Fake Calls Claiming to Be Google My Business


For the past year, we have been receiving robocalls daily from a recorded message claiming that our Google Business Listing may not be claimed or verified. As a marketer, we immediately knew that the call was a scam. We have set up hundreds of Google my business pages for our customers.

Google will not call your business to verify your listing. These businesses calling you are not from Google. They are unethical marketers trying to sell you marketing plans for verification packages. Hang up the phone. Never give your password and verification code information to anyone who calls you. Google will never need and ask for this information. In addition, Google will not offer to improve your search ranking or manage your business’s online profile. Do not press buttons to talk to a live person. Doing so will lead to more unwanted calls. If you have not signed up for the do not call list, visit www.donotcall.gov and sign up. If you register and after 31 days you still receive telemarketing calls, file a complaint with the FTC at complaints.donotcall.gov.

If you do not have a Google My Business page, your business will need to create one from scratch. When you submit your business information to Google My Business, Google will send your business a postcard in the mail to your business mailing address to complete the verification. To verify your business Google my business page, you will need to login with the gmail address, password used to create your Google My Business page and enter the pincode on the postcard sent from Google. Once you have a valid business and you verified it on Google, your listing will be live in 3 business days. Therefore, be on alert for unethical marketers, do not disclose your password and verification code.


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