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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Have you received a document similar to this?

This document is a scam! This type of document has two functions, to:
  1. Get your money; as it is requesting a payment of $2,717.00 USD
  2. Transfer the ownership of your Patent to someone else, in this case the " UNIVERSITY OF WITWATERSRAND, JOHANNESBURG [ZA/ZA]
Be aware that any document that is relating to your patent application, issued patent, and/or PCT, should be strictly from the "United States Patent and Trademark Office," "The World Intellectual Property Office,"  or your attorney. In addition, if you still have questions about a document like this, read the fine print. For example, in this document it says "by paying the amount stated below you will benefit from our cd rom publication and you confirm having read our General Terms and Conditions. THIS IS NOT A BILL, IT IS A SOLICITATION FOR SERVICES OFFERED, YOU ARE UNDER NO OBLIGATION TO PAY THE AMOUNT STATED BELOW UNLESS YOU ACCEPT THIS OFFER."
Be very careful...

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