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JayPGeeee
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HP Smartfriend seems like a total scam.

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I accidentally deleted my audio drivers on my laptop.  When I have the HP site detect my model, it finds it, then provides ONE option for a driver that my OS doesn't even support.  I spent 2 hours with a windows tech who eventually said it comes back to HP who needs to direct me to the older version of the driver and its installer.

 

I signed up for Smartfriend, but nothing happened (no emails, no phone number provided, etc.) so I thought I signed up wrong.  Did it again now I'm charged twice.  Finally got emails a day later.  Fair enough, figured I'd just call the billing number to correct the duplicate.  It hangs up on me/fails every time I call.

 

Fair enough, I figured I'd at least call the service number to get my issue fixed.  That call fails every time I call it.

 

This reeks of a scam.  Cancelling the payment through my credit card company.  BUYERS BEWARE.   

 

Don't even bother copying and pasting your company blurb crap in this thread.  This is a warning to other consumers.  You can post blurbs but you can't answer the phone, I get it.

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Should you wish to do so, you can kindly ask for help with the Audio problem here in the Community.

 

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JayPGeeee
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Thanks but already disputed with my credit card company.  The HP numbers for technical support and billing do not work.  I paid for nothing.

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@JayPGeeee 

 

"Thanks, but"

 

Well, you are welcome.

 

I believed the process should work to contact support -- it is unfortunate the phone contact at the website did not help.

 

I understand the frustration.

 

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Hi@JayPGeeee

  

Welcome to HP Support Community

 

II suggest you contact HP Smart Friend if you are facing issues with 3rd party Apps and bill related, Please contact smart friend.

 

Link: https://www8.hp.com/us/en/services/consumer/smartfriend-overview.html

 

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