July 22nd, 2009, 05:46 PM
Shady PC Repair Shops
Saw this on Slashdot... thought it was pretty interesting.
nihil? - You wouldn't know anything about this would you?
When Sky News launched an undercover investigation into PC repair shops, it turned to PC Pro readers for help with identifying rogue traders. As a result, Sky's cameras caught technicians scouring through private photos, stealing passwords and over-charging for basic repairs.
The exercise was simple. Create a simple fault on a laptop, load it with spy software, take it into several repair shops, then sit back and see what happened. Would they arrive at the same diagnosis and charge us a fair price to fix it?
\"Those of us that had been up all night were in no mood for coffee and donuts, we wanted strong drink.\"
July 23rd, 2009, 08:50 AM
I always figured it had the potential to be a shady business and I've heard the stories from geek squad tech (best buy) about what goes on, but I'm a bit suprised to see the across the board consistency for ripping people off and invading privacy.
July 23rd, 2009, 01:52 PM
Zorolord;949588]Nihil cannot commment at the moment as he currently been detained At Her Majesty's pleasure http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/At_Her_...7;27s_Pleasure
It doesn't suprise this sort of behaviour exists it's too temping for these smalls shop to gain etc revenue. Also how to do you think paedophiles and other criminals are caught, they don't clear the hard drive which is a good thing (and someone goes around snopping), and then get put away like Gary Queer Glitter.
July 23rd, 2009, 03:15 PM
this is been going on with car repair for ages. The only difference is less dirt under their fingernails
July 23rd, 2009, 06:35 PM
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