Thursday, June 1, 2006

Can The Geek Squad Be Trusted?!?

Note to self - do your own PC maintenance; trust nobody!

Hat tip to Jeff for this story!

Best Buy definitely has the potential for a major lawsuit here. Possibly even class action if they haven't "Enroned" (sorry Tom) their records of what they did with other hard drives!
Henry Gerbus said Best Buy assured him the computer's old hard drive -- loaded with personal information -- would be destroyed.

"They said rest assured. They drill holes in it so it's useless," said Gerbus.
A few months ago, Gerbus got a phone call from a man in Chicago.

"He said, 'My name is Ed. I just bought your hard drive for $25 at a flea market in Chicago,'"
Thankfully Ed was kind enough to return the drive. (Hey, this isn't our Ed from the Chicago area is it? He's a kind fella...)

Wow! Thanks Best Buy. I won't be recommending you as a quick stop for anyone to take computers any more!


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