to buy, you can scan it to make sure the phone isn’t reported as stolen …
Can a stolen MacBook be tracked?
You can still track your device’s location while it’s locked as long as it’s connected to the internet. If it’s offline, the actions take effect the next time your Mac is online. Report your lost or stolen Mac to local law enforcement. Law enforcement might request the serial number of your Mac.
Is my MacBook pro stolen?
You can tell whether a MacBook is stolen or not by checking if the serial number on its back lid is the same as the one in About this Mac. Or contact Apple with its serial number to see if it was reported stolen. Activation Lock is disabled, it means that the MacBook is not stolen.
Can a MacBook be blacklisted?
Blacklisting only applies to cellular devices. Macs as such cannot be blacklisted. There is no international database for stolen Apple products, so no possible way to know.
Does Apple track stolen serial numbers?
However, Apple does not maintain a serial number database in order to report a stolen device. They will provide some information to local police if requested under subpoena.
What do thieves do with stolen Macbooks?
Immediately sold to the highest bidder
Once your laptop gets stolen, thieves will want to get rid of it as quickly as possible. They might sell it right out on the street to anybody willing to pay—money and the risk—for a suspiciously cheap laptop.
Can you track a Mac by serial number?
No, you can’t locate it using the serial # at all. Find My Mac is the only Apple service that can help to track or locate a lost Mac.
How can I check if a serial number is stolen?
Step 1. Contact your local police department. Tell them you’re suspicious that someone may be selling stolen property. Provide the officer with the serial number so that he can check the stolen property database for a match.
Can I check if a laptop is stolen?
Using the laptop’s serial number, check with online theft registries or local police to see if the machine has been reported stolen. Request a test drive of the laptop. Connect it to the Internet.
How do you check if electronics are stolen?
How can I tell if a device has been reported lost/stolen? Query the GSMA Device Check™ service by entering the device’s electronic serial number (IMEI, MEID or ESN).