GeekSquad Got Caught Scamming





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Published on Sep 3, 2009

TV reporters rigged up a computer failure and sent it off for computer repairs. Some honest technicians were found, and then there were those.

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"You have a virus on your computer." Oh really? How so? My hard drive is supposedly "broken" dumb shit.
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Scam as fuck
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"Your hard drive is broken but it's working enough to tell us you have a virus."
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Mark Yates
NetRolller3D It does happen on rare occasions.
+David Fiorotto I found myself a low life peasant Everybody say hi to this low life peasant David Fiorotto, who places himself above others.
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Geek Squad: "Do you want us to install that software for you? We can hit [next] repeatedly for you for the low price of $39.99"
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dont pull that on us, before we software engineers make you pay to even comment or watch you tube or even sign up a monthly plan to use google!
Revz8bit if you can click next yourself then why have someone waste their time with you.
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Zepher Tensho
Wait. The computer doesn't boot, so how could they, with any confidence, lie about it having a virus?? They sound like those Indian telephone scammers.
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James Faust Jr
Zepher Tensho exactly. they probably work as telephone scammers when theyre not at best buy
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Cliff Reeser
$580 to repair a broken hard drive? Yeah if your are going to replace it with a 2TB SSD maybe...
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Nicolas Illescas
fL1K not 2TB ones
Kyle Morton ssds did exist bud
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F Huber
Visited Geek squad 2 days ago... they wanted $100 to diagnose. Went to Office Max. He found I had a bad power cord in under 5 minutes. No charge.
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Lt Darkstar
I've been to smaller "local" places, like Milwaukee PC, who are as bad as (or worse) than the Geek Squad n00bs. So going to a smaller place even with "good ratings" isn't always the answer. The only reason I stop at Milwaukee PC is to dump my old broken equipment since they have free recycling LOL... I stopped buying even parts there since half of their stuff was "discreetly" opened (and poorly lit) so you couldn't tell it had missing parts until you got it home. Total scam.
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ed trine
How do you find a virus on a broken hard drive? If the hard drive is broken the computer wouldn't boot up?
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$580 for a new hard-drive?! LOL. What is it? An 8TB solid-state or some shit?
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Going to a best buy geek squad is exactly the same as going to your local high school and asking one of the students to take a look at your computer.
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Emmanuel Preciado
Latent Gamer it's gotten more technical but there is still a lot of useless stuff but it's more than an "I can read"
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isn't it amazing that the only 'scam artist' was from the big corporate whilst all the small business owners were honest.
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Tanner Armstrong
but 75% of the small businesses said they weren't able to help at all or had massive wait times.
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