Best Buy Employee Caught Perving Out
Perhaps Best Buy should have named its computer diagnostic and repair division Perv Squad. Following April's incident in which one of its Geek Squad technicians was caught videotaping a customer while she showered, a second employee has now been videoed copying porn files from a customer's computer onto his own drive.
The video was captured as part of a sting operation run by the Web site, The Consumerist. The Consumerist set up a PC with software to capture a video log of all on-screen activities. It then dropped off the PC at several different Geek Squad locations and asked for help with simple tasks like installing iTunes. Most technicians performed their duties without any snooping, sometimes even doing it for free at the counter. But one unnamed 'Agent' (as they call themselves) helped himself to personal folders sitting on the desktop. When he discovered they were full of pornographic images and video, he copied the folders onto a USB thumb drive.
The Consumerist ran the sting after an anonymous Geek Squad employee admitted that hunting for nudie pics on the hard drives of customers is a regular practice amongst technicians. When asked to comment on the video, a Best Buy official called it an isolated incident and asked for the name of the Agent in question so he could be fired. The Consumerist refused to name names, claiming that this was not an isolated incident, but proof of a systemic problem.
Either way, it's hilarious, and proof that it's always wise to remove anything you don't want discovered on your PC before taking it in for service -- with Geek Squad or anyone else.
From Boing Boing and The Consumerist