LostnScanned© - A Digital Retrieval System for Life's Valuables - Launches

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New technology startup brings ‘Lost & Found’ into the digital age by allowing ‘Finders’ to scan lost items via QR technology.

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It’s our belief that Good Samaratians just need to be empowered and that the convenience and intuitive nature of LostnScanned© will drive people to return lost goods to their owners.

Losing one’s prized possessions is extremely frustrating and often times financially damaging. Until today’s launch of LostnScanned©, a Chicago-based startup that is bringing the lost and found system into the digital age, lost items were nearly impossible to reclaim. A new digital retrieval system, LostnScanned© has developed a way for lost valuables to be returned when forgotten, lost or stolen, whether luggage, a cell phone or even a lost dog. With a little help from a Good Samaritan, QR Code technology links lost items through a unique tag to an online profile where direct 1:1 communication between the owner and the finder can take place.

LostnScanned© tags, priced at $17.95 each, are ideal for luggage when traveling, for pets, children’s items brought to school, key chains, laptop and tablet cases, or any other valuable that can be misplaced, lost, or stolen. LostnScanned© is easy to use through any smart phone or computer utilizing the customized QR codes or unique ID numbers that accompany each tag.

“As pet owners and animal lovers, Cynthia and I found that traditional methods of returning lost pets didn’t satisfy the need for pet security nationwide,” said Co-Founder Randi Ertz. “It’s our belief that Good Samaratians just need to be empowered and that the convenience and intuitive nature of LostnScanned© will drive people to return lost goods to their owners."

LostnScanned© is the brainchild of co-owners Randi Ertz and Cynthia Ruen who self-funded the business and kickstarted development in late 2012. The business is established on the foundation that lost items remain lost because Good Samaritans have not been provided a tool for returning valuables when found. This belief is supported by stories hitting the media every day such as the Veteran Administration officer that returned the $690 Million dollar mistaken check to the government and the Vegas cab driver who returned $222K to the owner.

For more information on LostnScanned© and for a new way to retrieve your lost items, visit at http://www.lostnscanned.com for more information!

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