On the phone, the person will continue to falsely direct you and ask you to purchase something useless or contract with junk service. They claim it is a Microsoft Licensing Verification Review. Renee has recently relocated departments within our organization, and I will be assisting you through the remainder of this Licensing Review. Step 3 Find and remove malicious registry entries which may be related with Microsoft License expired Scam Alert or malicious program. If you are about to remove all detected threats or malicious files with SpyHunter, you need to register its full version.
This virus is causing the pop-ups. With this comprehensive view, customers get valuable recommendations on areas that are most challenging for their business. Please note that records of licenses purchased under a Volume License Program such as Open, Select or Enterprise will already be available in the Microsoft records system. They had what sounded like British accents but may have been from somewhere else but definitely sounded like they were out of the country. Any telephone call is suspect these days. Based on the response you have provided, I have noted in our records that your organization is unable to participate in the free License Review process at this time.
When I explained where can I see this is a legitimate call from Microsoft, ie where this telephone number is listed the person said if I tried to call in I would get another department. Do I need to comply with this? I am unsure on what to do in this. Had to true up some licensing but there were no fines or anything like that. They were very short with answers both over the phone an in emails. Related subreddits: - This subreddit is for scammers on reddit, their list of scammers can be found and on. So you want to be a sysadmin? And please note that, I am not the maker of SpyHuner, but one of its affiliates promoting SpyHunter Note — If you fail to access the download page, it might by blocked by your running antimalware tool due to Software Conflicts. We do not allow any personal information about individuals to be posted, and this rule is strictly enforced.
What does that have to do with Microsoft? Other organisations have claimed that this is not a real audit but is more of a fishing expedition from a Microsoft partner who's looking to try to raise more revenue. Scammers from Asia, make cold calls telling everyone they speak to, the same story that your computer has problems to be fixed, it has a virus, it's slow or it's sending out error messages. This process is designed to review the Microsoft software you have deployed, comparing that to your corresponding license documentation. It is likely that the review process will be discontinued upon verification of this detail. How does the real Microsoft contact companies regarding a license audit? It spies on your browsing history, email addresses, usernames, etc. Either we fell into a stupid crack in the over-convoluted licensing options available or we'd been baited and switched on.
They will ask you one or two clarifying questions and the review will then be closed. I'm being cautious, but I got a call from a guy claiming to be Microsoft asking for an audit. Name calling, personal attacks, flaming, etc are not permitted. They also followed up with emails from microsoft. I'm not listed as a valid contact, no verification was asked and I'm waiting for the email. Microsoft is proactively communicating with customers specific to a License Verification or License Baseline Certification process to help confirm license compliance and to ensure customers are optimized in the use and licensing of Microsoft technology.
That has been discussed in numerous threads here, confirmed by the Microsoft reps here with links provided in those threads to the licensing documents that confirm it despite the people who chime in saying otherwise. During the true-up periods, the customer is required to report the total number of enterprise products being used. Take your time during the installation process. Call in a third party to physically visit my sites to do auditing? Along with the final License Ownership Position summary you will also receive a Software Asset Management Tips guide. As I mentioned in the Voice Message I left for you, I have attached the Volume License Purchase Summary that we have in our system something only Microsoft and your company have access too. Â How do I know this? We only allow images and self posts on this subreddit for safety reasons. Therefore, to uninstall such stubborn items, you may need to find and remove related files in the Registry Editor.
When we call to ask questions about needed license you will get a different answer from any and everybody that you speak to. I will post the rest of the email chain as comment replies: From: Renee Shearer Intl Vendor Sent: Tuesday, 15 April 2014 12:45 p. Oh the time we lose with stupid people from this audits is just absurd. They provided a full dump of all invoices that contained a system for the past 7 years I have worked with them. What does that have to do with Microsoft? What you can expect to get out of the review? Are they a company from New Zealand that has been outsourced by Microsoft? It literally took 6 months. Is this a scam or what? Microsoft, like other software publishers, routinely audits customers to help ensure that it is protecting the value of its intellectual property. For Microsoft the entire process was way less than I expected from a multibillion dollar company.
When you get a notification that Microsoft wants a software license verification, exactly how much should you panic? If you are not a current client but are facing this process, please about the possibility of setting up a project. When we asked what happens when we don't, she stated that it could trigger an audit. Checkout the Users are encouraged to contribute to and grow our Wiki. Â I think it was the Microsoft Office suite that got them. So, here is the guy's name, e-mail address, and phone number.