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EUIPO informed on a new scam recently reported by its users. The scam comes as a fake EUIPO decision, which presents the EUIPO logo, name, acronym and letterhead. It is addressed to users from Madrid, Spain and contains a request for a ‘registration fee’ to be paid to a Polish bank account with a PL IBAN prefix. EUIPO never asks for payments to users directly, as statutory expenses are published online on the EUIPO website. In addition, EUIPO only uses two Spanish bank accounts for transactions.

EUIPO has already taken legal action against these scammers and launched an awareness social media campaign on its social media channels.

If you have any doubt regarding an invoice, please inform the EUIPO immediately. It is highly recommended for users to be registered on the User Area of the EUIPO Website.

To find out more about this scam, please read the full news item on the EUIPO website.

ECTA takes an active role in the fight against such type of fraud. To learn more about ECTA Anti-Scam Activitiesand also to report any such activity to ECTA, please visit our ECTA Anti-Scam Activities page.
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