Canadian Target Sells ‘New’ iPad With Old User’s Info
A Canadian woman who thought she got a great deal on a brand new Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPad Air at Target (NYSE:TGT) on Black Friday brought home her device and opened it to a big surprise. It apparently had been filled with a previous user’s personal information.
According to a report from Canadian news source CTV, Robin Crowley of Cambridge, Ontario, bought her iPad on Black Friday for $499 in addition to a $115 Target gift card. When she took the device home and turned it on, she found it already filled with apps, photos, contacts, and other information belonging to its previous owner.
A demonstration label on the box suggests that the device was once owned by an Apple employee, and Crowley thinks a woman living in California was the former owner of the device.
“If I were her I would be pretty upset,” Crowley told CTV. “I also think if it got into the wrong hands that could be dangerous.” Crowley said that she plans to return the device to Target in exchange for an iPad Air that’s actually new.