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posted by LaminatorX on Wednesday March 05 2014, @06:30PM   Printer-friendly
from the It's-a-trap! dept.

dotdotdot writes:

"I am the IT guy for a small business with about 20 users. We use Microsoft Windows and Office, and I regularly audit our Microsoft volume license usage to make sure we are compliant.

I received an email from Accordo Group Ltd about a Microsoft Volume License Software Asset Management (SAM) License Review. The introduction letter stated, 'Microsoft would like to work with your company to review all Microsoft software products in use throughout your organization. This review process will be undertaken with all customers over a period of time and is intended to help you control your software assets.' The email and all the attachments were written as if they were from Microsoft, not Accordo. My first and last name, as well as the name of my company, were all misspelled.

So this is what I would like to ask SN:
Has anyone else had to deal with this? Are they just phishing for people who will agree to this?"

 
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  • (Score: 4, Informative) by dilbert on Wednesday March 05 2014, @06:49PM

    by dilbert (444) on Wednesday March 05 2014, @06:49PM (#11456)

    The WayBack Machine [archive.org] shows they've had a web presence for over a decade, and linked in has corresponding profiles for people listed in their about [accordo.com] page.

    That doesn't mean they aren't trying to misrepresent their relationship with Microsoft, and are probably very adept at using doublespeak to imply they represent Microsoft, when in reality it looks like they want to represent you to Microsoft for an audit.

    I still say BS.

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  • (Score: 4, Insightful) by dyingtolive on Wednesday March 05 2014, @06:58PM

    by dyingtolive (952) on Wednesday March 05 2014, @06:58PM (#11464)

    And even if they are on the up and up, who really wants to go looking for an audit?

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