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post #1 of 11
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Hey everyone. I need your help really bad. I purchased a copy of Widows 7 once on ebay for $132. I've had it for 2 or 3 months now and I have no problem with it so far.

Now, I got an email from a user who claims that he purchased the same copy from the seller as me and it was a counterfeit copy. This is what he sent me:

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Hi, could you inspect the Windows 7 purchased computerflea? Ours was sealed new, worked fine for months then later FAILED. It was BLOCKED by Microsoft AFTER it passed all checks & was verified online, we later learned It was HGC (High Grade Counterfeit). We mistakenly thought it was genuine because Activation & Validation passed initially, then we lost everything when Microsoft blocked it months later. You can call Microsoft toll free 1-800-RU-LEGIT (1-800-785-3448) to confirm. If you don't want to do that, then at least Compare your COA Security Strip SEAL to Genuine here:
Then he told me to look at this pic on how to tell if its counterfeit or not:
http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/2078/coaq.jpg

According to the pic, my copy matches the first part which would make mine counterfeit too.

What do you think I should do? Please help me!
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post #2 of 11
Ignore. If MS isn't contacting you, then it probably is a scam...

Contact MS...
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post #3 of 11
Well, the number is legitmit.

http://www.microsoft.com/howtotell/c...ang=en&pg=what

Thanks a good sign, or a bad sign, depending on how you look at it.

But it is still fishy.
post #4 of 11
If it is fake file pp claim. Otherwise use it till it expires then explain to Microsoft and hope for best.
    
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post #5 of 11
Once the product key is legit, you shouldn't have anything to worry about. You should do backups just in case.
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post #6 of 11
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Ok thanks so much I have to call. But I dont get it. Why cant I open a dispute with eBay about it. I was trying to open one up with a different similar issue and it said that its not eligible or something. I'm trying to get my money back for this scam!
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Originally Posted by R4MP4G3 View Post
Ok thanks so much I have to call. But I dont get it. Why cant I open a dispute with eBay about it. I was trying to open one up with a different similar issue and it said that its not eligible or something. I'm trying to get my money back for this scam!
I think its been too long.
   
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post #8 of 11
I wouldn't worry about it until you start getting Windows errors..
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post #9 of 11
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Ok. Its BS though I hate when that happens. I know I partially the stupid one here too for buying it on ebay but its like wth man? Gimme a break.
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post #10 of 11
Well according to the first picture, mines is bogus but it's been working for over two years now so I don't really care
    
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