Alandata has been doing data recovery for over 30 years. Within the past 6 years or so we have noticed a huge increase in schill data recovery companies and anyone with a computer claiming they do data recovery. With the advancements in technology and with so many people/companies using computers there is a huge market for data recovery. With this influx we have witnessed a vast amount of deceit, fraud, scams, anything people can do. It’s actually quite scary what some companies do with your data out there, that the customer is not aware of. So we decided to help out the public and help you protect yourself and your private personal data. We are going to discuss what to look for when finding a company, and how to identify what it is you find. If you haven’t already, please go ahead and read this article first that discusses the 4 major types of data recovery companies.
*** Any company big or small can try and scam customers and rip them off! There is an incredible amount of scrupulous recovery companies out there, and the more knowledge you have in identifying them, the safer your personal data will be.***
Finding a Data Recovery company you can trust is a lot harder than you may think. This is even more difficult when you are finding them online. Due to advancements in technology more and more people are advertising/claiming data recovery. This technology makes it easier to get jobs in, ship them out, outsource, have people in other countries dial in, etc. A website online will say anything and present themselves as any way they want because of the anonimity that surrounds it. They take advantage of that, and in turn take advantage of their customer or would be customers who pass by their site.
So how do you identify these companies, and how do you protect yourself from being tricked into a fake company? On average most customers when looking to get their data off a damaged media, usually google some form of data recovery and click on the top links. These pages are the top ranked in that search term but what’s behind this facade of a webpage? Why is it the top site? What makes them the top site? More often than not it’s because they pay to be there. Using google ads and pay per clicks. Most people come across the top site and see a bunch of data recovery sales pitches that look good to them, so they call/send off their recovery based off the presentation of the companies website. This is the biggest mistake one can do! You usually go to a website and are looking to see the answer to your problem of do they do data recovery and does their website say they can do it? Well yes of course it will say that because they want your money.
The questions you need to ask yourself when you look at the website are :
After you look through the site and decide you would like to know more, you need to do some research on the company.
A good amount of information can be received if you call and talk to them. Be careful of salesmen, it’ll be an extension of their website sales pitch.
Visit the company if you can! If you can drop the drive off locally then take advantage of it.
Here at Alandata Data Recovery we are more than happy to help you out. If you have any questions or concerns about data recovery, and need some help, please feel free to give us a call or email. We are real data recovery experts and want to maintain the integrity and quality of this field. So give us a call today for your free second opinion on your data recovery, and know it’s in the hands of someone you can trust. Never search and find the first link and then settle! Evaluations should always be free, a real data recovery expert knows it takes very few minutes to look at the drive to evaluate it, if they charge evaluation fees its because they are trying to make money or cover shipping costs to send it elsewhere.
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