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Undercover cameras catch PC repair scams

Barence (1228440) writes | about 5 years ago

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Barence writes "With help from readers of PC Pro, Sky News in the UK launched an undercover investigation into rogue PC repair shops. As a result, Sky's cameras caught technicians scouring through private photos, stealing passwords and over-charging for basic repairs. It was a simple enough job: "To create the fault, we simply loosened one of the memory chips so Windows wouldn't load. To get things working again, one needs only push the chip back into the slot and reboot the machine. Any half-way competent engineers should fix it in minutes." But these technicians had other ideas, stealing photos and documents, as well as login details for email and bank accounts. The eye-opening story is currently running on UK TV, and this PC Pro article has the full report."
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