AUTOMATED, PAPERLESS REPORTING OF PAWN AND SECONDHAND TRANSACTIONS
FINDERpawn is FINDER’s web-based application for Pawn Shops, Secondhand Dealers, and Scrap Metal Recyclers to report transactions to the law enforcement agency of jurisdiction. This system currently handles pawn, secondhand, and scrap metal reporting for over 2,000 shops in more than 45 jurisdictions. No third-party private entity can access the information in the FINDERpawn system. Shops without an electronic point-of-sale system can create tickets directly in FINDERpawn which are exported to FINDER where they can be searched by law enforcement personnel at participating agencies. Shops that have an existing point-of-sale system can generate a file to upload daily which is then picked up by FINDERpawn and transferred to FINDER. There is no cost for businesses to use FINDERpawn if they report to an agency that participates in FINDER. During a two-year period, over 40 million transactions were reported to FINDERpawn.