8 on Your Side: Porn Found on Refurbished Game Systems

LAS VEGAS - Three families in three states have discovered porn loaded on the Nintendo DS game systems they bought for their children for Christmas. They are now warning other parents buying game systems at certain stores can be risky.

Parent Cameron Willett discovered pornographic pictures on his daughter's video game system a few days ago.

"It only takes one picture to ruin Christmas. It was a surprise. It was a shock," he said.

He bought the unit at GameStop. The unit was not brand new, but refurbished. A family in Colorado also bought a refurbished Nintendo 3 DS and found porn on it. A family from Sacramento bought an Android tablet from Target and found what appeared to be amateur pornographic videos. Target is looking into that incident.

The lesson these parents want to share is to check everything before you hand it over to your kids - especially if the product is refurbished. While most resale stores like GameStop have policies in place to clean these devices, mistakes sometimes happen.

If you find leftover information or images on a device you purchased, report it to the store right away. Likewise, if you are selling systems, make sure they are wiped clean before you drop them off.


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