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Phoney iYogi Scam websites and ruses by nefarious scam elementsThere is no end to the number of posts that purportedly try to show iYogi as a scam. Mostly these are created by people with vested interests, third-party individuals and sundry competitors to downgrade iYogi.
These phoney iYogi scam posts, slyly inserted comments and sites are attempts by scam artists to mislead genuine customers and lead them astray.
iYogi stands head and shoulders above other tech service providers and is the first Global Consumer Tech Support services brand from India. With thousands of customers spread across the UK, US, Canada and Australia, it provides a global toll-free number for a call-anytime service.
With growing popularity and global reach, iYogi scam websites and maligning posts and comments have also quite caught up pace. Albeit, for all the wrong reasons. It is interesting to observe the various ploys devised by third-party individuals and competitors to blot iYogi’s image and reputation.
For instance, one competitor pulls up iYogi scam comments and posts on his website, and simultaneously, he cleverly promotes his own website/company by quoting that his company can fix technical issues better than any other online computer repair services.
Another compared iYogi to a “villainous virus”, a “cruel cancer” and a host of other malevolent adjectives. These derogatory iYogi scam remarks and comments are based on nothing, not even actual consumer experience, with only the sole intention to bury iYogi’s image and cleverly devise alternate solutions for self-planted problems. Of course, the solution being the competitor’s or third-party individual’s website/company, which he is promoting.
The two examples are not the end of it. There are other competitors who claim “to fix” iYogi.net problems “without spending a dime”. In fact, there is nothing remotely close to an iYogi.net problem, simply figments of the competitor’s imagination. To gain prominence and utilize iYogi’s brand name to promote their own websites/companies, these individuals plant raucous iYogi scam posts and comments to drive traffic into their own websites.
Other competitors, while posting iYogi scam comments, also go to the extent of providing “tips” to remove iYogi.net from PCs. Such tall and feisty claims do not compute even remotely close to a realistic product or a problem that exists, but their sole motive is to prick into iYogi’s brand image and reputation.
While iYogi keeps a tab on derogatory and malicious iYogi scam comments and posts, there is really nothing much iYogi can do to stop them from coming. At the end of the day, competitors and hawkish third-party individuals, hover around the online world waiting for the right opportunity to plant iYogi scam websites and comments, no matter how rigorously they are monitored.
However, as opposed to all the negativity and as a total flipside to malicious iYogi scam campaigns and propagandas, iYogi takes heart from positive feedbacks and commendable responses it receives, based on actual consumer experience, from its customers across the globe.
For instance, Shelia Bailey from Florida writes, “The technician listened to my wishes and took the time to make sure all of my requests were answered and resolved… Keep up the good work! Thank you for all of your help, I couldn't have done it without you!!!!”
While David Aguirre from California quotes, “You guys are awesome, it was a great help, dont know what i would do without your help, THANKS!!!!!!!!!!… just keep on doing what you guys do”.
Charles Rich from Virginia sums it all up by saying, “I liked it because the person was very adept at what he was doing… I can't see where you can improve your service. You cover all there is to be done."
Such reviews from customers around the globe keep iYogi ticking and drive it to command one of the highest customer resolution rates and one of the highest customer satisfaction scores in the industry.
iYogi also provides a platform for genuine customers with genuine complaints. For customer complaints and feedbacks on iYogi products and services, iYogi has a forum open for customers to discuss and share their woes and concerns based on their actual consumer experiences with iYogi. There is also an option to fill-up an iYogi complaints form that these complaints and feedbacks touch base with the concerned persons and customer issues are resolved as soon as possible.
20 Feb, 2013
I am getting calls from various unidentified numbers. Just a small call and then it gets disconnected. My friends say it is from scammers and so I don’t revert back. Any idea guys? What should I do?
7 Feb, 2013
I keep checking with iYogi Scam alerts from time to time to check out latest Internet scams and hoaxes. I must say that they have taken great efforts in coming up with timely updates of online scams and revealing devious schemes of con artists. Kindly keep posting more such information and news on online frauds.
1 Feb, 2013
Why would a company notify its customers if it is running a scam? This news piece clearly shows that iYogi is truly concerned about its customers and is not involved in any kind of scams. The article has enhanced my confidence in the company…
22 Jan, 2013
I agree with you Mike. Two years back, I used to get a number of calls from Dell executives offering me a free computer scan. Since I am not a Dell customer in any way (I have a HP computer and a printer), I was doubtful of their intentions. On a friend’s advice I checked the issue with Dell’s customer service and it was then that I got to know that the calls were not from Dell but some spammer who wants to send nasty virus on my computer. I was saved!
Eric Thompson, Virginia Beach
11 Jan, 2013
“iYogi Scam”, “villainous virus”, a “cruel cancer” – don’t these deprecating remarks and adjectives sound very much like desperate attempts of scammers and competitors to knock down iYogi’s popularity. Isn’t it clearly understandable that scammers are simply cashing in iYogi’s popularity to scare people off to sell off their own evil schemes? Nothing comes for a free lunch and how come some companies would fix “iYogi.net problems without spending a dime”?
10 Jan, 2013
I have heard about scams on the names of many service providers, including big players like Dell and Microsoft. I’m sure that no good company will ever be involved in false practices to bring down its name. This is the job of competitors or scammers whose sole purpose is to make quick money…
4 Jan, 2013
“I fear the day when the technology overlaps with our humanity. The world will only have a generation of idiots.” - Albert Einstein What Einstein told generations back is proving good today. Hackers can dupe only those who get lured by their fake offers…
1 Jan, 2013
I thank iYogi for bringing up latest updates about online scams and frauds. I’m a regular reader of your blog and find it very informative. I share the information that you post with all my friends. I would appreciate if you update the blog more often. This will give us more information on ongoing scams and frauds…
26 Dec, 2012
Many companies try to deceive people by selling their services as iyogi. And there is a huge different between the tech support provided by iyogi and other companies. I am with iyogi since three years and I hardly faced any issue up until now.
19 Dec, 2012
Looks like someone’s trying to defame iYogi’s image... It could be competitors; it could be scammers who are interested in nothing but money. I have used iYogi twice and they are good at their work. Both the times, the tech engineer resolved my issues perfectly. Rather than believing technicians who call you, call the customer support team yourself. The numbers are toll free…. I think this is the best way to protect yourself.
17 Dec, 2012
My friend got a call from a person who introduced himself to be an iyogi technician. He offered her free antivirus scan and asked her to give him the remote control of her PC. But she was not really sure if he was from iYogi, so she started asking him some details that he was reluctant to provide. Since she sensed something fishy, she refused to give him the access to her computer and disconnected the call. Later when she called up iYogi, she got to know that none of their technicians had called her. It was a scam call designed to con her…
12 Dec, 2012
I called iYogi tech support thinking it to be McAfee support site. The technician who answered my call cleared my misconception and described me about their company. I was happy that he did not cheat me by pretending to be McAfee support center. He asked my problem and readily offered a solution. Since I was a bit hesitant in trying them, he offered me their single incident plan. I opted for that plan and he worked on my PC and completely fixed all the virus issues that I was facing. I found their services really genuine and up to the mark. I will surely try them next time as well.
6 Dec, 2012
Hey Chris… I too agree with you. I have been a proud customer of iyogi for the last two and half years. During this entire period, I must have called iyogi techs more than 100 times. They never ask for your personal information such as banking details or credit card number details etc. These guys are too professional and only talk about your computer and the technology related. As far as monetary transaction is concerned they leave it on their IVR system. But, yes they do tell you about the IVR's functioning before asking you to use it. They really cant be stealing your information for other use.
30 Nov, 2012
This is an age-old promotional trick to tear down competitors’ brand name and reputation in order to gain trust of targeted customers. Thus, they get to acquire more customers. Though such promotional tricks are quite widespread but I don’t agree with these. Hence, I don’t believe in complaints on iYogi being a subscriber of iYogi.
21 Nov, 2012
Scammers play every card from their deck to dupe people with lucrative offers and opportunities to make us spend money in their bogus schemes. Hence, we got to tiptoe while surfing the Internet and save us from lucrative offers. Thanks iYogi Scam Alert to keep us acquainted with latest updates and tricks of online scams.
1 Nov, 2012
Though I never used iYogi, but I have heard about iYogi from some of my friends and acquaintances. And what I collected from what I heard from them is that iYogi doesn’t practice cold calls or dupe people with evil scams or spread malware on their subscribers’ PC. They indeed are known for good tech support, on-site and remote. So, push aside those iYogi scam rumors.
31 Oct, 2012
That’s true. iYogi technicians never ask for your credit card details. Once I started prompting my credit card number, but the technician refrained me from doing that. He asked me to type in the details. They have call monitoring service and every interaction with the customer is being recorded. The technician also told me that in case the customer raise a complaint, the entire call is monitored by the supervisor for necessary action. I think only genuine companies take all these measures and do stuff that are customer-friendly.
24 Oct, 2012
You are right Laura. I have a long association with iYogi, of almost 4 years. And in these 4 years, I’ve called iYogi almost 50 times. I have interacted with different technician every time I’ve called them. But none of the technicians have ever asked my credit card details. I trust iYogi completely.
22 Oct, 2012
The main objective of a scammer is to get your personal details and use them for monetary benefits. I have been a customer of iyogi's tech support services for long, and they have never asked me to give them my bank or credit card details. While making the payment of my annual subscription too they very clearly asked me not to give them the details and punch on the numbers on my phone without even knowing them. i totally disagree with those people, who call iyogi a fraud company.
19 Oct, 2012
Velma, I whole heartedly agree with you. I have also been using iyogi services since 2 years. I never had any issues with them. They have never tried to cheat me by selling off their subscription plans or other stuff. I have referred them to so many friends. No one had ever complained about their services.
18 Oct, 2012
I took help from iYogi as I was not able to establish a home network. The technician quickly guided me through all the steps and kept on working with me till I assured him that now things are perfect. I don’t believe that iYogi could ever scam people. Why will they tarnish their brand image? It’s the work of scammers who indulge in fraudulent activities and spoil the reputation of companies.
17 Oct, 2012
If one tech support providing company is blemishing the name of another tech support provider to gain more customers, its nothing less than cheap marketing gimmick. I would definitely not access the services of such tech support company. I have been a customer of iyogi for long, and i can swear thay they have never tried such cheap marketing tactics.
16 Oct, 2012
I have used iyogi twice. Once when my computer had start-up issues and, second time, when I wanted to create a backup of all my documents. Both the times, I’ve got exceptional tech support. The tech was friendly and guided me well. He fixed my problems and gave me handy tips to keep my PC running perfectly. I don’t think iYogi scams people. This is definitely someone’s attempt to tarnish iYogi’s image…
15 Oct, 2012
Got my hands burnt with one of the phony scam. I got an email that informed me that I have won a gift voucher of $1000 through an online draw. Since I keep filling up such draw coupons, I thought it must be one of those draws. I quickly gave all my account details. I only came to know about this scam, when the fraudsters flew away with $20,000 that was there in my account… I have registered the complaint, but nothing has been done as of now!
12 Oct, 2012
Iyogi is not a scam… I have used them. My computer was slow and was taking long to turn on. iYogi technician ran a scan on my PC. When it finished, they detected a spyware that I didn't even realize. The technician not only fixed the problem, he gave me a long-term solution to keep my machine running smoothly.
11 Oct, 2012
I have heard about iYogi services, but have never used them… I have a local technician that does all the work for me… but when I compared the prices, I found iyogi subscription to be cheaper than what he charges from me… I think I can try iYogi once… hope you guys give me good tech support…
10 Oct, 2012
I agree with Juriaan… I’ve used iYogi services several time and I don’t think they are into scams… they are pretty reliable.. guys don’t get fooled by the fraudsters. Check twice before trusting anyone… call iyogi through numbers mentioned on their website only…
8 Oct, 2012
I liked the way iyogi technician worked on my computer… he not only fixed my software issue, he also gave me hands-on-training to fix it the next time it goes bad again… also he answered to all my questions… since I am not a computer geek, I wanted to know the best way to protect myself from ongoing scams.. He gave me some wonderful tips to secure my identity online… Thank you iyogi for being a wonderful help!
4 Oct, 2012
iyogi scam is carried out by people who want to reduce iyogi’s image to rubble… why would a company carry out scam on its own name and then spread awareness to protect its customers? It’s not just the case with iyogi, but I’ve also heard scams for other brands like Microsoft, Dell, HP, etc… just be watchful about these scams and always check the information on internet before believing it…
Lars K Jensen
28 Sep, 2012
I took help from iyogi to upgrade my system to Windows 7. They did a good job… the technician also cleaned junk from my system and optimized its speed and performance. I also like posts by iyogi.. they are quite informative, especially the iyogi scam alerts that help me know about the latest online scams… u do a great job iyogi!
20 Sep, 2012
I will say iyogi is not a scam. It’s a genuine company that provides exceptional tech support. I have experienced their service first hand. Last year, I faced a bad computer problem and was unable to access my internet. After trying for 2 days, I finally decided to call iyogi for help. They took the problem hands on and connected my system in a couple hours. I live by countryside and it would have cost me pretty much if I called a local techie. They also scanned to rule out virus or malware problem. I recommend them to all and I will for sure use them in the future. Thank you iyogi!
18 Sep, 2012
Nice to see someone working so hard to protect its identity, while on the other hand some fake people are trying to bank upon someone else’s popularity. I think iyogi scam is just a way to encash its popularity. I had called up iyogi to fix my driver issues. They have a nice business model. The technician helped me get rid of my problem and I liked his services too. Since then I am a regular follower of your website. The reviews help me acquire knowledge on latest trends in technology. Thank you and hope you continue providing us such useful posts in future also.
13 Sep, 2012
iYogi is a genuine remote tech support provider and there is no such thing as iyogi scam. I have been associated with iyogi since 2 years and must say that their remote tech support is better than the rest. I had tried various remote support providers in the past, but after getting in touch with iyogi, I never looked back. Few problems here and there, but everything falls back when it comes to their excellent tech support and friendly staff.
Shirley V. Sterns
11 Sep, 2012
By mistake I replied to an e-mail, which stated that I have won certain amount of money in a lottery. I provided them my credentials and transferred some money as registration fees. Since then I never got any reply from that e-mail id. I was worried about my money. Then on the Internet I came across iyogi scam alerts and realized that it was a scam.
6 Sep, 2012
There are a lot of companies that are using iyogi’s name and misleading customers. Lately, I called iyogi to optimize my PC. I subscribed to their annual subscription plan. But next time when I called on a different number of iyogi, the agent said I am not registered in their records. After some verbal commets, I found I was a victim of iyogi scam. Some company fooled me using iyogi’s name.