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Google Business Listing Scams

Stock photo of a worried man on the phone, with credit card in hand and laptop in front of himScammers are always trying new tactics to try and get money from people. It’s unfortunate that we have to deal with this on a daily basis, especially at businesses. A current scheme to watch out for are the Google Business Listing Scams, where you receive a phone call about your online listing verification with Google. Some things to note (no matter what they tell you):

  1. If they say your customers can’t find you online, they are lying. If you have a website, social media presence or even have your business listed on any online directory, your customers can find you.
  2. Real Google Verification phone calls will be an automated message from a phone call that you request, and they will only provide you with a code to enter into your listing. The call will not ask you to press any buttons or talk to any people. As a client of Radar Hill, we work this out for you and let you know beforehand, so you’ll know what to expect and when the phone call will happen.
  3. Claiming your business online through various services such as Google Listings, Bing, Yahoo!, Yelp, and many others is always free. If you need assistance with claiming these, contact your web provider!

Always keep an eye out and be cautious when answering calls from unknown numbers. If you are ever unsure about a website related phone call or email, always contact your web provider first!

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Real Estate Domain Phone Scams

Nose-down shot of a telemarketer wearing a headset. Phone scams have been on the rise lately, especially in regards to domain names.Spammers and scammers have been trying extra hard lately to get your money. We’ve seen an increase in spam emails and phone scams around the world—probably due to spam not being as effective as it used to be, forcing scammers to send out even more in order to get the same return.

We’ve seen a lot of domain slamming—scams that target web domains—reported to our office in particular. Because the process of registering and maintaining a domain can be confusing and people don’t always understand it, it’s often easy for scammers to convince people that they’re a legitimate domain company. Continue reading

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