Complaint Review: MBCONTACT.COM
- Phone: 18669034555
- Category: Computer Software
MBCONTACT.COM attempted download free AVG anti-virus , rogue site asked for extra money for exras Nationwide Internet
*Consumer Comment: AVG and other software companies are not to blame
One month later, realised didn't have anti-virus (but several software suites "doing scans" attempting to get me to buy their products - it would appear I must have unwittingly downloaded them on the day I signed up products of this rogue company - I responded to "download this anti-spyware facility" (for example) by clicking where shown and waiting for the download. One had a similar name to Registry mend (another word was used instead of mend), one was "Uni-blue" etc etc
Don't want to name the software "companies" that I believe are connected with these fraudsters, in case they are completely innocent and found their way onto my computer simply by my ham-fisted attempts to be computer literate. I suspect them, because when I was busy "downloading the multiple software for protection of my computer" that this Mbcontact lot were offering, I think it must have been all these spyware/anti-virus/ suites, that by default, appeared when turning on computer, apparantly doing helpful looking scans, that warned me of awful dangers that could be averted and destroyed by me signing up and paying for more help
Have since found websites devoted to the victims of this outfit (mbcontact) who also unwittingly clicked on similar sounding websites to those of bone-fide companies (like AVG - or spybot type of things) they were trying to source.
I was pleasantly surprised that my credit card company refunded the 25, even 'though we didn't report this until 6 weeks later.
I have suggested to someone at AVG: that there website offering free downloads should have a warning, if any sites are not entitled "XYZ", PLEASE PRESUME THEY ARE NOT FREE DOWNLOADS FROM AVG, beware of similar sounding sites
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