So your Asset has been stolen?
You've worked hard your whole life, and now you're enjoying the benefits of your labor. You have some toys and you enjoy them.
And now something is gone. Someone decided they wanted your stuff and didn't want to work for it, took something of yours, and took off.
Here are some tips on how to handle the situation:
5 tips on how to handle the theft of your Asset:
- Call the police and report the theft - give them as many details as you can about the asset, whether it's an electric bike, an ATV, a cargo trailer, a vehicle or motorcycle, or any other asset you own, and the theft. Your insurance carrier will need the police report.
- Get in touch with your agent immediately after you make the report, if you don't expect to get your asset back. The sooner you report the loss, the sooner you'll be reimbursed. They will need the police report, images of the asset, the value of the asset, etc.
- If you don't get your asset back that day, check your local pawn shops, if it's small enough to pawn (like a bicycle would be).
- Watch Craigslist or your local "for sale" classifieds for an ad posting it for sale.
- Post on social media IMMEDIATELY - you never know who might know your thief! It has been proven time and time again that social media is an effective way of getting the word out and retrieving stolen goods.
- Keep in touch with your agent about the claim. If you get your asset back, cancel the claim immediately so you it doesn't count against you.
- My favorite Insurance Agent is Tegan Peck of Farm Bureau Insurance here in Utah. We use her for everything, and she comes through. Amazing service!
Or you can track your assets using GPS Satellite Positioning.
It's even possible to get your ATV, trailer, EBike, motorcycle, etc. back the same day.
Install one of our tiny, battery powered GPS trackers in or on your asset and set it up to alert if it leaves a certain area or is moving when it's not supposed to be. You'll be able to track it to wherever it ends up.
With the police of course! NEVER GO ALONE AND ALWAYS BE SAFE.