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How do I know my Software is Legit?

Question asked by barb8383 on Dec 3, 2018
Latest reply on Dec 15, 2018 by eric_evers

I just bought a downloadable copy of FMP Advanced 17 from eBay. They claim they are a valid reseller, but is there any way for me to know for sure, based on the software?


It did not come with a license. The installation instructions had me first install it as a trial version, and then replace the file Filemaker Pro Advanced.exe with one by the same name they provided.


I emailed them and asked how I know it is legit without a license. Their answer:
"it is difficult to show that,we have our volume license injected in the license file, unfortunately we cannot share it only in the license file (as it is for 12 licenses) and we can resell it only like that."


They are from the United Arab Emirates.


I asked them for documentation showing they are an authorized reseller and they said they'd check with a manager.

What do you think?


Is there any way to know for sure when I run FMP whether it is a valid version or not?