Microsoft Provides 50% Discounts to Office Pirates

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Microsoft is offering discounts of up to 50% on Microsoft 365 subscriptions to those working on pirated versions of Microsoft Office and is ready to switch to the real version.

This promotion will be delivered to Office users as soon as Microsoft detects that the installed version is fake and will appear as a warning in the top menu.

The message that follows is a call to action for those who still use a pirated copy of Microsoft Office: “GET UP TO 50% OFF. For a limited time, save up to 50% on a genuine Microsoft 365 subscription.”

Once clicked, the warning takes the user to a Microsoft 365 landing page, which warns that pirated software can expose your computer to security risks.

The 50% discount is granted at the checkout for the first year of an annual subscription to Microsoft 365 Family ($99.99/year), subscriptions for up to six users with 6TB of cloud storage, and Microsoft 365 Personal ($69.99/year) subscriptions for one user including 1TB of storage.

With this strategy, Microsoft wants to attract more paying Office customers and also increase the number of active subscribers to the tech giant’s cloud services.

For more information, you may view the original story from Bleeping Computer.

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