Fake Invoice/Supplier Bill January 11, 2024

Scam Type

Fake Invoice/Supplier Bill Scam

Business Name Used


Date Reported

January 11, 2024

Postal Code


Total Dollars Lost

$ 0

Scam Description

This is the email:
Dear MY_NAME (was my name),
I trust this message finds you well.
This correspondence is from the Legal Department of Trademark Peak.
We wish to inform you of a potential trademark registration concerning the brand name “mtau” originating from a startup business. During our extensive search, your details surfaced in connection with this brand name.
Time is of the essence as another party is also expressing interest in trademarking the same business name. Failure to move forward with your registration may result in them acquiring federal rights, potentially leading to legal repercussions for your continued use of the name. This situation could extend to the point where they could file a case against you and claim ownership of your profits.
As part of our due diligence, we’ve discovered that your brand is not currently registered with the USPTO. In light of this, we are reaching out to ascertain your intentions regarding the trademark registration of “mtau Please be advised that, in accordance with the USPTO’s first-come, first-served policy, another applicant may proceed with the registration if no objection is raised from your end.
It’s crucial to emphasize that, according to the Lanham Act of 1946 (§§ 1051 et seq), federal registration is a prerequisite for securing ownership rights.
Your immediate attention to this matter is essential to safeguard your rights and prevent potential legal complications. We look forward to your prompt response.
You can reach me at (213) 297-1164
Thanks & regards,
[picture of a business card]

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