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Verify serial numbers before leaving store

September 23, 2016 • By Dennis Beaver

On Sunday, August 21st at 10 in the morning readers Laura and her fiancée Jeff purchased a 15.6 inch, Windows 10, Acer Aspire E15 laptop computer from a “Big Box” store. They drove home, plugged it in to charge the battery, and then at around 3 in the afternoon, turned it on.

At that moment, their nightmare began, when “Augustin, Jr.” appeared on the log-in screen, requesting a password.

“Who is Augustin, Jr. and how could his name be on my new computer?” Laura wondered. She would soon discover that the screen was a 13 inch, not 15.6, and was running Windows 8, and much more…click here to read more