Consensual non-monogamy app 3Fun shared how it was the victim of a tried hallmark violation extortion plot. 3Fun’s CEO & Founder, Max Ma, wishes to raise awareness about the criminal offense and caution other app designers to keep alert.

In a current news release, 3Fun shared how the extortion plot worked:

“The extortion plot rip-off was extremely advanced: 3Fun is trademarked under its moms and dad business, Sugar Life Co., Limited. At the end of March, the fraudsters developed, a phony domain, to defraud 3Fun, by calling Apple and declaring hallmark violation. An e-mail address developed under the phony domain in the name of 3Fun’s lawyer of record on its hallmark certificate was likewise made. An e-mail was sent out from that account to 3Fun, declaring to assist bring back the app for a large charge. When 3Fun decreased to work out, the impersonator tried to defraud the business for a six-figure payment of $500,000.”

3Fun shared that it is now dealing with Apple to solve this concern.

“In going public about this hallmark violation rip-off affecting 3Fun, I wish to develop awareness of the most recent manner in which fraudsters are targeting organizations to defraud them. Entrepreneur require to be in the understand so they are much better able to safeguard their business from these kinds of extortion frauds”, states Max Ma, 3Fun’s Founder and CEO.

3Fun was launched on the App Store in 2016, with more than 10 million downloads to date. The platform assists people thinking about consensual non-monogamy to discover similar people.