Are these donated laptops stolen?
Our charity shop has been given some laptops and similar goods as a donation, but I am not too sure of their origin.
Is there a discreet way I can find out independently? RS, NORTH YORKSHIRE
You could try searching CheckMEND, which is an online database for stolen possessions of this ilk.
It isn’t free but its charges are reasonable. See checkmend.com/uk.
This won’t be totally conclusive but might turn up something or otherwise give a degree of reassurance.