AG’s lawsuit shuts down tech support scammer iYogi

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AG’s lawsuit shuts down tech support scammer iYogi
« on: April 25, 2018, 06:31:27 AM »
OLYMPIA — When Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a lawsuit against iYogi accusing it of scamming consumers, it was one of the largest independent tech support providers in the world. Now, iYogi has essentially shut down after the King County Superior Court entered $6.3 million in judgments against iYogi’s international parent company in India and its U.S. subsidiary.

In addition to the judgments, iYogi’s United States president, Vishal Dahr, agreed to cease the company’s illegal practices in Washington state, with $500,000 in suspended penalties.

Ferguson’s lawsuit, filed in 2015, accused iYogi and Dhar of using deception and scare tactics to pressure consumers into buying unnecessary tech support services....

The Attorney General’s Office offers the following tips to avoid tech support scams:

    Never give control of your computer to a third party unless you can confirm it is a legitimate representative from a company where you’re already a customer;
    Ask if there is a fee or subscription associated with the “service.” If there is, hang up;
    Do not provide Social Security numbers, banking, or credit card or other financial information; and
    Protect personal computers with legitimate and updated security software...

 
Victim of a tech support scam? Contact the Attorney General’s Office

If you believe you are a victim of the iYogi scam, or any other tech support scam, file a consumer complaint with the Attorney General’s Office at http://www.atg.wa.gov/file-complaint.


http://www.atg.wa.gov/news/news-releases/ag-s-lawsuit-shuts-down-tech-support-scammer-iyogi

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