[Chugalug] Pawn Shop PC's
chevyiinova at bellsouth.net
Tue Nov 6 04:40:51 UTC 2012
according to the CCCCC...
I'm not even supposed to view the personal information I have found on so many
of the computers I've acquired from thrift stores and yardsales as part of my
computer collecting hobby.
From: JonathanCalloway <jonathancalloway at gmail.com>
To: Chattanooga Unix Gnu Android Linux Users Group <chugalug at chugalug.org>
Sent: Mon, November 5, 2012 4:04:10 PM
Subject: [Chugalug] Pawn Shop PC's
I found the Mac I've been wanting at a Pawn shop this weekend, and got a great
deal on it. However, I noticed that the much of the previous owner's data was
still on it. It made me wonder how many PC's (and Macs) get sold at pawn shops
with personal data on them.
While I understand there is a chance that it may have been stolen (I've heard
that one already!), is it possible that pawn shops regularly perform fresh
Windows installs, or even wipes on PC's, but they just dind't know what to do
with this Mac?
I wonder how many identities are stolen in pawn shops. . . What do you think?
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