Open Office Suite Scam
By on March 4th, 2009

While doing my research for the post series for the Best Free Microsoft Office Alternatives, I came across several options and alternatives, however a scam website called MS Open Office Suite (msopenofficesuite.com) caught my attention too.

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The website does not look fishy on the first look, however on closer scrutinization I saw that this website, which also ranked high for popular search terms, is actually a really good scam to make money quickly and sell a free and open source product to unsuspecting users.

This is a classic example of a eBay scam, where free and Open source software is sold to unsuspectingly users. This happens because many users are looking to find cheaper alternatives and may not be aware that there are amazing free software alternatives available.

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Many people may literally fall for this crap and eventually shell out $29 or more to buy something that is absolutely free, hopefully this will alert our readers and help them from falling for the scam, do share this with your friends so that they can be aware of this scam and spend money on something which is free to use.

For those who are unaware, you can download Open Office Suite for FREE from openoffice.org, it includes a word processor, spreadsheet processor and presentation tool and can easily handle all Microsoft Office documents.

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