Best Buy+Fix PC+New HDD=BAD!
So what has the Geek Squad been up to. This story makes you wonder. So if you ever need to take your computer to Best Buy or any other place to upgrade your hard drive and make sure that you and only you have the old one.
Drive over it with the car, shoot it senseless, see what is really inside … whatever you do, NEVER EVER let “them” keep it.
A year ago, Henry and Roma Gerbus took their computer to Best Buy in Springfield Township to have its hard drive replaced.
Henry Gerbus said Best Buy assured him the computer’s old hard drive — loaded with personal information — would be destroyed.
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,'” said Gerbus. “I thought my world was coming down.”
A total stranger had access to the couple’s personal information, including Social Security numbers, bank statements and investment records.