Question by sunny side up: computer repair nightmare stories? A privacy thing.?
I have 2 computers that no longer work. I am thinking of having them repaired through a big-name place like Circuit City or Best Buy but I am a little concerned about just handing over my computers that obviously contain all my info/photos/credit card info stored as cookies, etc. Has anyone had any bad experiences with people violating their privacy or stealing your info when you had your computer repaired? I know I sound paranoid but it only takes one idiot to steal my info and cause a lot of problems. If you have had a great experience having a computer reapired, where did you go? Thanks. ***i cannot clean out my cookies b/c neither computer will even turn on***
Answer by MrStockington
There was an incident not too long ago where Best Buy lost a person’s computer with all the private data on it and didn’t tell them that they lost it till 4 months later…who knows who has a copy of the data now.
There is no way to be sure that your private data will not be stolen, the corporation will not inform u even if it is stolen, and there is not much u can do to prove that they were the ones that stole it.
Whenever u ship a Dell back for repairs they will make u remove the hard drive and keep it with you to prevent any private data from being stolen. FYI
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