Devices that you buy or sell could inadvertently help identi...

Discussion in ' News Discussion' started by MacBytes, Jan 15, 2004.

  1. macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003
  2. macrumors G4


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    Oh dear! Resellers should be more careful...

    Hearing this made me cringe. I would hate to be in the situation the article writer was in, needing to buy a new modem, only to find out that the one he got was refurbished AND uninitialized. Resellers need to make an effort at preventing this from happening otherwise innocent folks could be accused of identity theft.
  3. macrumors 6502

    Feb 4, 2003
    San Diego, California
    that gave me the chills too...
  4. macrumors G5


    May 2, 2002
    I'm in the US, but my DSL provider was SO bad that when I cancelled my service and returned their router to them, I made SURE I wiped it first.

    Guess I'm naturally paranoid :)

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