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Watch out for fake invoice from Syncasso

Fake invoices featuring the name and logo of Syncasso are doing the rounds. Don’t pay them!

The invoices inform recipients that they owe money for a domain name. It threatens that failure to pay will result in a cancellation of your domain name (web address) registration. This would mean that neither your website nor the email accounts associated with it will be accessible any more.

Both the registry for the .nl internet domain (SIDN) and Syncasso are warning of this fake invoice.

The money due is € 48,54.

  • #bogus bills
  • #fake invoices
  • #Syncasso
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Bin fake invoice from World Organization for Trademarks

Once again, Dutch businesses are receiving fake invoices from an organisation that claims to be registering trademarks. The best place for this scam? The bin! Unscrupulous companies are constantly trying to fleece Dutch businesses out of their money by sending fake invoices purporting to come from patent or trademark agencies. Last week, we published alerts about fake invoices from International Patent & Trademark Organization and International Patent & Trademark Index.

The money due this time is € 899. It regularly happens that the same invoices are sent again after some time, but with a slightly different amount. Often, the small print will show that it is only an offer, not an invoice. This also applies for the latest ‘invoice’ from World Organization for Trademarks. Ignore these messages; you are under no obligation to pay.

  • #fake invoices
  • #trademarks
  • #WOTRA
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New fake invoice from International Patent & Trademark Index (IPTI)

Dutch businesses are still receiving fake invoices which purport to come from patent agencies. Earlier today, we warned of a bogus bill from a company calling itself International Patent & Trademark Organization (IPTO). Now, another variant has popped up, supposedly coming from the International Patent & Trademark Index (IPTI).

  • #fake invoices
  • #IPTI
  • #patents
  • #trademarks
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New fake invoice from the International Patent & Trademark Index (IPTI)

Dutch businesses are still receiving fake invoices which purport to come from patent agencies. Earlier today, we warned of a bogus bill from a company calling itself International Patent & Trademark Organization (IPTO). Now, another variant has popped up, supposedly coming from the International Patent & Trademark Index (IPTI).

  • #fake invoices
  • #IPTI
  • #patents
  • #trademarks
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Ignore fake invoice from International Patent & Trademark Organization

Bogus invoices are popping up again purporting to come from an agency offering to patent your brand name. Ignore these fake invoices. They are only offers, so you are under no obligation to pay, as you will find out when you read the poorly crafted small print: ‘This form is Solely the sacrifice for the conduding of the contract (…) . ”

The amount due is € 1799. The sender is the International Patent & Trademark Organization (IPTO), based in the Czech city of Brno, according to the invoice.

  • #fake invoices
  • #IPTO
  • #patents
  • #trademarks
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Jarrod Walsh: Requested receipt ID:903FA5

Jarrod Walsh must be one of the most multinational scammers currently active in the Netherlands. His name sounds English, the domain name of his email account refers to a photo exhibition in Germany and the email software he uses is Dutch. The Regional Sales Director (of what?) may therefore be forgiven for crafting strange sentences and mixing up words like receipt and invoice. This is obviously a scam designed to tempt you to pay. Don’t answer the email. Delete it immediately.

  • #fake invoice
  • #Jarrod Walsh
  • #malicious software
  • #phishing scam
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