Motorola has announced that about 100 previously sold wi-fi Motorola Xooms were sold on woot.com with their prior owner's information intact. woot.com is a reseller that sells one heavily discounted item per day, often computer hardware or electronics.
The tablets were sold between October and December of last year. A total of 6,200 Xooms were sold, and all were supposed to be refurbished, including wiping them clean of data before resale, but apparently Motorola missed a few.
If you're wondering how to tell if yours was among one of those tablets, it won't be easy. The tablets could have been from a number of places, including Amazon.com, Best Buy, BJ’s Wholesale, eBay, Office Max, Radio Shack, Sam’s Club, or Staples.
If you bought and returned your wi-fi Xoom to one of those retailers between March and October 2011, Motorola says it will give you a free two-year subscription to Experian's Protect MyID credit monitoring service.
Don't rely on your retailer to wipe your device for you if you return it for some reason.