Information about phone calls telemarketers make trying to represent themselves as Google or other search engines.I have received a number of phone calls from clients over the course of the last 6 months asking me if Google calls people to confirm their maps listings in Google Places.

NO! Google does not call you to confirm your Google Places (Maps) listing. The scam works like this: Someone calls and states they are updating or confirming your Google maps listing. The client (or in this case potential victim) is asked to press 1 or stay on the line. You are then greeted by an individual who is usually calling from an overseas call center, who asks to verify or confirm your Google maps, or Google business listing.

The Google Maps scam works like this: the pitch is your Google maps listing is not “confirmed” and will soon be removed from Google if it is not confirmed immediately. Of course you are also told it will cost between $200 to $300 to perform this arduous task that takes all of 3 to 4 minutes to complete and Google provides free of charge!

If you would like FREE information on how to do this yourself feel free to call us and we will be happy to walk you through the process. Or, you can view this video for step by step instruction.

Unfortunately, there are many scammers out there trying to steal your money. Any time a call sounds strange, or you have a question about what services generally require a fee or are free! call iLocal USA.