How It Works: Lost and Found

When you lose an item, or find an item and you'd like to find the owner, the SU Just Kidding Lost and Found provides the tools to help you get the right item to the right owner.

Checking Lost and Found

When you lose or find an item, always first check the current Lost and Found items to see if someone has already posted a description. You can view lost and found items under the Browse Lost Items and Browse Find Items tabs, respectively.

Posting a Description

When you lose or find an item, always first check the current Lost and Found items to see if someone has already posted a description. If you do not find a matching description, you can post your own. When posting a description, you can select if you or found them item, provide a text description, upload images, and optionally provide an approximate location of where you found it.

Making a Claim

If any of the existing descriptions match your item then you can make a claim on that item, using the Make Claim button. You must supply a short motivation in your claim, explaining why you believe this is your item. The poster will be notified via email, and will then either approve or reject your claim. Additionally, images posted on found items are hidden from everyone except the poster to avoid exploitation. If you make a claim and the poster believes you are indeed the owner, they can reveal the images to you. All this can be done from the My Claims tab.