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Is Intelligeeks a legitimate company?

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Is Intelligeeks a legitimate company?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Fraud Examiner
Expert:  Zoey_JD replied 1 year ago.
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This company's WHOIS shows that this company has only been around for 5 months and its website will expire in 7 more. This is a bad sign. It claims an address in Pennsylvania but is not registered to do business there with the Pennsylvania Secretary of STate. That's a bad sign too.
If you got an unsolicited call from this company and granted them remote access to your computer or downloaded software onto your computer that they provided you with, you are in danger of identity theft.
You should never grant remote access to any so called computer tech company who makes an unsolicited call to you and tells you that your computer has problems for which they can offer you protection. This is a well-known scam. Allowing anyone or any company into your computer without fully vetting their reputation first is a good way to get hacked and to give an unscrupulous person access to all of your accounts.
Here's how the scam works:
You get a cold call from a supposed computer tech company, usually, but not always claiming to be associated with Microsoft/Windows or some other important company and telling you that your computer has bugs which they can repair for you. Many of these calls actually originate from overseas, especially India, and the caller may have a heavy accent.
What these folks are looking to do is to is to get remote access and/or to install malware which would allow them to hack into your computer, phish for passwords, get into your accounts and rob you blind.
If the above is what happened to you, you need to take your computer to a local tech that you can see for yourself and trust and have him debug your computer. Or, if you're technically savvy, you can post a question in our computer section where a verified computer technician can walk you through the debugging. When you are through, change all of your PIN numbers and passwords that you use online.
If you paid them by credit card, call your credit card carrier, cancel your credit card and open up a new one. Then take all precautions against identity theft. Tell your credit card company you want to do a chargeback on the payment you made, because they are not legitimate computer technicians.
Report the fraud to your police. to the FBI at IC3.gov and to the Federal Trade Commission at FTC.gov.

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