Urgent Security Alert: USPTO Impersonation Scam Calls
Several clients have reported convincing scam calls from individuals claiming to be representatives of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
We want to arm everyone with information about the current intelligent threat upon us. While you can trust our legal team is protecting your IP, please do not hesitate contact us if you receive suspicious contact or have any questions or concerns.
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What you need to know:
These scammers are employing a technique known as “spoofing” to make their calls appear legitimate. They manipulate caller ID systems to display false information, misleading recipients into believing they are in communication with the USPTO.
The primary goal of these fraudulent callers is to extract money or personal information from unsuspecting individuals. It is important to note that the USPTO will never request personal or payment information over the phone.
Immediate Actions to Take:
Do Not Disclose Information: If you receive a suspicious call, do not provide any personal or payment information.
Verify the Call: Contact the USPTO’s Trademark Assistance Center (TAC) to confirm whether the call was indeed from a USPTO employee.
Report the Incident: Provide the TAC with the caller’s number for further investigation.
Check Official Communications: Use the USPTO’s Trademark Status and Document Retrieval (TSDR) system to verify any official communications regarding your trademark submissions.
For more information on how to handle such situations and protect yourself from scams, please visit the USPTO’s official guidance.
We understand the potential impact of such fraudulent activities and are committed to keeping you informed and protected. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us for any assistance or clarification regarding this matter or any suspicious communications you receive.
Stay vigilant and safe.
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