Found a lost item? Enter FiT ID to start a return.

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What is Found in Town? 

FOUND IN TOWN (FiT) is a universal, web-based lost and found service fueled by branded lost device recovery tags. FiT’s lost device recovery service (LDRS) simplifies the process of returning a lost item to its owner, using anonymous, serialized FiT ID numbers and a simple, online instant messaging portal.

How does it work?
1. Users activate their FiT ID numbers at foundintown.com by providing basic account and contact information.
2. Activated FiT tags are then placed on the user’s personal belongings, such as keys, wallets, and mobile phones.
3. When a tagged item goes missing, the finder can enter the FiT ID at foundintown.com to anonymously and instantly contact the item’s owner and facilitate its return.

What if I find a lost item with a FiT ID on it?
Enter the item’s FiT ID at the top of this page, and drop it off at the lost and found of a trusted business nearby. Advise in your message to the owner where the item is located, for example: “Your phone was returned to the front desk in the hotel,” or “I found your keys, they have been turned in at the 7-11 on Halsted”.

Does the finder get my email address and name when they enter my FiT ID?
No. The finder receives no information about you whatsoever. The FiT ID acts as an anonymous ID to be used to contact you. The finder provides information regarding your lost item’s whereabouts anonymously, or can offer his/her contact information if so desired. We encourage all found items to be returned in safe, public places.

Is it just in Chicago?
No. FiT’s LDRS can be used by anyone, anywhere, with access to the internet.

Can I have more than one FiT ID?
Yes. Users may activate multiple FiT IDs to the same email address.

I’ve lost my marbles. Can FiT help?
Not yet, but we’re working on it!

Our Team

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Zach Haller

Founder, Finder

Born and raised in the Twin Cities suburbs, Zach graduated from UW – Madison in 2006 and went on to launch Found in Town while living in Chicago working as an immigration paralegal and fitness instructor. He is a 2013 Start-up Leadership Program Fellow and enjoys music, travel, puns, and breakfast.

 

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Ryland Ferguson

Co-Founder, Operations

Raised in Grand Rapids, MI, Ryland graduated from the University of Michigan in 2004 and caught the entrepreneurship bug upon graduation. He has extensive experience in sales, business development, and marketing honed while working at successful startups in Ann Arbor and Chicago. He enjoys running, reading, cooking and seeing 80s rock stars perform well past their prime.

 

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Jeremy Milway

Co-Founder, Finance

British born Jeremy graduated from Aston University UK in 2003 and worked in London until emigrating to Chicago in 2010. Has worked for many fortune 500 companies in finance roles, now in the Chicago startup community, and is eager to help Found in Town realize its potential. He likes comedy, Italian food and soccer.