Local Search Expert
- Jun 28, 2012
We've all gotten the scam calls. Some poor SMBS get them 20 times a week.
"Press 1 to be connected" - with some type of call to action about ranking higher or worst yet a warning about saving your Google Local listing from being deleted.
After persistent requests by Google TCs, Google just added a help doc specifically addressing these scam calls that are rampant.
If your client gets a call, point to this.
Also BEFORE your client even gets a call, might be good to warn them and show them this as well.
Here is the help doc
Additionally Elizabeth had posted a notice about this in the forum earlier this week.
Oh and in case you missed it, here's a recording I made of a scammer PROMISING me he was really with Google and threatening to delete my Place page if I didn't pay to "Reboost" my listing!
<a href="http://www.localsearchforum.com/google-local-important/20893-google-places-scammer-caught-lies-tape.html">Google "Places" Scammer - Caught in Lies on Tape!</a>