You may not want to rely on the store’s salesperson to wipe your phone clean.
Woman sues Sprint over posting of intimate photos from traded-in phone
A Sprint worker found two images of the woman engaged in sex and uploaded them to her Facebook page, causing her much embarrassment, the lawsuit says…
Johnson’s suit said she traded in her HTC Evo telephone at the Sprint store … in April 2013 and was assured by a worker that its contents would be wiped clean. She had forgotten that the two intimate photos were among more than 5,000 on her old phone, her lawyer said.
About a month later, a friend called Johnson to tell her that compromising photographs had been posted on her Facebook page, the lawsuit said.
The suit said Sprint told Johnson that the telephone had been sent to a plant in Louisville, Ky., to be refurbished. Her lawsuit alleges that an unidentified Sprint employee at that plant accessed the photographs.