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I purchased the iYogi support of service back in 2013 when I was having some issues with my laptop, thinking I was purchasing Microsoft help. They did resolve my problem and everything was fine. My subscription was for two years. In 2016 I purchased another laptop and stopped using the other one. I kept getting calls from them to renew and I kept telling them I no longer used that computer and no longer need their services. That is when the harassment began. I would get numerous calls from them a week and sometimes a day for renewals. Then around 2017 the calls started with them wanting to refund my money. I would explain I did not use that laptop any longer so they then started telling me to sign on to any computer for the refund. SCAM!
I would always tell them to mail me the money. (Of course there were 101 reasons why they could not do that.) I then started telling them to just keep it. I did not need or want it. They keep calling. I believe they have sold my number because I now get similar scam calls. They just no longer identify themselves as iYogi. However, now the narrative is: "your bank account is going be charged $299. If you want to cancel this charge, please press one to speak to a representative." Fortunately the original card I used has been cancelled. But these folks are relentless.
I would request everyone here not to entertain any such scam calls which tells about computer repairs as most of them have proved to be scammers and iYogi being the leader of them. If you still doubt please check the articles which tells about the lawsuits being files against the company for cheating customers all across the world specially in United States.
In 2018 Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a lawsuit against iYogi accusing it of scamming consumers. They entered $6.3 million in judgments against the company. This completely broke the company and they could not even pay their employee dues in India and United States. I have been a victim hence I have learned from my mistakes. :) In case you get any such calls asking for a laptop/desktop/printer repair, here are some advice:
1. Better to hang up and google up for a store which can fix your computer in your area (if you really need one).
2. Wanna a become a master and take the entire credit. ;) Type the computer problem on Google, view the troubleshooting steps and try it on your own. I follow this mostly. Thanks to GOOGLE which has answers to almost 99 % of our problems without asking to pay for a single penny. Maybe you can become a master and help others in your area.
3. Still wanna go with the people calling you, ask them about the name of their company and tell them to call back until you do some background check. Do some research on google about them, check if they are really scammers, don't forget to check the reviews on various websites. If you find them to be genuine then proceed forward.
I know how it feels to become a victim of such scammers who takes away your hard earned money for nothing. Cheers!!!!
I had an Iyogi account for about a year several years ago. I had been receiving calls from them about a refund of $399.90 they owed me. Yesterday I finally listened to them and am sorry I did. I foolishly gave them access to my computer and they had me fill out a refund form. I typed in the amount of $399.90. It also asked for my address and the name of my bank. When I looked at something (not sure if it was my actual bank account for which they had no number) It said they had refunded me $3999.90. They said I had made a mistake in typing the refund amount in and needed to get the difference back to them. I said I will hang up. They said if I did they would freeze my computer. I did hang up. The icons disappeared on my computer but it still works. I immediately talked to my bank and they said there had been no activity in my account, either checking account or debit card. I was furious!! Is there anyone we can report this to?
Just got a message on the landline saying, "We are going to charge your account $390 in the next 30 minutes if we do not hear from you." I used them 9 years ago, many credit cards ago, and 3 computers ago so the only information they have is the landline which I still have so whatever respect I had for this company is gone. You cannot charge me for anything if you don't have the credit card number goofy. I called them and said, "Who is this?" And they said, "We provide your technical support." I said I don't own a computer and they hung up on me. What started out right is now really WRONG.
We too are victims of iYogi. When they first started out they were very good and trustworthy. Then there was a great change. We had $350 involved in our contract with them and couldn't get any service. We saw where they had a lawsuit filed against them and then the phone calls started. Been going on now for probably 2-3 years. Every day several times a day...the calls keep coming. We started just answering them and hanging up so they couldn't leave a message as they would fill up our mailbox. Wanting access to our computer to remove things of theirs. There is nothing there! My husband had given them access at first for almost 2 hours, then because I was anxious about it he pulled the plug. Apparently they didn't have enough time to do any damage as we have not had any problems. But never again. Just wish there was a way to stop the harassing phone calls!
As with everyone who wrote, I got scammed into thinking they were a MICROSOFT technical help. I also paid $299.00 many years ago. They are now HARASSING us many, many times a day on different numbers. I also gave in and let them take control of my computer, then I panicked and demanded they let the computer go that is was a family emergency and they could be in touch on another number. They released the computer. I deleted everything from the computer related to computer sharing, plus. They have not stopped calling. Today they left a message, never saying who they were, that they were charging us an automatic renewal charge of $299. BEWARE.. We reported them to our charge card companies.
I kept getting calls for a refund on my tech-support from iYogi. So I called. They wanted me to give them access to my bank account so they could send me a refund directly to my bank account. I would not do this and they were very persistent. Eventually they said they wanted to take the computer sharing software off my computer. What they actually did was lock my computer up at start up with a password and I cannot access the computer at all now without the password they installed. And now they want $300 to unlock my computer.
I purchased a five year 3 computers maintenance contract with iYogi in 2015. After the initial problems my computer never seemed to have any significant problems. Although not yet five years I started receiving calls about autopay renewal of what iYogi described as subscriptions that needed to be updated. Was this a possible scam? The autopay aspect got my attention so I found my original paperwork and called the customer support. Again a vague description of how some subscriptions such as Microsoft or Windows needed to be renewed.
I indicated that the computer was working and did not agree to the renewal of the indicated systems because they were operating fine. I told the tech in fact I wanted to end the whole iYogi contract. He said he needed to therefore remove certain iYogi files from my computer. My mistake - he removed what appeared to be his iYogi files but also Norton - which I had my own subscription to - and when he disconnected my computer no longer will connect to the internet. The files for wi-fi have been removed and the system will not get out of airplane mode. When I called back to get them fix what they messed up - they would only fix it if I paid the hourly tech rate. I won't pay them a dime more. I will get the computer fixed by my local guys rather than ever deal with iYogi again.
I needed Apple Support so that is what I searched for. The first one that came up turned out to be iYogi and I truly thought I was being helped by Apple Support. Same story as all the ones below. They got remote control of my computer and fixed a problem. They got a good bunch of money from me for 5 years of support. I was worried and my son looked into it telling me I had been scammed. I have been harassed for a year now with daily obnoxious calls telling me I have a $299 refund owing to me. I even told them I sold my computer so mail me a cheque or send me an email and I will sign the refund form. No, they want you in front of your computer, they want you to let them in again. The calls from many different numbers are harassment! We all have the same story! Where can we get help?
It began when I had an issue with my PC. I did not vet them then, but paid them to assist - they did solve my problem. Everything was quiet for a long time. Then they started calling, and calling, and calling. They wanted to remote into an open online session while they deposited funds into my account. (they also masquerade by saying they are from the Microsoft refund department). They would not cut a check. I've blocked about 30 phone numbers associated with their calls. One time I spent time on the phone with them, worked my way up to the 'supervisor' who cussed me out for my obstinance in not giving them access to my banking. Now they are spoofing my own number (caller ID). Four calls within the past 3 hours.
Used them 4-5 years ago and simply will NOT stop calling- same thing, want access to your computer to give you a refund then threaten to bill your credit card if you don't comply. I can't believe there is no stop to these people; they're clearly engaged in fraud, and with all the voices I heard in the background, it's enterprise fraud. Does anyone know where they can be reported besides this site?
Not unlike sooo many of you, I've fielded 6, 8, 10, even upwards of 15 calls a day from iYogi for a number of months now trying to give me a refund - but only if I give them unfettered remote access to my computer...ay de mi. Much like many of you, politely and even not so politely have requested to be removed from their call list; which often resulted in expletive laden responses from the iYogi rep before hanging up on me (clearly not removing me from the call list as usually I get another call from them within 60-90 minutes). "** USA" is the one they really like before hanging up on me after I request to be removed from their call list. Yesterday the iYogi rep said "you are like my girlfriend and I will call you when I want as often as I want. And there's nothing you can do about it". FREAKED me out!!!
After tons of research I found a solution - but only if you're an AT&T mobile subscriber. If you are a AT&T mobile customer you can download AT&T Call Protect (which is a separate app but does not cost you anything additional for the basic service). You can add the iYogi numbers to the block list on AT&T Call Protect. The next time they call from a logged/blocked number, it seems to the caller (iYogi) that the line has been disconnected. Voila - they hopefully will not continue to try to call what appears to be a disconnected number. The calls do not go to your voicemail. They do not even ring through in the future. AT&T Call Protect makes it sound (to the caller) that the line has been disconnected.
I do not work for AT&T - am not being compensated by AT&T - but found this solution to a VERY frustrating iYogi refund scam. I hope it helps others who are having the same challenge. If you're not an AT&T mobile user - call your carrier and see if they have a similar feature. AT&T Call Protect Basic does not cost a penny. And so far, it working for me!!!
I fell prey to swift/difficult to understand-talking, INDIA accent selling me on their tech support, foolishly granting them remote-access to my computer to address their claimed problems with my Windows OS. Though it might seem impressive watching their remote access on your monitor, what were they running that flew by on the screen so fast?
After cancelling subscription, reformatting-reloading Windows on my hard-drive to get rid of their software, they continued to call with HIGH pressure sales pitching. Years later, today they continue to call NOW offering refund for subscription, but directing me to site to DOWNLOAD for access to form for their claimed refund. I refused to download, didn't want their software on my machine again with remote access and God only knows what they are doing having that level of access.
STAY AWAY... Take your machine to a reputable STORE FRONT or research first for service. If you can't trust banks or even Experian credit reporting to keep your valuable personal financial information safe, why give full remote access to your computer to these criminal knuckleheads? Would you fall for my attempt to sell you sell you your own dirty clothes? Sadly too many of us are too trusting and not until after, do we realize we just got robbed. Phoooeee!!!
I used iYogi a couple of years ago and it was ok. My issue with them is lately they have taken to calling me 10xs a day and refuse to take me off their list. They claim to have a refund for me $299.00 but they want access to your computer. I have asked them to stop calling and they have ramped up the calls. They are aggressive rude and relentless. DO NOT GET INVOLVED!
You receive a call form iYogi (does not exist any longer.) 888-919-6141. You are being told you have refund coming of @299. In order to get your refund you need to access your computer. DO NOT DO THAT. If you asked to send an email with the information they will hang up. Or if you request to send it by mail, they will hang up. These guys are very convincing and extremely pushing. IT IS A FRAUDULENT SETUP AND THESE GUYS ARE COOKS AS BAD AS THEY COME.
I have been dealing with iYogi for several years and every time I call them there is always a problem with my computer that will take a new program to fix it. Not being very computer savvy I have relied on what they have told me and unfortunately, I have given them more money than they are worth. Today I called after I opened an item on Facebook and got a warning that I was infected with a virus. They told me they cleared up the virus and I was secure externally but I needed a Network Security Setup to protect my computer internally at the cost of $ 399.00 for 3 years $ 499.00 for 4 years and $ 599.00 for lifetime. I told them I would buy a new computer and get a new tech company and they indicated this would not fix the problem. I do not intend to pay them another dime. I am so sorry that I ever gave this company a $1. They start out very helpful but then it is all about money. Do not do business with them.
I previously had computer tech support from IYOGI and had no problems. However, about 5 months ago, I received a call stating that they had gone out of business and wanted to send a refund to me for $399.00. They wanted my checking account number, which I DID NOT GIVE THEM. I told them that if they could not mail a check for the amount to my home address, I did not want to deal with them. They are now calling me at least 3-5 times a week from different locations, still wanting me to obtain a refund by giving them my account. I don't know what I can do to have them stop calling me. I have blocked all of their numbers on my phone, and they still keep calling. It's very frustrating. DO NOT DEAL WITH THESE SHYSTERS!!!
Won't let you off the line and won't let you back to your computer... HORRIBLE. They threaten to not return your computer to yourself. They took control of my wife's computer and wouldn't return functions till she buys something. This is a formal complaint. They literally hold you hostage till you purchase their services. This is horrible, they won't let you off the phone and return your computer back to normal functions till you buy something from them. We've been screaming for a supervisor for 1 hour, to NO avail.
They're still at it. Not only do they call me almost every day offering to "optimize" my computer, but are still offering the spurious "refund". Having fallen for their tricks before, I won't give them access to my computer and I'd NEVER give them my banking details. They are claiming that the refund is being done under the auspices of the FTC. I told them to send me a check and they predictably refused, saying that I was required to fill out a refund form and give them access to my bank information. These guys are crooks. Whenever they call I ask them if their mothers know the kind of dishonest business they're in.
I made the mistake of giving iYogi remote access to my computer. While I was talking to them, one page of explicit pictures appeared with old men sitting with naked five or six year old naked girls on their laps! This is the one and only time I have ever seen kiddie **. Boy they said, "You could go to prison for this. You better let us take care of this. We can clean this serious problem up for $5,000. And this is serious. Let us fix it and do nothing not tell anyone about this." I did not take the bait. I took my old laptop that was refurbished when I bought it out of service and bought another refurbished PC. No more allowing anyone remote access to my computer. The calls stopped after an iYogi rep called and I told him I had called the FBI. In fact, I only called my local police. Now, I get calls on a daily basis from them. My cell is on the national. Do not call registry. Clearly, they don’t observe any US laws.
I was called from iYogi last night stating I was due a refund since company closed. I like a dummy logged in and let them remotely access my computer and logged into my checking account. I went thru all the forms and let them "supposedly" deposit $399.00 in my account, "they" made a mistake and deposited $3999.90 and tried to blame it on me and that I needed to go to Target or Walmart and send them back $3600.00. It was 8 pm and I did not want to go out and do this tonight, I would do this tomorrow. He told me they would lose that customer and I had to go tonight. I refused.
After 55 minutes on my cell phone and a very persistent salesman who I could barely hear and understand, I hung up. Turned the computer and my phone off. I called my bank this morning and reported this and they stated they had transferred the $3999.90 from my savings into checking and made it look like they deposited the money. I have locked my account now and I may have to closed out my accounts and open new accounts. DO NOT EVER fall for this scam and if anyone ever calls and ask for personal information do not do this!!!
Today 9/13, I received a call from iYogi at exactly 5:22 EST from 800-237-3901. The guy, whose English was almost inaudible, asked me if I remembered the time he serviced my computer. I responded 'no'. He then told me I needed work done on my laptop. I said 'no thank you.' He asked if he should just hang up. I replied 'yes'. He finished with "** the U.S". (No, I'm not kidding). What an absolute disgrace that these people can still do business with anyone.
I was somehow connected with this company while working through a iTunes issue several years ago. The technician tried to sell me a support contract for over $600. I made the mistake of giving them my email address and phone number. I now receive calls several times per week from iYogi representatives telling me that I need to pay them for protection from illegal activity taking place with my email. Recently the technicians have become rude and will yell insults and threats. Today the technician threatened to use my information to make my life a living hell. Because they are based in India there is nothing that can be done.
I previously had services with iYogi and had discontinued services with them. I then read that they were being investigated for their scams. Yesterday iYogi contacted me to tell me I had a refund and they wanted to deposit it directly into my checking account. While online with them, they "deposited $5,299.00 into my checking and then said it was a "mistake" and to go to Wal-Mart and Target and get gift cards to reimburse them. I told the rep that I thought this was a scam and he then said he would take all of my money from my checking and savings and hold my computer hostage till I sent him the gift card numbers. I told him I was going to my bank and report this scam.
The bank manager told me that iYogi had taken the $5,299.00 from my savings to show in my checking account and also the iYogi rep had authorized a Quick Pay of $1900.00 to iYogi. The bank manager immediately froze my accounts and I am now left with the hassle of obtaining new account numbers, notifying some of my automatic withdrawals/deposits services of my new numbers, ordering new checks, waiting for new debit/credit cards. iYogi should be investigated and their services should be suspended, plus a lawsuit should be started for all the people they have scammed. How can they legally manipulate banking numbers without the customers' knowledge? Please stop these scammers.
I used iYogi Tech Support ONCE a few years ago and now they will not stop calling and harassing me. I've told them many times over that I DO NOT want them calling me anymore and they stay on the phone and argue with me until I hang up on them. If I continue to get calls from them, I'm contacting my lawyer. NO MEANS NO!!! They obviously don't understand this and I'm VERY angry. They need to be stopped!!!
I received relatively great service and support for the 1st few years. I then purchased a five year plan and TechGenie and security, etc. The ability to contact and get service became almost non-existent and the quality of service drastically diminished. Also, the efficacy when able to get service followed suit. I stopped using their service, chose a different company for security and support and had all traces of iYogi removed from my computers. Now several years later, they call me all day every day. Any consumer choosing to do business with this company should consider calling the man with the butterfly net to come and haul them off to the nuthouse!
Pain in you know what. I used iYogi several years ago with a 3 year plan. When my contract expired they convinced me (scare tactics) to take their $149 package. Found out 2 weeks later the scam practice of this company. Called them and ask for a refund. But first they tried all sorts of tactics for me to stay with them. Held my ground and they said they would refund me my money. NEVER HAS. They started calling again about 2 weeks ago and haven't stopped. I put their number on a block list but they keep calling back using a different phone number. I now have 5 phone numbers blocked. Today they called 3 different times using different numbers. Ask to speak to a supervisor and they hung up on me. Told them several times that I was still waiting for my refund. They just don't care, they are rude and try to make you feel like an idiot. I am an 80 year (young) senior and still have all my mental capacities. Can anyone tell me how do we stop these people?
I gave it two stars because the guy that worked with me did a great job on removing viruses, he called about every two or three week, then he didn’t call for a few weeks. I got a call from them, it was a different person, telling me that something went wrong with their system and that they wanted my bank account. It was a shell game, they made it look like I put in the wrong amount in, and that I was suppose to go to Walmart to buy gift cards to repay that amount that supposedly I did, so, luckily there’s my bank along the way. As I was driving, I left the window open and put my phone on speaker so the they could hear the traffic. When I got to the bank, I took the phone off speaker, left the phone in the car, went in the bank, and change my bank info. By time I got home my computer was locked, took it to Staples and got the code iYogi use to break in my computer and all I had to do was reinstall a few programs.
5 years ago I got a virus on my computer and GeekSquad employee recommended I use iYogi to remove the virus. I did. It worked. After that, I started to receive daily calls to buy their services... every day for 5 years straight. Nothing I tell them stops the calls. My phone is on the Do Not Call Registry and I've complained there. Still nothing happens.
See the internet and the ranking of IYOGI by others. One star. I found them dishonest years ago and found the honest PC Support.com. There maybe others but.
IYOGI calls my telephone number almost weekly or when they need new customers and I can't stop them. At least I don't know how. If anyone can tell me how to block their calls please do.
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