A new surge in patent and trademark scam tricks sets out to fool inventors and businesses into paying hundreds or even thousands of dollars for worthless registrations and reminder services.
The scam artists try to hoodwink victims by sending official looking invoices seeking payments. Oftentimes they stay inside the law by burying a disclaimer in the small print.
But the documents appear so genuinely official that it's easy to see how recipients could be tricked into paying.
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