Microsoft Offers Major Office Discount to Users Running Pirated Software

Microsoft has found a new and very unique way to convince people currently running pirated software to make the switch to a legitimate license: entice them with major discounts.

As discovered recently by GHacks, users who are running pirated versions of Microsoft Office are now seeing a new banner in the application that highlights a 50 percent price cut for a genuine Microsoft 365 subscription.

In other words, Microsoft hopes that by seeing this message right in the pirated software, users would be more tempted to buy a subscription, especially given the massive discount.

“Get up to 50% off. For a limited time, save up to 50% on a genuine Microsoft 365 subscription,” this message reads.

Limited-time offer

There’s also a “Learn more” link in the message, and it points users to this read more)

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