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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, Interesting) by Reziac on Thursday March 06 2014, @03:02AM

    by Reziac (2489) on Thursday March 06 2014, @03:02AM (#11692) Homepage

    My understanding (which comes from attending Microsoft events in years past, and hearing their guy speak on the subject) is that the original certificates will NOT prove your software is 'legal' and properly licensed. For that, you must have the original purchase receipts.

    And there is no Alkibiades to come back and save us from ourselves.
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  • (Score: 2) by frojack on Thursday March 06 2014, @05:46AM

    by frojack (1554) on Thursday March 06 2014, @05:46AM (#11776) Journal

    I've heard as much myself, which is all the more reason not to play their game.
    Make them pull that stunt in front of a judge.

    No, you are mistaken. I've always had this sig.