Jun 15, 2023

USPTO Warns of “Spoofed” Calls that Impersonate its Employees

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has recently issued an alert warning of scams being perpetrated where a caller impersonates an employee of the USPTO. In a tactic called “spoofing,” the scammers trick phone networks into displaying caller ID that is different from their actual information. To obtain more information on reporting spoofed calls and protecting yourself from scammers, read the USPTO’s recommendations.

You may also contact a member of SGR’s Intellectual Property Practice.


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