For kids, Christmas is a time to receive requested gifts as well as unexpected ones. However, two parents were caught off guard by what their children found on their new devices: pornography.
As Braydon Giles of Lakewood, CA played with the Nintendo 3DS he received for Christmas, he asked his older brother, Bryton, to help him remove some unknown photos. After seeing the pictures for himself, Bryton immediately informed their father that there was porn on the device.
Mark Giles quickly called the Gamestop from which the system was purchased. The store manager then informed Giles that the the pictures were from the last owner and were never removed before reselling. He offered to send him a new gaming system and games.
A very similar incident occurred on Christmas morning in Sacramento, CA when Kanisha Morning’s daughter discovered explicit videos on her Android Zeki tablet. The device, which was purchased from Target.com, was factory sealed when delivered. After contact with the company, they asked her to return the tablet for a new one; however, Morning refused to have anything to do with the company and went to the media instead.
She told the station: “This could have happened before. Who knows how many times this has happened and no one said anything about it. Another one could be on its way to another kid.”
BMWK– Have you ever experienced anything like this? What are your thoughts on refurbished or previously owned devices?