The saga of the broken laptop sold on eBay continues
Regular coolest gadget readers will no doubt remember the story of the guy who allegedly paid £375 for a broken laptop on eBay from an Amir Massoud Tofangsazan.
When the buyer failed to get a refund on the laptop, he set up a website of pictures and edited personal information that he found on the laptop’s hard drive – the only part of the device that was still functioning.
The story would have been forgotten by now – until it was announced recently that the British police have been called in to investigate an “improper use of public electronic communications network…”
On the website in question, there are pictures of Amir as well as excerpts from a collection of pornographic pictures also (apparently) found on the hard drive. The gallery of shame, which includes hidden camera pictures of women’s legs taken on the London Underground, has had over a million visitors in the short time that it’s been up.
We would kill for that sort of web traffic, but it seemed that interest was fading until the police were called in to investigate on Monday.
I wonder who called the cops. It couldn’t have been Mr Amir Massoud Tofangsazan could it? I mean I’m sure he couldn’t have been so stupid as to bring even further attention to himself, and the website photo collection?
In any case I’m sure Amir Massoud Tofangsazan really, really wishes he’d deleted those smutty pictures from that laptop. Of course he wouldn’t have been able to do that if the laptop was broken; as has been claimed.