Stolen Laptop Phones Home

Date November 24, 2010 at 11:03 am | Topic: Local News

ABERDEEN, Wash. - A Stolen laptop phoned home to Atlanta when an unsuspecting Aberdeen resident powered it on Tuesday. The Elderly woman had purchased the laptop for $850 from e-bay, not knowing it's past. When she plugged it into an internet connection, a low-jack-type program phoned the laptops original owner in Atlanta Georgia. Authorities there, contacted authorities here, and the stolen laptop was recovered and shipped back to Georgia, Aberdeen Police advise when purchasing used items online to use a credit card that in most cases have built-in protections, and in the end - buyer beware when purchasing items online.

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