A couple of months ago, I transferred files to a new computer. My Quickbooks wouldn't work. Called support and they told me my files were corrupted because they were transferred without appropriate extensions. They charged me $1500 to repair corrupted files.
I guess I was very naive because I just read about all the self-help tools to repair corrupted files. I feel I was ripped off. The support person never told me about these tools.
What do you think I should do?
This doesn't sound like Intuit. Do you have any emailed or chat transcripts of who you interacted with? Any specific email you sent the file to? Where EXACTLY did you get the phone number you called? There are people out there pretending to be QuickBooks support and running scams. You may have even seen their posts on the board saying "Call quickbooks support no wait" with an 800 number in strange format.
If you WERE taken advantage of by one of these other people or companies, you can contact your bank or credit card company and see if you can dispute the charge.
Hi there, @anbro50.
I appreciate you for joining and sharing your experience with us.
In QuickBooks Desktop, we offer Care Plans in which you can subscribe for technical support to help you fix issues such as data damage. However, the amount should not reach $1400. For detailed information about the plan types, benefits, and price, you can refer to the following article: Care Plans for QuickBooks Desktop Pro, Premier, and Mac.
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