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  • Submitted: Wed, March 13, 2013
  • Updated: Thu, March 14, 2013

  • Reported By: Stephanie — Silver Spring Maryland United States of America
Omni Tech Support
Internet United States of America

OmniTech Support REVIEW: OmniTech Support executive team and employees are committed to customer satisfaction. Omni Tech Support’s goal is to be the leading online technical support company in regards to customer satisfaction, will go all lengths to achieve their goal. Los Angeles , Californa
*UPDATE: Omni Tech Support pledges their commitment to always improving their operations by joining Ripoff Report’s Corporate Advocacy, Business Remediation and Customer Satisfaction Program. A program that benefits the consumer by increasing their confidence when doing business with a member business. OmniTech Support recognized by Ripoff Report Verified™ as a safe business service.

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EDitor’s UPDATE: Positive rating and recognition has been given to OmniTech Support for its commitment to excellence in customer service.

Ripoff Report’s discussions with Omni Tech Support have uncovered an ongoing commitment by the company to total client satisfaction. Omni Tech Support has worked hard to improve customer service to ensure that all clients will be satisfied with their online tech support plans and join the hundreds of thousands of customers that are satisfied with Omni Tech Support’s service. This means that clients can expect that the company will work towards finding a mutually satisfactory resolution to any complaints or concerns. Omni Tech Support listens carefully to client concerns and sees them as an opportunity to learn from past mistakes and become more efficient as a company in the services offered and the support for those services.
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The information provided in this report is based on comments made by Mark Haverman, Shiymy Bayer, and Dominque Porche-Goode during an on-site inspection held by a third party verification company with no biases toward Customer Focus Services.

Customer Focus Service’s (CFS) target market is anyone with a computer that is trying to use it primarily for work purposes that are having problems or issues needing to be resolved which stops them from being able to accomplish tasks. The company has been providing technical support for large corporations and companies. They feel they are very skilled at solving large issues as they have been in business for over 12 years. CFS states they have resolved close to half a million issues which provides their strong expertise and development of a deep knowledge base of issues that can be resolve over that period of time.

The typical experience that a customer may experience when working with CFS starts when the client calls in about a technical problem. The client will then explain the issue and CFS will describe how to fix the problem and how much it will cost. The company then sends the client an agreement of this term which is to be signed and sent back. From there, the company works with customers to fix problems. If for some reason CFS cannot fix the problem they will refund the customer’s money and tell them where the next best place to get the item fixed.

Most of the company’s advisement in products and services is handled in the sales department. They are trained to see symptoms and know what can be done to fix issues but are not trained to do them in that department. The sales department knows general things like if X is happening then Y would usually be the answer and they’ll recommend that. CFS has all the reps ask them if everything has been resolved during the course of working with the client. They take notes during the conversation and have the reps go through each point to ask them if there is anything else they can do. The company recently started sending out a survey to everyone after they have spoken with them. It is about 10-12 question survey asking all different aspects of their experience such as: How quickly was the issue resolved? Was the issue resolved to your satisfaction? How knowledgeable was the rep you spoke to? How would you rate them? Do you have any comments? The company states they are constantly asking the customer for feedback, what their thoughts are and what they want them to do. They ask the customer what they want and if it is in reason the company tries to accommodate the request.

STATED IMPROVEMENTS FROM OMNITECH SUPPORT.

Omni Tech Support has taken step to improve our customer service by hiring a team of expert customer service personal that work right here, with the CEO, in the corporate office. This enables us to see directly into what issues customers are bringing to our attention and we can roll out the necessary improvements and changes with moments notice, as the heads of the team work in the same office as the management.

In working with customers to make sure they understand their purchases, the company feels they have developed a pretty solid system. When the customer signs up, CFS sends them the terms of service and anything relevant to what they offer. Additionally, the company sends them an ecosign summarizing what they are paying for (the price, what is included, etc.) and the customer has to sign and send it back. After that is completed, the company will then work on their computer. The customer has to acknowledge they know what the company is doing and they agree with the charges.

Customer Focus Services wants to be able to cut the time it takes to resolve an issue. Mark Haverman stated, “Many times a customer’s computer is slow or there are issues with the computer speed or the Internet speed and we are constantly looking for ways to decrease the amount of time it takes to diagnose the issue and to resolve the issue. To that effect we are increasing our knowledge base to make sure that the agent tech support has the most current information about that issue and the fastest way to fix that. There’s still improvement to be made when our tech support is having trouble so instead of having a technician to sit there and try to work it out their self, we escalate it to a higher level much quicker. We’re investing in automated tools that will help fix the issues. There are a number of initiatives that we are in the process of that will reduce the amount of time it will take to resolve the issue. That is probably our number one thing that we need to do as an organization in order to provide a better level of service to our customers.”

The company states when resolving complaints it is taking too long to fix an issue. To remedy this, CFS basically focuses on the issue, is thorough and acts as quick as possible. They feel they actually have a knowledge base that lends to anytime anything is ever happened in any computer and was resolved successfully its added to their knowledge base. When a customer contacts the company they can discover what the problem is so that the lower tier technicians will look through the knowledge base and see what works to try first. The company is working to speed up their processes.

Dominque Porche-Goode recalled an instance of working with a customer stating. “We had somebody from Canada who we connected his computer but his computer was painfully slow so we couldn’t run scans. We had him send his computer to us and we paid for his shipping. We tried to fix his computer here but it was so badly infected so we bought him a new laptop. He wasn’t satisfied in the beginning because it was taking too long and the techs were telling him his computer wasn’t working fast enough to have it scanned.”

Since the company has received complaints through Ripoff Report, they have started sending out surveys. Additionally, they have been following up with customers closer to when they have been escalated. The company also notes they have been taking a lot of inbound calls in their corporate office. If a customer calls the main line and it is not resolved right away they will take it in the corporate office. The difference between their office and the other office is that they can do whatever we need to in their corporate office.

Customer Focus Services feels the Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation and Customer Satisfaction Program commits to certain standards of how to deal with customers by making sure that important issues are dealt with appropriately. The company states they resolve the issues for customers or we provide them with a refund and have a number of different 24/7 customer service and support reps if they have an issue we get it resolved quickly. Mark Haverman stated “The CAP program is our commitment to following Ripoff Report’s guidelines of providing our customers a quality experience.”

Within the company’s upper management they state that they want every customer satisfied. Mark Havermen mentions, “Sometimes we cannot resolve the issue and the customer still has an issue that is beyond our capability. In that case we issue a full refund but there can be a situation where the customer still has a problem and we can’t help them. We refer them out to an offsite technician or the manufacturer and tell them we try to do whatever we can do to make the customer satisfied whether it is a full refund or a gift certificate. There have been times where we paid for the shipping for them to send the computer to our office to fix. We try to do whatever we can do to satisfy the customer within our abilities. We have learned the speed of resolution is really important and having 24/7 customer service is important. We definitely have learned things from the feedback we are getting and we have definitely built a better business from it.”



Omni Tech Support / Statements from the owner.

Omni Tech Support has grown exponentially in the past few years to become one of the leading online tech support companies available. We have also doubled and trippled our efforts to be the best provider of 3rd party support for Microsoft products, and offer ongoing training and tips to both our staff and clients alike to ensure that the highest level of support is always available. Omni Tech Support is committed to cutting edge technology; by hiring an executive R&D department that tests the latest and greatest in tech support, we ensure that everything we do is cutting edge and will help our clients to the best of our ability.

Omni Tech Support's service team have expressed that they feel very confident doing their job. The project manager at Omni stated "The research and development team is absolutely amazing. We can login in the morning to the ever growing K-Base and find hundreds of updated articles, service materials and references that we didn’t see the previous day. With support at the level, it is understandable why we are referred to as experts.”

"Satisfying a customer’s expectations to our best ability is the best sign of growing success". Some of the other things Ripoff Report learned in the course of its investigation: typical customer feedback reads: “Omni Tech Support truly communicate all aspects of the job in a timely and effective manner. We are very pleased with the responsiveness that he and his employees show us. They are serious about meeting commitments, and deliver on all their promises."

In summary, after our investigation, which included discussions with the CEO of Omni Tech Support, and many of his past and current associates, Ripoff Report is convinced that Omni Tech Support is committed to quality delivery of services resulting in total client satisfaction.

Read more about why consumers should feel confident when doing business with a member of Rip-off Report's Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation & Customer Satisfaction Program. Yes, it’s a long name for a program that does a lot for both consumers and businesses alike.

Read about Rip-off Report Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation & Customer Satisfaction Program,.. A program that benefits the consumer, assures them of complete satisfaction and confidence when doing business with a member business. this program works.

As a matter of policy, when a business becomes a member of the Corporate Advocacy Program they agree to allow Ripoff Report to contact every client who filed a complaint so they can make things right with them. In order to confirm that the complaints were resolved, Ripoff Report is copied on all responses so we can insure that the member business did right by their customer .. OmniTech Support technical staff did just that with no problem.

NOW TO THE ORIGINAL REPORT THAT WAS FILED

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Omni Tech Support fraudulent, dishonest, misleading, Internet

I looked on-line for an answer to a problem I was having with my Outlook contacts.  I found a site that offered Outlook technical support and called it (877-223-9261).  After listening to my problem, the representative connected me with Omni Tech Support, tech #40, an on-line chat connection.

After several exchanges, I asked the tech if Omni Tech Support was part of Microsoft.  He answered that they had been handling technical support for Microsoft for 11 years.

However, instead of answering my question as to how to solve my problem with my Outlook contact list, he said he needed to check my computer, and asked for permission to look at it remotely.  I agreed, and he did so.  He used something called "Smart PC Care" to scan it, which supposedly found  many, many problems.

After scanning with "Smart PC Care," he said my computer was corrupted and infected and needed significant work to solve my problem.  When I asked what that would entail, he said it would cost $299.  I expressed surprise and asked what other options might be available.  At this point, he began to tell me my computer was in dire need of his help, right now; otherwise things would get much worse.

Too late, I realized something was very wrong here, and got off the connection.  I removed "Smart PC Care" from my computer, scanned for viruses and malware (none found).  Later, I found that the solution to my problem with my contact list was something easily done in about 5 minutes, with the right knowledge.

He deceptively portrayed his company as connected with Microsoft, and then preyed upon my fears of a "corrupted and infected" computer to try to sell me a ridiculously inflated service, and never answered what turned out to be a very simple question about correcting a problem in Outlook contacts.




This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 03/13/2013 06:07 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Omni-Tech-Support/internet/Omni-Tech-Support-fraudulent-dishonest-misleading-Internet-1027951. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 General Comment

OmniTechSupport/Fixnow.us is not Gold partner

AUTHOR: TurboNerd - ()

Last month i tried to verify their GOLD and SILVER partner status with microsoft. According to microsoft they do not have any Competancies with microsoft under several names supplied by their support representatives upon several online chat and phone conversations referring to the BBB page instead of microsoft pinpoint page. Under the advisement of microsoft i asked them to supply their competancy(certification) ID or the name the competancy is filed under. 

I was unable to get a proper response from OmniTech only that they "cannot use the logo without microsofts permission" we all know anybody can make the logo with their logo creator and post it independantly/fraudulantly without permission and i pointed that out to them. Mysteriouly three days after my inquiries their GOLD and SILVER certificate logo was removed from both OmniTechSupport/Fixnow.us websites. That was in february.

I contacted OmniTech Support again and got the same run around referring to the BBB after waiting for them to probably contact a supervisor whom should have the information if this was a legitimate organization.

Upon contacting microsoft yet again they DO NOT HAVE ANY COMPETANCIES with microsoft.

I needed support for my business and needed to independantly verify credentials and was unable to get ANY credentials from OmniTech support

To the poster of the rebuttal post you misrepresented your business by stating

"We never informed her that we are handling technical support for Microsoft for 11 years; we have handled support for Microsoft products for 11 years. In fact, we are a Microsoft-certified Gold Partner."

If microsoft is false Please post a reply with your VERIFIABLE credentials (any business is required to post licenes/bond information at location or supply them upon request) this may not be a licence or bond but it is a claim and should be verified upon request.

I have sence found legitimate tech support vs a suspect one.

As of 03-17-2013 their business is currently under review and I am unable to verify their A+ rating at this point in time but last month it was an A-.
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We are not Microsoft. We are a Microsoft-Certified Partner, and are an independent global Tech Support organization, providing support for any kind of software-related issues to our customers for last 11+ years. We make sure the fact that we are an independent company is openly communicated to our customers. Our technicians are trained and certified to work on Microsoft products in addition to working on other software, networking, setup, registry and virus issues.

We never informed her that we are handling technical support for Microsoft for 11 years; we have handled support for Microsoft products for 11 years. In fact, we are a Microsoft-certified Gold Partner. She misunderstood our statement, as is readily apparent when reading the chat transcript. This customer was not scammed into anything, which we can demonstrate in that we record every keystroke of every chat we have with a customer, as well as all steps we undertake in trouble-shooting and solving a customers issue. We are providing the chat transcript which will make it transparent.  

Below is the chat transcript:

2:09 AM C2C_Stephanie K****: It says the publisher cannot be verified, and asks if I am sure I want to run this application -- Is your service part of Microsoft?

2:10 AM Tech 40: Stephanie, we are OmniTech Support; a independent service provider for all Microsoft related issues and have been in this service for the last 11 years.

2:10 AM Tech 40: Please CLICK on RUN if prompted.

2:11 AM C2C_Stephanie K****: OK, I need to get that screen back, as it has gone

2:13 AM Tech 40: Please click on Yes when prompted to establish the remote connection.

2:14 AM Tech 40: I am able to view your screen now.

2:14 AM C2C_Stephanie K****: OK

2:14 AM Tech 40: Please stay online while I have a check on your computer.

2:14 AM C2C_Stephanie K****: OK

2:18 AM Tech 40: Thank you for staying online.

2:18 AM C2C_Stephanie K****: you're welcome

2:19 AM Tech 40: After working on the issue I have noticed that some of the registry keys associate with file sorting is not up to date or has got corrupted due to which you are facing this issue.

2:19 AM Tech 40: There might be some errors or infections present in your computer which is causing all these issues.

2:19 AM Tech 40: I will manually repair if any corrupted registry keys and infections present in your computer along with fixing the current issue to prevent further damage or occurrence of similar issues.

2:19 AM C2C_Stephanie K****: Thanks

This person called us on March 12, 2013 saying that she wants to sort the contacts in OUTLOOK in alphabetic order as it was earlier. Our representative assisted her and got her connected to our technician to fix the issue. Then our technician took remote access over the customers computer with her prior permission to check the issue and to fix it. The only way to diagnosis the issue is, to check it through remote access. Accordingly, our technician analyzed the issue. Then, we ran a recognized, 3rd-party PC Health Check up tool and it produced a result displaying some infections and that result was conveyed to the customer.  

As some issues are more complex than they, initially, appear and may be linked to other issues affecting the computers performance, we ran the Health Check up tool. We clearly told the customer that there might be some error or infections present on her computer. We then inform her about the service charges for cleaning her infected computer, she declined and disconnected the chat session.

In this instance, we regret that Ms. Stephanie K****s issue was not fixed and she felt that we just try to sell a ridiculously inflated service. We could have provided her a good support and services if we would get a valid opportunity, which is what we never got from the customer. We are an organization, where we always try to provide the best services to our customers who truly need our support. Thats why we have earned and maintained an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.
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