Computer Repair Technicians Accused of Copying Customer Files

We all know that it’s possible, but we assume the people who repair our computers don’t do this:

In recent months, allegations of agents copying pornography, music and alluring photos from customers’ computers have circulated on the Internet. Some bloggers now call it the “Peek Squad.”Any attractive young woman who drops off her computer with the Geek Squad should assume that her photos will be looked at,” said Brett Haddock, a former Geek Squad technician.

Just how much are these people paid? And how much money can you make with a few good identity thefts?

Posted on July 26, 2007 at 3:00 PM

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