I got contacted by “Anatha anatha”, a support specialist ( :))) – can’t stop laughing) who is offering “free” support to Avira Antivirus customers.
As the description says, they are “an independent Support Provider for Avira Antivirus” and they have a free telephone number (+ 49-800-181-0338) for all customers in Germany.
A simple search for that number gives you: A LOT of activity online.
There are videos on Youtube, there are pictures on Flickr and there is even a website: http://www.supportaviranummer.com
If you look at this website, it is half in German and half in English.
Yes, they even have a Refund Policy : http://www.supportaviranummer.com/refund-policy.html
So, if it is “free”, why is there a refund policy? 🙂
If you look at the whois information, you see that it is actually owned by an Indian company “Y.E.C.A. COMPUTERS”:
Registrant Name: Y.E.C.A. COMPUTERS
Registrant Organization: Y.E.C.A. COMPUTERS
Registrant Street: 111, SHIVPURI, PATEL NAGAR, NEAR CENTRAL BANK OF INDIA
Registrant City: Kanpur
Registrant State/Province: Uttar Pradesh
Registrant Postal Code: 208007
Registrant Country: IN
Registrant Phone: +91.8081810673
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax: +91.8081989024
Registrant Fax Ext:
The domain is fresh:
Creation Date: 2018-03-30T14:28:49Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2019-03-30T14:28:49Z
So, why are they doing that?
Are there also such services for other AV producers?
http://supportsymantecnummer.com/ : NO
http://supportbitdefendernummer.com/ : NO
http://supportkasperskynummer.com/ : NO
http://supportmcafeenummer.com/ : NO
… well … I guess Avira deserves special attention.
As for the nice lady in the picture, it is just stock photo. On the website above there are even more of these.
Update: This is actually the known actress Bettina Zimmermann and the photo is taken from here: https://www.gala.de/stars/party/preisverleihung–deutscher-filmpreis-2008_20385728-20385642.html
What did I do with the LinkedIn request? Report as fake and Block!
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