raellovepie

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This is not a case of "different business in the same location". It's clear spam using one address.

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Most have their own websites (which is probably why they got away with G's verification) but all with identical content. Even the contact information are the same - same email, same number. And the email has the name of the actual business.

My question is - what is the best way to report this to get the most success? I can patiently report them one by one - but there is no way to really explain why I am reporting them. Should I post it to Google My Business community? Call their support? Redressal?

Thanks in advance for your help.
 

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@raellovepie, what @Colan Nielsen said. I'd also report those one-by-one, by doing "Suggest an edit" -> "Remove this place" -> "Spam, fake, or offensive." That edit is most likely to succeed, whereas the "Duplicate of another place" option rarely sticks.

Also, I've sent in a few edits.

Wow! I did not know that about "Duplicate of another place". Will do. Thanks, @Phil Rozek !
 

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@raellovepie, just to clarify: I have found that "Duplicate of another place" is not effective, in that Google rarely accepts those edits.

Google also doesn't accept other edits consistently, either, but it's a question of how often. The "Duplicate" option is just unusually shaky.
 
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