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Zippy the Wonderslug
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Default Stolen device and requesting some intelligent advice

Heya everyone!


So I had a house theft where my Nexus 10 tablet was stolen.

I had Prey installed, but stupid me, disabled this from the Task Manager thingy thinking that it was eating up the battery, along with the GPS location option.

So both of those were not active at the time of the robbery.

I can go to the Google Play Store and see that it's being used every day, but it can't locate where it might be.

Two months had passed since then where suddenly I saw someone using my Pandora account and even entered in her real name.

After a simple Google search, I found her, including her address, and told a detective about this.

He stopped by to see her and she gave a good explanation, stating she no longer had it anymore.

The last time she used Pandora was the same day the detective was there.

I emailed Pandora if I could get an exact time stamp on the last song that was played and I'm waiting to hear from them.

I have a replacement tablet, another Nexus 10.

I can go online and ring the stolen device, lock it, or even erase it.

The tablet is still in my name even though it's gone.

Is there anything extremely smart I can do with this situation?

Thanks ahead.

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Since you are getting a replacement tablet, there is no need to get the original back. However, you might want to wipe it (as you stated you could) so nobody can use your Google account or take advantage of any personal info.

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Change your passwords to those accounts you had on your stolen tablet.

Examples of accounts: Google, email(s), Pandora and all others which have a password.
If you had confidential information like your credit card number, etc, you might also wish to get them changed.

You should go online and disable your stolen device - erase and lock it.
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Get over it bro. Buy a new one
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