Posted on 2006-10-25
I purchased a sql license off of ebay. The person sent me a printout from Microsoft eOpen that looks like a completed transfer request along with software cds. When I go to eopen and put in the Authorization number and license number I get the following (with license and my info removed):
Authorization 1327xxxxxxx License 135xxxxx
Status Expired Customer Fourthstage Technologies Inc.
Order Date 2001-03-30 Online Acceptance By Address 2101 Gateway Centre Blvd,
Online Acceptance Date
Reseller MEDIA SOLUTIONS
Pool Not Applicable
Level No Level
Product Description Version Quantity SKU
Microsoft® SQL Server Standard Edition 2000 English OPEN No Level 2000 1 228-00782
Volume License Product Key
Product Group License Key Key Type
This agreement does not include product(s) with Volume License Product Keys.
The disks they sent me are from Microsoft licensing and look legit but the transfer request is what looks fishy. Outside of there being no other contact information or transaction ID's the sku number does not match. Personally I think they sold me an expired license or doctored the transfer request. I'd love to be wrong. Anyway what can I do to check this? I've looked all over the websites for numbers to call and have sent requests to microsoft esupport with no response. If this is indeed fake can I report these guys? Little help please :)