Someone asked if the following is legal or lawful.
Nope, it’s a scam and they are selling pirated softwares. Please read our articles about the risk of buying these softwares.
If you don’t believe, a great way to find out is to check with the original software supplier. For example, if its from Adobe, then go to Adobe.com directly and ask.
In shops, OEM softwares are basically bundled with hardware purchase, normally a Laptop or Desktop. The seller is NOT ALLOWED to sell the softwares separately (i.e. individually). This would be a violation of the software license.
So when you order softwares online, there is an additional risk of buying a completely illegal softwares with cracks. They are NOT even an OEM software.
As in an scam, if it is too good to be true, then it is likely a scam. Some easy way to spot a scam:
1) Its too cheap as compared to the original software.
2) They need to use a special software to activate the main software.
3) Any OEM offers online are likely scams (sold as it is without accompanying purchase).
There are lots more but what the heck, just some simple rules kept me away from scams. I don’t expect you to pull out a long checklist to find out “WHY THIS IS A SCAM”, before you decide.
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Sent: Monday, August 06, 2007
Subject: Legal software sales
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