Aug 7, 2013
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By focusing on providing the best user experience possible, Google has earned a trusted brand name. Unfortunately, unscrupulous people sometimes try to use the Google brand to scam and defraud others. Here are a few common scams, and ways that you can avoid and report them.

Specific scams

Google Lotto Scam
Google Wallet Vehicle Purchase Scam
Google Account Recovery Scam via SMS Messages
Google Top Placement/SEO Scam
Google Maps/SEO Fake Invoices
Google Telemarketing Calls
Google/Zagat Job Scam
Gmail Update Phishing
Google AdSense Scam

General resources

I've been scammed. What should I do?
I’ve noticed the Google Trademark used incorrectly, how can I report it?
Tips for staying safe online
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