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WYO Inventory Software Scam

by hhdawrs / January 15, 2013 / 11:29 AM UTC

WYO was a free home inventory program given the top rating by CNet. Many thousands downloaded it. CNet still loves it.

WYO sent an email to all users to update to version 4.19. Clicking the link locks and hides the user's own computer inventory files. I can no longer access work started in Nov. 2011.

WYO says my computer data is not lost. All i Need to do is send them $39.99 and they will send me an unlock code.

Beware of this brazenly fraudulently company.

Hey CNet, why the delay in changing your cozyness with WYO?

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I see it's not for download today.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 16, 2013 / 2:11 PM UTC

How does it make them cozy?

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WYO
by hhdawrs / January 17, 2013 / 12:23 PM UTC

My sarcastic way of wondering why CNet continues to rate WYO so highly.

I believe high praise of the product implies the same for the supplier.

If WYO company is justified in locking users' personal computer data without any warning, would you let us know your reasoning?

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From what I see you can rate it.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 17, 2013 / 12:26 PM UTC
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Users can rate most things. See if this allows it.

Many of those reviews/ratings are out dated. We all wish they had the time and staff to re-review all of them but for now, look to see if you can rate it. (I have your rating and rattling here!)
Bob

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by hhdawrs / January 17, 2013 / 11:09 PM UTC

I think I've had my say and am done with WYO. If something new happens with them, I'd appreciate a heads up.

I enjoyed our back and forth, as many seem to get nasty very fast.

Nice meeting you, and goodbye for now.
Herb

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by demckaig / February 11, 2015 / 1:35 PM UTC
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I paid the $24.99 in July, 2014 through my PayPal account to get back access to my home inventory data. The support agreement was supposed to last for 1 year renewable til cancelled in July, 2015. I just got a notice from PayPal that I authorized another $24.99 payment on February 6, 2015 which is 6 months early for the renew date. Watch out people! I will post the results of my unauthorized PayPal experience with WYO when it is resolved.

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