If a Strat has a Fender logo, which is a dark colour not a more usual light colour, and a serial number MN9 + 6 digits , is it a proper MIM fender or some kind of rebranded Squire?

The reason I ask is that on the net I can find Fender serial number info for MN9 + 5 digits but nothing for MN9 + 6 digits, and someone is trying to tell me that, not withstaning the Fender logo, it is in fact a Squire.

Are they correct?