We at ecoATM are always looking at ways to improve our collaboration with law enforcement and identify opportunities to enhance our processes and technology. Read what officers and news sources are saying about how we’ve made a difference while partnering with police, legislators, and technology leaders to improve cell phone safety and combat mobile device theft.
A Model Partnership Between Law Enforcement and ecoATM Brings Thieves To Justice
From our headquarters in San Diego, ecoATM staff view
an image in real time of a suspicious individual at one of
our kiosks in Everett, Washington.
The person in question attempts to cash in on a cell
phone; immediately, ecoATM staff contact the Everett
Police Department, attaching the image of the individual.
The suspect is later arrested for trafficking in stolen
Throughout the country — in cities like Sacramento
and San Antonio, Seattle and Spokane, and Dekalb
County, Georgia — the story is the same: Police, working
in partnership with ecoATM, are able to identify and apprehend
We operate over 2,000 kiosks in 42 states. These crime
sprees, and others throughout the state and country,
might have remained unsolved were it not for two factors:
"It's great getting the State DL/ID required by seller at time of transaction along with the actual live photo of the subject at the kiosk; this allows us to prove who is conducting the transaction. Love that the fingerprint is required in case identity of the subject at the kiosk is in question; we have a viable print to compare to a subject if needed."
Detective Trisha Walker, Arlington, TX Police Department
State DL/ID required by seller at time of transaction