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Tear up invoice from ‘TRE Service’

20 April 2018

 

Watch out if you’ve received an invoice from a company calling itself TRE European Trademark? This is a fake invoice, an offer disguised as a bill. You are under no obligation whatsoever to pay.

Our advice
Make your staff and colleagues aware of the existence of these fake invoices. This will reduce the risk of one of them slipping through. If you pay, the money will end up in the pockets of con artists.

If you or your company has paid, please report to the police. This is advertising fraud, a punishable offence under Dutch law (Penal Code article 326d).

Here’s an example of this fake invoice: