14 Mar '11, 1am

(Oh my.) 'New' laptop came with divorce files and CPF data Suay or what.

(Oh my.) 'New' laptop came with divorce files and CPF data Suay or what.

DIVORCE files, scanned Central Provident Fund statements and tax returns are not what one would expect to find on the hard drive of a brand-new computer. But that was what public officer Hidayat found in a laptop he bought last Saturday. Mr Hidayat, 25, was surprised to find such files belonging to a stranger in the 14-inch laptop which he bought for $1,298 from computer retailer Newstead Technologies during The IT Show at Suntec Singapore. The personal data in the computer amounted to about 85GB, he told my paper yesterday. He sent an e-mail about the matter to citizen-journalism website Stomp. "I was really shocked. If I had bought a second-hand laptop, I would understand. But it was a new computer," he said. Put off, he went back to the vendor yesterday to return the item and ask for a refund. Newstead gave a refund and Mr Hidayat bought a different laptop from a relate...

Full article: http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne+News/Singapore/Story/...

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