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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: 2) by Blackmoore on Wednesday March 05 2014, @10:49PM

    by Blackmoore (57) on Wednesday March 05 2014, @10:49PM (#11565) Journal

    what's most painful is these guys are either hoping to find an idiot who can't see a misspelling, or they can't be bothered to look you up and get it right.

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  • (Score: 2, Informative) by qwade on Wednesday March 05 2014, @11:51PM

    by qwade (1006) on Wednesday March 05 2014, @11:51PM (#11603)

    Or it's part of the selection mechanism - anyone who doesn't clue on that their own company name is misspelled is more likely to be an easier mark...