PM bot says "i have a patent for that idea."?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by virtox, Aug 10, 2012.

  1. virtox
    virtox Active Member Moderator
    Hi all,

    Just now I got a rather curious PM through the forum:

    Subject:i have a patent for that idea.
    Body:u know i hope that u just cant take my idea and put it out. we can work together my email is ****

    That's it ;)
    It's a bit hard to take seriously when the subject of the claim is not even mentioned, let alone the the official grammar/language used.. ;)

    Looks more like some sort of spam bot, so I just wanted to post this here in case anyone else got such messages and gets freaked by it.

    Should I ever get more info to his "claim" I'll post it here.

    Cheers,

    Stijn
     
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2012
  2. virtox
    virtox Active Member Moderator
  3. Dragoman
    Dragoman New Member
    A patent is an official document. If he really has a patent for something like that, he should be able to quote some kind of patent id number and in which country that patent is registered.

    Greetings
    Dragoman
     
  4. virtox
    virtox Active Member Moderator
    Thanks! Yes that is also the reason I posted it here, in case anyone else got such vague claims.
    Thought it might be a new type of patent trolling :laughing: