Microsoft is offering Office pirates a tempting offer, giving them 50% off if they will convert to a paid license.
As the most popular office suite on the planet, Microsoft Office is a popular target of software pirates. Microsoft is looking to convert them to paying customers, offering pirates 50% off of a genuine license.
The company is highlighting the risks associated with pirated software as an additional incentive, including:
- Exposure to virus and malware attacks
- Corrupted files and data loss
- Inability to receive critical updates or edit files
The company says users of pirated copies of office may see a notification offering an upgrade to a genuine copy.
After launching an Office app you might receive a message that says Get genuine Office.
If you see this, we’ve determined that the Office product installed on your device isn’t legitimate and you may be a victim of software counterfeiting.
Users interested in taking advantage of Microsoft’s offer for Microsoft 365 Personal or Microsoft 365 Family licenses for 50% off, can do so by clicking on the message notification, which links to this page.