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Dec112007

Microsoft Protects Consumers From Global Online Marketplace Fraud

Every day, consumers are unwittingly put at risk for computer viruses, malware and spyware when they purchase counterfeit software from global online marketplaces.

As part of its continuing effort to protect consumers and support legitimate online commerce, Microsoft Corp. today announced the filing of 52 lawsuits and the referral of 22 cases to local law enforcement in 22 countries against resellers who allegedly sold counterfeit Microsoft software on various online marketplaces. In addition, Microsoft announced the release of a new educational guide to help consumers spot and avoid counterfeit software offered on online marketplaces. These announcements are part of Microsoft

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