Lets say that you didn't know somebody who claimed insurance on their laptop, telling the company that it was stolen when it's really still at the person you don't knows house, lets say that that persons been using it, connecting to the interweb after committing insurance fraud and has gotten away with it for the better part of a year. Now lets say that that person wishes to sell their laptop, and might be wandering the following.
If they were to sell the laptop to somebody, and that somebody was to take it to a shop to be fixed up or whatever, could the shop find out that the laptop was stolen?
If memory serves, they track them through a number in the BIOS? Or something along those lines
of course the insurance company couldn't care less if they've not bothered investigating thus far, but still