Fradulent Trademark Notices Proliferate
One particularly deceptive example we recently received from a client is attached hereto. Note they are even so bold as to refer to their “organization” as the “patent and trademark office” and maintain a website “patenttrademarkoffice.org.” Upon attempting to access that Site, our software determined that the server for this web address was located in the Russian Federation, a hot bed of fraudulent internet activity.
Moreover a deeper inspection of internet information revealed that this is indeed a scam that has been active for several years in one variant or another.
If you receive such a solicitation, forward it to us and we will determine whether it is a legitimate communication.
Please contact Michael E. Storck at (716-853-5100) for further information.
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