• Report: #901393

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  • Submitted: Fri, June 22, 2012
  • Updated: Fri, August 03, 2012

  • Reported By: Roadrunner55 — Other Canada
Omnitech Support
Los Angeles, California United States of America

OmniTech Support REVIEW: Omni Tech Support commitment to total customer satisfaction. Omni Tech Support’s approach is to treat each customer with respect. “Always committed to 100% customer satisfaction regardless of the necessary persistence.” Los Angeles , Californa
*UPDATE: Omni Tech Support pledges their commitment to Ripoff Report Corporate Advocacy, Business Remediation and Customer Satisfaction Program. A program that benefits the consumer, assures them of complete satisfaction and confidence when doing business with a member business. Omni Tech Support recognized by Ripoff Report Verified™

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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.


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.



Omnitech Support Unethical practices?? Fearful for my internet security. Los Angeles, California

Today, after having some issues with Windows Live Mail, I connected to this company through a search that I truly believed to be a microsoft site.  Even though I attempted access by telephone, I was put on to the internet chat with a lady, Eileen.

I described the problem at which time she asked to allow remote access to my computer, to which I consented (permission given for One Time Only, thank goodness).  She then asked me to log into my email account through a login that I had not seen before.  Well, surprise, surprise, it did not accept my password and she asked me to give the password on the chat.  Stupidly, I did so, with red flags going off in my head, as I have always considered myself to be pretty savvy in this area, but for the first time in my 20 years on the internet, I did so, still thinking that this was a direct link from Microsft (silly silly me....I am still kicking myself!)

After a few minutes, she reported that I had a polymorph virus which could be cleaned for a nominal fee, and when I asked about this fee, she proceeded to describe this Assurance program, for $299.00.

I may be slow, but not dead, and at this time I questioned where on the Microsoft site I could find this Assurance Program, and I know that at one point I asked if I was chatting with a Microsoft technician.  The answer I received, was a generic one of sorts, and instead of being led to a Microsoft site, I was brought to the Omnitech site.

Within a very short period of time, the ability to add a statement to the chat box had terminated.

After approximately 20 years on computers, I can honestly say I immediately felt a sense of dread that both my email and my internet security had been compromised.  I have closed my Windows Live Mail account, I contacted my ISP and had my password changed, and I am in the process of scanning my computer with numerous scanners to ensure that my computer has not been compromised.

When I did a search on this company, and I have found very little (not even Wikipedia!).

In my humble opinion, be afraid!

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 06/22/2012 12:48 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Omnitech-Support/Los-Angeles-California-/Omnitech-Support-Unethical-practices-Fearful-for-my-internet-security-Los-Angeles-Ca-901393. 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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This person obviously had some computer-related issue, which is why he contacted us. However, he is totally incorrect that Microsoft sites are directing customers to our site. We are not part of Microsoft, however we are certified to work on Microsoft products, and we are a very large tech support company,with thousands of satisfied customers. Therefore, if the customer did a Google or Yahoo search on Microsoft Windows Support or Windows Live Mail support,  wed come up in a prominent position. Initially, this person called us and our representative assisted him to get connected to one of our technicians who could, eventually, resolve the issue through online remote access. Thats the reason we got him connected to our technician through online chat. Sometimes, a few issues require voice support only, which we also do.  But, in this instance, it was necessary to access the computer remotely to resolve the issue.

Initially, we asked this person to test his email accounts username and password by logging in to his/her provider's webmail, but the login window seemed strange to him!  However, the login details might not have been correctly typed and it resulted login failure, saying, the password is incorrect. Therefore, we requested him to ENTER the password again himself. We did not ask him to disclose the password on chat. Somehow, he misunderstood this clear direction.

A possible reason for a correct user-name and password failing in  Windows Mail is one of account corruption. One thing we would try as a possible quick-fix is to delete that corrupted email program entirely, reinstall and restart Windows Mail, then recreate that same account. Therefore, we ran a 3rd-party PC scan to see if anything was corrupting the account and it produced a result, showing that a polymorph virus had corrupted the Windows Email account. Our technician conveyed the result to this person. As our System Assurance Programs are very beneficial and are effective in maintaining any computer always bug-free and as it benefits our subscribers for our plans economical price (including unlimited remote access tech support), we offered a choice of those assurance plans to him.  Even our single issue pricing is quite affordable. This person had been shown those assurance plans on our website (www.omnitechsupport.com ), where every detail is highlighted right from the beginning. We also CLEARLY told him that we are not related to Microsoft and that we are independent support organization since our founding in 2000. We never passed ourselves off as technicians from Microsoft.

Unfortunately, the chat session was disconnected due to drop in his internet connection. Immediately, we called this person and requested him to connect back to our technician in terms of resolving the issue. But he chose not to connect back and declined our offer; which he did mention later in the Rip-Off Report website.

We, at OmniTech Support, are not a scam and do not engage in ripping off people; we provide cost-effective support to many thousands per day. We do not do any phishing or any other unethical practices. We neither ask nor record anyones sensitive data like email, password and we have never done so. We are very transparent and our processes are very reliable and we provide satisfactory services to our customer, which is why OmniTech Support has been awarded with an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.

Needless to say, this complaint is totally groundless and we think, its a questionable practice to post such unrealistic comments, as competitors who cannot match our price and services often do just that.
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AUTHOR: Roadrunner55 - (Canada)

In fairness to the company, I will update that since my original report I received a voicemail from the company advising me that our connection had unexpectedly terminated and that I would be reconnected if I returned the call.  I have no plans to return the call based on my experience in general and the fact that I was asked to give my email password; a questionable practise.
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