Using “Secret Shoppers”, MS Launches Software Piracy Suits writes Red Herring has more as does PR News Wire
Microsoft responds to consumer leads from its anti-piracy hotline —
1-800-RU-LEGIT — by gathering evidence against alleged software pirates
through test purchases done by “secret shoppers.” This program allows the
company to selectively purchase and test the authenticity of software being
distributed in the marketplace. Customers can also share information with
Microsoft about sources of counterfeit and/or infringing software through
Microsoft’s newly launched Windows(R) Genuine Advantage (WGA) program.”