Airtel PC Secure Scam

bsd

cool guy
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got call from airtel customer care saying that ,your broadband plan have a free anti-virus software and asked me to give my email id , i gave them my id. know question is any of you guys using this service,and if yes please let me know about the anti-virus(pc secure). currently i am using panda cloud antivirus.
 

Sushubh

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avoid. ignore. forget. airtel is probably getting paid for this free offer from the company offering the solution. stick to panda and stay cool.
 

vjprakashbe

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For me it came via auto subscriptions. Each complaint I made, they auto subscribed one license to me. Last month there were six complaints from me to Airtel for internet not working. Received six PC secure auto subscriptions. I replied all the six to f**k off. Finally, Bill came this month. Four got unsubscribed, one license was free and one was charged for Rs.87 + taxes. Called 121 and shouted… got my money back.
 


Bobbyguitarist

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No. beam also gives Symantec end point protection. If i remember correctly tikona also gives Free F secure license with their internet connection.But IMO stick to panda cloud anti virus.
 

Bobbyguitarist

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Just wait for next month bill and they will add it again in your bill :tongue_2:
They are supposed to be free.
 


Sid

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Yes i know but they charge it too sometimes > My frnd calls every month (i think 4 months now) about this issue, getting 75+ added as PC secure charges (shown as DSL charges or something in the bill.) Better avoid it.
 

bsd

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ha ha that's why i have posted a question i thought something fishy, because i am subscriber of their service from past 4 years, but from yesterday only i am selected by them for this offer:eek:hmy:. i have received the key,but any way i wont using that. happy with PANDA:island:. thank you guys for your information.
 

Sushubh

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Oct 29, 2004
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this is what airtel does. it has turned into a business model for them. they would subscribe you to a service. it would be free for a while and then it would be turned into a paid subscription. people who check their bills closely would notice, complain and get their money back. a lot of people would not, and airtel would make money from them till they do.
 

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