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iI DO NOT TRUST THE HP CHAT HELP SITES I HAVE CONTACTED

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This is a new computer and I have needed help in getting it set up properly.  I tried to get help on a chat screen and did not feel these werew authentic agents.  I was asking for basic issues setting up my desktop, etc. and was told I needed to purchase new software which made no sense and another time he wanted to enter and control my computer to make changes.  I do not know who to contact about this because I tthink the help screens have been scammed.  What should I do>

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Reminder to those reading:

Do NOT respond to vermin who post phone numbers or email addresses.

HP does not post phone numbers or email in Community messages.

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I am sorry you were almost caught.

 

There are a lot of scam / Not-HP websites out there.

Some of these sites are run by rats just trying to take advantage of you.

 

HP does not jump out and ask you to purchase software.

HP does not try to worm into your system and then tell you your computer is full of bugs and threats.

 

The HP Website - in which our HP Community is located - provides access to HP Technical Support, Shopping, Drivers, and help documents.

 

What else?

One very famous (infamous) type of "fake" site are those sites with "123" in the name.

 

Beware of Fake "123" Sites

 

The "Real Deal"

123.hp.com - Printer setup from the HP® Official site

https://123.hp.com/

 

 

The official HP 123 site is where you can find the appropriate (and free) software and drivers for your printer.

 

The official HP 123 site is not a website where odd chat boxes pop up on the screen and someone tries to offer you "Services" if you would just give out your credit card and information. Not.

 

 

  • There are several “fake” sites listed (in search engines) for “123” – please make sure you are using the actual “HP” site.

 

  • Notice the website address – the real HP site does not contain any extra verbiage.  For example, there is no “setup” or other extra bits in the address.

 

  • HP websites are the only websites allowed to use the HP copyright circle/logo.  Look for the copyright on any website claiming to be HP. If in doubt, scroll to the bottom of the Website to find HP copyright logo.  Example:  “© Copyright <year> HP Development Company, L.P.”

 

  • If you are asked for money to correct "issues" on your computer OR if the “help” wants to log into your computer, you are using a “fake” site. Do not give these people your information!  Run away!

 

READ – Be Informed – Be Aware

 

HP Fraud Alert: Protecting Yourself from Scams | HP® Official Site

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From HP:  HP Fraud Alert: Protect Yourself from Scams, Report Suspicious Calls

Document includes links to USA and Canadian authorities to report the incident.

 

Excerpted

Recently, HP has seen an increased number of third-party support websites selling HP driver downloads or diagnostic tools. Many of these websites use the HP trademark symbol and claim to be official HP distributors.

 

If your product supports your operating system, HP offers your driver and software at no additional cost through the HP website.

 

Use caution when dealing with any website that asks you to pay for HP driver downloads or tools that claim to diagnose your HP products. These websites might not be affiliated with HP in any way.

 

Do not install BIOS updates from a motherboard manufacturer's website. Only install BIOS updates from HP. Installing BIOS updates from the motherboard manufacturer can prevent the computer from accepting an HP system recovery. This could result in a loss of data.

 

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In Windows

Settings > System > About > (Support) Online support > Contact an HP Agent

 

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(here at the Community)

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