Thank you for contacting the Microsoft Anti-Piracy Team.
We greatly appreciate your efforts in contacting the Microsoft Anti-Piracy Team and alerting us to the possible unauthorized copying and distribution of Microsoft software. Please be assured we will investigate further the authenticity of this product and take the appropriate action.
Several suspicious software operations around the globe are marketing their suspicious goods through spam email advertisements. Spam email is unsolicited commercial email otherwise known as junk mail. In an attempt to mask their location, these counterfeit organizations change their name and email sources daily. The basic contents of the email remain the same: "Microsoft Software Offered at Cheap Prices."
The advertisers use terms like "Original Equipment Manufacturer" ("OEM") software, as an attempt to explain why the offered software is so inexpensive. Spammers also include random dictionary words and paragraphs of text throughout their email to avoid anti-spam filtering technology.
Microsoft is working to educate partners and consumers about the risks of getting software from suspicious sources. We are investigating the sources of these operations and are doing everything in our power to stop this kind of activity.
Purchasing from known and trusted sources and avoiding "too-good-to-be-true deals" are the best ways to avoid suspicious software offers.
Here are some suspect signs to look for:
Beware of spam emails offering software prices that are too good to be true.
Beware of offers requesting the wiring of money to foreign banking institutions.
Beware of software shipping into the United States from overseas.
For more information regarding spam offering suspicious software, please visit:
You may also visit our Internet site on http://www.microsoft.com/piracy
to review additional information on recognizing genuine Microsoft product and Microsoft's licensing policies.
Again, thank you for your interest in our anti-piracy campaign.
Worldwide Sales Group