Consumer Complaints & Reviews
I purchased iYogi proprietary antivirus Tech Genie and they sold me Outlook and a 3 year computer technical service contract for a total of $490.00 in July 2014. iYogi began calling me daily to fix my computer even though I wasn't having a problem. I will be filing a complaint with the BBB. I have deleted all iYogi products from my computer and have purchased Avast computer products to replace iYogi. iYogi still calls me everyday.
As most other reviewers are stating, these people are nothing more than scammers. They sell you a product, give you a year of good service then convince you to do a 3 or so year contract then suddenly you start receiving harassing phone calls from them stating you have all these serious viruses on your computer and they attempt to sell you additional THOUSANDS of dollars in additional software that is REQUIRED to prevent the hacking. Conversations with them included: demanded to know exactly where my husband was at that minute, how many girls do I have, their ages, what my age is - totally unprofessional and unjustified. Would get upset when I told them it's none of their business. These people are totally SCAMMERS and don't even deserve 1/2 of a star! STAY AWAY!!
I purchased iYogi proprietary antivirus Tech Genie and they sold me Outlook and a 3 year computer technical service contract for a total of $759.00 in May 2015. In Jan. 2016, iYogi began calling me daily to fix my computer even though I wasn't having a problem. I filed a complaint with the BBB in June 2016. I have deleted all iYogi products from my computer and have purchased Avast computer products to replace iYogi. iYogi still calls me everyday.
When I purchased my first laptop Feb., 2015, I needed tech support, as I am not computer savvy. iYogi's toll-free tel # appeared, so I gave them a call, and felt confident to sign up for a 1-year paid membership. They were very good for the most part; but after my 1-year subscription was about to expire, they talked me into signing up for a 3-year membership at a discounted rate.
Since signing up/paying for this, I kept receiving numerous phone calls from all over the USA, all claiming to be iYogi tech support/customer svc reps. Every time I spoke with someone, they seemed to be trying to sell me "another" protection type program. Their 24/7 Tech Support became almost impossible to reach them; so I tried the on-live support, which worked only sometimes.
Recently, I kept receiving a phone call from a caller from the State of CA, claiming to be an iYogi billing/refund rep, who said that iYogi business had "crashed", and that he was calling to issue me a refund. Feeling that this may be a scam, I told this caller that I would be available to speak with him on another day (when I would be home and have access to my computer). Luckily before then, I was able to email the billing/refund dept., where an iYogi rep called me, where I recognized the iYogi tel # on my caller ID.
We went over my membership account, where I am to be issued a partial refund (fair enough); BUT: He never mentioned anything about deleting/removing the iYogi program from my computer. Since then, I noticed that the caller from CA has been trying to call me several times. What a shame, as my first year's experience with iYogi was so good. I guess they were just "too good to be true". I am anxiously awaiting my refund credited to my major credit card.
I have been dealing with iYogi for several years now. I bought my computer from them. At first things seem to be ok. Lately, however, my computer began to have some problems. iYogi's tech support did nothing to resolve these issues. Recently, I attempted to contact iYogi. It was as if they dropped off the map. I was completely unable to contact them. I paid a great deal of money for their tech support. Now it is completely impossible to even contact this company. iYogi also pressured to purchase software that I most likely did not need. iYogi cannot be reached via phone or email.
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These people are absolutely the worst people of life. They harass and repeatedly call you while not having an account with them. They are rude and disrespectful and constantly sarcastic and nasty. They call me anywhere from 3-6 times a day and do not have a telephone number to speak to a representative.
I signed up for 3 years of service from iYogi to support for my computer needs. First, I thought they were helpful since they said that my computer has a virus and they easily eliminated it after they scan it. Next, they call me telling me that my system is badly attacked by a virus and I need to install a software that can prevent it. I bought the program and just lately they told me again that my network is been hacked from Nigeria and I need to buy another program to fix it. I told them that I am feed up and I am cancelling my subscription. They hang up on me and after few minutes I got a call with these numbers +1 (202) 847-2728 and +1 (202) 370-6713 from Washington DC with an Indian accent threatening me that they will sue me for I have a discrepancy with my IRS tax obligation. I was so upset and block these numbers from my contact. They keep on calling but I am not answering these crooks. Do not believe them. They are fraud and cheaters.
I have paid 3 year subscription. I can't get any help from them. Every telephone number iYogi has I tried but no help. The telephone line gets disconnected after on hold for a minute. It seems iYogi is not servicing any client.
On my desktop computer support dock gave a error message. I have tried unsuccessfully to get help. When I get support tech goes to restore, computer takes forever, hence I lose tech. I have tried and tried to get this rectified to no avail. I installed support dock, I need an access code and that only, but tech keeps going to restart, and I lose the connection. I am totally irritated with iYogi support.
I have been using this company for support for several years now. They have always been terrific UNTIL THIS YEAR!!! NOW -- IF I should be lucky enough to get a support tech online or on the phone, they TRY AND SELL ME ADDITIONAL SOFTWARE!!! The first time it made sense and I bought it. The second time I was incredibly hesitant and told them so. They convinced me the "OTHER" new software would not work properly without purchasing the NEW software and I bought it. It is NOT working and I can reach NO one on any phone number I have for them. The phone has either been disconnected (no longer in service) or a busy signal.
I have used them for several years and was happy the first year. After that every time I spoke with them they would try to up sell something. I recently renewed and I received a call to scan and check my computer. They told me I had been hacked and then that I would have to pay $599 to receive firewall protection. I hung up, removed their programs from my machine and reactivated McAfee. I'll just eat what I paid to iYogi and consider it a lesson learned. It does not appear anyone trying to get a refund has had any luck anyway.
I was a customer for 5 years and always got great service. Slow, but they'd fix the problem. I bought a 5-year contract with them. Now they've taken my money and won't fix my computer. I call and spend hours on the phone. They never help me and end up hanging up on me eventually. I don't want their help anymore... but I do want my five-year contract money back that I paid for a service they won't provide. If there is a lawsuit or something I can do to get refund, I would like to join.
I was a customer for 5 years and always got great service. Slow, but they'd fix the problem. I bought a 5 year contract with them. Now they've taken my money and won't fix my computer. I call and spend hours on the phone. They never help me and end up hanging up on me eventually. I don't want their help anymore... but I do want my hundreds of dollars back that I paid for a service they won't provide. If there is a lawsuit or something I can do to get refund, I would like to join.
Purchased a contract in October 2015 for 5 years ABSOLUTE service for devices (stated in confirmation email). I paid $479 for this service. The work on the first computer was excellent, but took several hours. Called them in February 2016 for support on a different device. They ran all the scans, etc., but told me my current contract didn't cover the issue because it was a "network issue". Charged me an additional $299 to fix it. When I got the confirmation email about the second contract, it was word for word what the first one said. So, I called back, and talked with a supervisor who agreed that I should not have been charged a second time. HOWEVER, since they were tech support, they did not have the software required to issue a refund. They offered to connect me to customer service... which was answered by another tech person who gave me the same story.
Over the next few weeks, I called multiple times using the customer service number I had been given. Each time after being on hold for lengthy periods of time, I was told "this is technical support and I do not have the software to issue a refund". After two weeks of multiple calls to Customer Service which ALWAYS went to a tech support who couldn't help me (literally spent hours on hold) and emails that were never answered, I decided to file a dispute with my credit card company. I was unable to recover the first contract price, but was credited for the additional $299 by my credit card company. I NEVER received any further information or response from iYogi. Until... around the first of June they started calling me every day twice a day asking me to allow them to do a "free check-up" on my computer. Unfortunately, I allowed them to start the process (they said it would take 20 minutes) and they would call me back.
About 1 1/2 hours later (I sat in front of the computer to watch what they were doing) I got the call back. The guy told me my computer was "badly infected" although the results of the scan showed that there was nothing on the computer. In the background they had loaded a flash player specific to Explorer during the "free check-up" (dated and timed during the time they were running the scan - I use Google Chrome), and the guy started flashing porn shots and a log of when someone had supposedly used my computer onto my screen to try to convince me that someone other than myself had been on my computer (never happens) and was infected.
He was literally yelling at me and trying to convince me to buy another "subscription" to eliminate the multiple viruses on my machine because this was a "network issue". I finished the call. This is such a sham, hoax, whatever you want to call it... STAY AWAY!! Unfortunately, it took me too long and a couple bad choices to finally learn my lesson.
We had tried reaching this company for 4 days, since we had a service contract with them. This morning we received a call from someone saying they were from iYogi. Since we had emailed them we were not suspicious. He started looking at the computer and said, "OMG. You must change your banking password immediately". I said, "You will see my password", and he assured me he would only see the dots. I have since found out NOT TRUE. I changed the password while he was on my computer remotely. Fortunately, I went to another laptop and changed it again. Warren (the name he used) then said I needed to pay $747 and when we refused he lock our computer so we couldn't get on. I called him back and he said its locked because my husband wouldn't pay the money. We have had someone working on the computer for 5 hours now to get it to work. BEWARE, THEY ARE FRAUDS.
Always seemed to end up with more problems then fixes every time they worked on my computers. They would contact me saying I needed to fix a problem, then I would spend half my time arguing with them about not wanted to buy something they kept pushing me to buy. When I finally dropped service, they refunded about 1/5 of payment. Technicians were hard to understand and some of them very short and I had to repeat problem over and over. Several time transferred to a senior technicians because spent a long time working with someone that could not even solve the problem.
Paid for PC protection for my laptop and no service was given. They want another 179.00 on top of the service I already paid for. This happens every time I need to use them. This co. is a fraud. Cant even get in contact with them to correct any problems. Had to change my Bank info so they wont take monies off my card!
Recently renewed my subscription to iYogi computer tech services. It appears that they have gone out of business. Phone number does not work and no response to my online request for service.
I subscribed with iYogi for a lifetime subscription. They reconfigured my computer. Subsequently I bought MS office and ended up paying for a computer. The computer never came and on a sweep of my computer they deleted my spouses Quicken files. I still can't get in contact as their numbers go to messaging and email a web addresses go around the block. The computer was a Lenovo ThinkCentre ** (so they say). I have since deleted their files from my computer. My validation code was **.
My iYogi desktop no longer works on my 3 computers. I have a 3-year subscription. Like so many, I have tried to contact via live chat, email, phone, etc. and have received no response. I have tried to reactivate my account but it says my activation code is invalid. How are we going to get a refund from these people and does this mean our computers are now vulnerable until we pay for another service?
I have spent money on three different occasions to solve problems... I am now very suspicious of the legitimacy of this company. I can no longer connect via web or phone & have numerous connectivity problems to the point that I rarely use the desktop and laptop that have iYogi software. My last service was a disaster and I cannot access any accept of logins that previously existed on my computers.
Every time you need them they try to sell you something you don't need. Their numbers change. Their hrs of operation change and you have to fight to get your problem fixed. I was duped and overpaid so much their service costs more than my computer did. I have too much invested to drop them, so I am stuck with these idiots. Take my advice, stay away!!! I was even given an unauthorized charge on my card when I demanded my money back. I have to wait till 2020 to get rid of these scammers.
I was a customer of iYogi for many years. While many times they frustrated me, they were helpful most of the time. The language barrier was an issue sometimes, but they seemed to always fix my computers and clean it up periodically. We renewed year after year and sometimes they did try to upsell me, and sometimes they were successful. A few months ago, they made my husband pay additional to clean up his computer when it was just a small issue.
Today, I decided to call them to get some help on my desktop. I haven't called them in months. I tried every possible phone number to no avail. Then I tried to use the Support Dock and TechGenie with no luck. I finally was able to connect with a tech through their chat box. But, something was fishy, so I disconnected. Does anyone really know what is going on with them? I paid for service for five years, but now it looks like I'm screwed. Stupid me for believing in them. I guess I will turn to Geek Squad as someone recommended.
I was scammed by this Co. also. No need to repeat anything with the reviews I have read. I'm just hoping they can't hit my checking or a credit card, whichever was used. Like all said, no phone numbers work, support dock don't work, tried to get somewhere today, no hope.
Simply put, iYogi has sabotage my computer by altering things in my computer and then selling me programs to correct the problems. All this was being done by their technicians using my freshly bought so-called programs. They informed me that they couldn't fix my problems unless I did buy these programs. So after I bought an assorted amount of programs I finally came to realize since nothing was fixed that it was a scam. I've been with iYogi for seven years. In that time they were in bed with McAfee and I felt they were honest and did good work. Since then their business has expanded to such a point you could wait hours instead of minutes to get a hold of a technician level II or level III as the their personnel was stretched so thin they decided to go get as much money as they could grab. (In my estimation)
As I expressed, they were with McAfee and then they had their own brand of virus protector called TechGenie which was supposed to take care of everything. At that point in time it seemed to do its job. But as the years went by certain problems would exist and they said that I would have to get the better TechGenie that just came aboard. I did so, then magically I had other problems that McAfee or anything else would've taken care of normally. That's when they started to say it was out of the Tech Genie's purview and additional programs had to be put in play, at additional cost to me. When these programs were to be used by the technicians to fix my problems and none of the problems and may I repeat NONE were fixed, I finally severed relationship with iYogi.
Since then I've employed an IT person who resolved all my problems in 10 minutes and since then have had no problems whatsoever. We installed Norton as a virus control program and all the excuses that I got from my iYogi or because of Windows 10 which would require additional programs was their excuse for selling me additional programs as well is bad mouthing Windows 10 which was playing havoc with the additional programs I was buying and they advised me to be patient as they were working out the difficulties. By the way, iYogi were the people who talk me into getting Windows 10 in lieu of my Windows 7 to begin with.
I opened an account in August of 2015. The account is to expire November 20, 2016. I have tried to get service for the last ten days. I spoke with six different techs and each time I gave my name, my email address, and my ID: **. Each of the six techs said there is no record of an account with any of the information I gave. One said the ID: ** was not correct because there were not enough numbers. The last tech character said if I pay $329 then I would have an account. I said I have an account that I have paid for and you are saying it does not exist which tells me the $329 account will be worth the one I have now. At the end of the conversation, I ask if he knew why at least four TechGenie show an all Red page on which Google is saying "Beware, this site is infected by Malware."
He hung up. I have a copy of the ID: **. Also, on that copy are the names of four employees. That copy came by email to confirm the account and the return address also proves my account. My last factual proof is I also have the contract which literally spells out that I have an account. In closing, I know I will not get my money back. I don't like it but I have made peace with it. My peace is maybe iYogi see this and, even better, maybe someone will see this that can do something about it. Maybe the People Connect USA won't like it. I was told they are Microsoft Partners and it is written on documents I have that they say they are. It could happen.
I was with iYogi approx 9 mos. The first 9 mos I had issues with my computer which they were helpful all the time. They did try to up sale at times. However my computer ended up with a virus which I believe they intentionally put on there and the following week I ended up giving into their sales pitch and paid 367.00. About a month later I needed to call them and the bar at the top of my computer was disconnected. All their phone lines, no one will pick up. I was warned and unfortunately I gave some scammer my money. DO not work with any company other than Geek Squad who is local. If they are overseas ALERT RED FLAG!!! I knew better myself. On a scale of 1-10 they are a 0.
When I joined iYogi a few years back, they provided very thorough and attentive service. Soon after, I found that they were calling too often to offer to tend to our computers and were often pushy and insisting that I upgrade, purchase software and/or extend my terms. Fortunately, I did not give in and do these things. Do not feel the need for revenge as I do strongly believe in Karma and I know everything will play itself out accordingly.
Spent hours with them over and over with no results. Initial contacts made my computer worst. Then with pushy tech to buy other systems that did not improve my computer they never made it work right. Then they will not help me remove them off of my computer which is like a virus. What a scam.
I just started using this company in October of 2015. I paid for a year's technical service and used the service 2 times. Now that I need them again, they are nowhere to be found. None of the phone numbers work, the chat doesn't work, none of the icons on my desktop work, no one answers the one phone number that does seem to be them but you are on hold for hours and then they hang up on you. I want my money back. I paid over $150 for their service and have been totally scammed. I'm so sick of companies like this. The only thing I have is an account ID number **.