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  • I purchased a Office 2010 Professional on ebay and I suspect it to be fake the last four digits of the key is QC4J9 and the startup screen is writing Office 2010 Professional Plus how can we check if it is fake because I don't want to use an illegal software and will look for a refund
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    Thursday, November 25, 2010 8:08 PM

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  • "janisary77" wrote in message news:59899658-86fa-4500-bace-1b7f590b2d3a...
    I purchased a Office 2010 Professional on ebay and I suspect it to be fake the last four digits of the key is QC4J9 and the startup screen is writing Office 2010 Professional Plus how can we check if it is fake because I don't want to use an illegal software and will look for a refund

    If you purchased Office Pro, and find that you have installed Office Pro Plus, then you definitely have counterfeit software installed - Office Pro Plus is ONLY available through bulk purchase schemes in Volume Licensing.
     
    Demand a refund from your vendor now - and also notify a dispute with any intermediaries on the sale.
    If you got a 'decent' counterfeit install, you may qualify for a complimentary copy of Office - but from the sounds of it, it's unlikely.
     

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    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    Thursday, November 25, 2010 8:46 PM

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  • "janisary77" wrote in message news:59899658-86fa-4500-bace-1b7f590b2d3a...
    I purchased a Office 2010 Professional on ebay and I suspect it to be fake the last four digits of the key is QC4J9 and the startup screen is writing Office 2010 Professional Plus how can we check if it is fake because I don't want to use an illegal software and will look for a refund

    If you purchased Office Pro, and find that you have installed Office Pro Plus, then you definitely have counterfeit software installed - Office Pro Plus is ONLY available through bulk purchase schemes in Volume Licensing.
     
    Demand a refund from your vendor now - and also notify a dispute with any intermediaries on the sale.
    If you got a 'decent' counterfeit install, you may qualify for a complimentary copy of Office - but from the sounds of it, it's unlikely.
     

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    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    Thursday, November 25, 2010 8:46 PM
  • I have been searching ebay for a good Microsoft Office 2010 Professional. As Computer Tech and software specialist i know what to look for in infringed copyrighted software. SO i began to order these Office 2010 Software from EBAY. so far i found 4 pirated softwares and contacted ebay who has done nothing since these items are still being sold to unsupecting buyers. I have now taken this to the FBI and made a notice as to what is going on. the main software i have found to fake has a Yellow sticker from a company called Ingram Microthese pirated items have the sticker type as labels which can be pilled off and are hologramed as well. We as buyers really need to hit this hard with Ebay. they say they care but yet they let it be sold on their site.
    Thursday, December 02, 2010 12:54 AM
  • I have been searching ebay for a good Microsoft Office 2010 Professional. As Computer Tech and software specialist i know what to look for in infringed copyrighted software. SO i began to order these Office 2010 Software from EBAY. so far i found 4 pirated softwares and contacted ebay who has done nothing since these items are still being sold to unsupecting buyers. I have now taken this to the FBI and made a notice as to what is going on. the main software i have found to fake has a Yellow sticker from a company called Ingram Micro these pirated items have the sticker type as labels which can be pilled off and are hologramed as well. We as buyers really need to hit this hard with Ebay. they say they care but yet they let it be sold on their site. You can actuall see the Yellow sticker on the box in some of the ads on ebay. look hard ask for a picture
    Thursday, December 02, 2010 12:55 AM
  • I have been searching ebay for a good Microsoft Office 2010 Professional. As Computer Tech and software specialist i know what to look for in infringed copyrighted software. SO i began to order these Office 2010 Software from EBAY. so far i found 4 pirated softwares and contacted ebay who has done nothing since these items are still being sold to unsupecting buyers. I have now taken this to the FBI and made a notice as to what is going on. the main software i have found to fake has a Yellow sticker from a company called Ingram Micro these pirated items have the sticker type as labels which can be pilled off and are hologramed as well. We as buyers really need to hit this hard with Ebay. they say they care but yet they let it be sold on their site. You can actuall see the Yellow sticker on the box in some of the ads on ebay. look hard ask for a picture
    Thursday, December 02, 2010 12:56 AM
  • raven you are right I also demand a refund from paypal and ebay but they did nothing. The seller is from China and they send me a picture of a certificate showing that they are seling genuine Microsoft products but it is obvious that this certificate is also a fake. Now I just throwed this pirated software and purchased an invoiced office program from retailer. But my 132 dollar is trashes and I now have doubts about the reliability of ebay
    Monday, December 13, 2010 8:09 PM
  • "janisary77" wrote in message news:ca12bca9-6128-49b9-a38e-68b20c8f017f...
    raven you are right I also demand a refund from paypal and ebay but they did nothing. The seller is from China and they send me a picture of a certificate showing that they are seling genuine Microsoft products but it is obvious that this certificate is also a fake. Now I just throwed this pirated software and purchased an invoiced office program from retailer. But my 132 dollar is trashes and I now have doubts about the reliability of ebay

    eBay is simply a marketplace - they take no responsibility for the items sold. It's exactly the same as buying from a physical street vendor - caveat emptor!

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    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    Monday, December 13, 2010 10:12 PM