Fake services: Google hunts fraudsters

Google recently announced lawsuits against fraudsters targeting small business owners, and after the group imitated the company’s service and offered victims business profiles.


The service is normally free, and Google offers it to those who want their business to be advertised in search results, within Google Maps, and with key information such as customer comments and contact information. Fraudsters have figured out that they can charge for what is normally not paid forand now they could pay for it themselves, since the conflict with the technological giant is a serious matter.

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Fraudsters called the victims by phone and sold them a free Google tool. In addition, they also made website for selling fake positive and negative reviews which were then shown in advertisements. Thus, this scam has joined the group that has been growing rapidly since 2021, targeting small business owners. The lawsuit announced by Google could be some kind of turning point, a until then, users are recommended to inquire about an offer before paying for it.

Source: Mashable

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