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Are Best Buy Geek Squad Guys FBI Spies?

Discussion in 'Coffee Shack (Daily News/Economy)' started by searcher, Jan 9, 2017.



  1. searcher

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    Privacy fears as it's revealed the FBI pays Best Buy Geek Squad workers $500 'reward' to snoop through customers computers during repairs to find evidence of child pornography
    • Mark Rettenmaier was indicted on child pornography charges in November 2014
    • FBI agents found 'hundreds' of images on his laptop, hard drives, and iPhone
    • But the picture that launched the investigation was found by a Best Buy 'Geek Squad' technician after Rettenmaier took his PC to the store to be repaired
    • The technician, John Westphal, said he 'accidentally' found the pornography
    • Rettenmaier's lawyer claims 'Geek Squad' staff searched his client's computer unlawfully, and that at least three technicians were working as FBI informants


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4102194/Best-Buy-Geek-Squad-technicians-accused-working-FBI.html#ixzz4VHg6jhru
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  2. gringott

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    I can't confirm they are FBI spies, however, I can confirm they are morons and only a moron would use them.
     
  3. Usury

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    Hmmm....it sure would be easy for an "informant" to plant a pic to get that reward, huh?
     
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    our tax dollars at work, yet again against us...

    child porn, fine... but who's not telling you what other "personal info" they're charged to look for...
     
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    Gee, $500 a pop!

    I'd be for looking online for child porn to put on customer's computers at that price!
     
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    Exactly my point...
     
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    Anyone who has illegal stuff or even just highly personal stuff on their PC and takes it to any store for service, geek squad or otherwise, is just asking for it to be discovered. Almost all those people are at the least, "lookie Lou's". It's the voyeur effect, never know what ya might find and many can't resist the temptation.
     
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    This makes me think, could they be looking for us statckers too? The old confiscate our stacks conspiracy comes to mind.
     
  9. Professur

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    It was common for me to scan the browser history and cookies of customer computers looking for the source of troubles. I'd tell them I advance, and they were present when I did it. I expect 'discovered' materiel found without consent, evidence control and with a blind bounty offered ... would be a gift to any defense lawyer.
     
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    There's probably some fine print in the geek squad terms and conditions of service...
     
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