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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, Insightful) by bucc5062 on Wednesday March 05 2014, @08:01PM

    by bucc5062 (699) on Wednesday March 05 2014, @08:01PM (#11493)

    On the other hand, a more "formal" communication may have more validity in the form of a registered letter. I would think it a valid defense to say, "I got an unsecure email asking for key information with no way to verify. I did the proper thing and deleted it to avoid any data or system corruption or criminal malfeasance."

    Or something like that.

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  • (Score: 3, Interesting) by frojack on Wednesday March 05 2014, @08:25PM

    by frojack (1554) on Wednesday March 05 2014, @08:25PM (#11502) Journal

    Had dotdotdot been running a properly configured spam filter he would never have seen this message, so you have to assume 95% of the time the company never hears back from the target of this implied threat.
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    The translation of that phrase amounts to:
    If you ignore our spam we may have to actually spend 49 cents and send you junk mail via the post office. Registered? Highly unlikely. That costs real money, about 6 bucks [certified-...elopes.com].

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