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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: 3) by EvilJim on Wednesday March 05 2014, @08:35PM

    by EvilJim (2501) on Wednesday March 05 2014, @08:35PM (#11504) Journal

    general rule, if anyone contacts you out of the blue for anything to do with your systems, tell them to fuck off. even if it is Micro$oft, wait until they're pounding on your front door with the police before you let the goons in. I had a call not long ago from someone pretending to be our new account manager from dell... well we've never bought brand new from Dell so that was the first red flag, checked with Dell and they confirmed they do not cold call for that type of thing. I kept the guy talking for a while just for fun but should really have just asked which office he was from so I could call him back on the advertised office number, that would've stopped him in his tracks. might be slightly different if they've been doing this semi-legally for some time though.

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