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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, Interesting) by dogstar13 on Wednesday March 05 2014, @07:52PM

    by dogstar13 (1500) on Wednesday March 05 2014, @07:52PM (#11487)

    I went through this last year with the Canadian division of my company. At first I thought it was bullshit, but I was able to validate it directly with Microsoft and it turned out to be legitimate. Microsoft is employing some of their partners to conduct these software audits. It wasn't that big of a deal. More hassle than anything. Just last week we received an audit notice for our US division. Evidently sales are weak at Microsoft and they're sending their goons out to shake down their customers.

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