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Victim Location 43214
Type of a scam Tech Support

I googled "Google's" customer service number, 800-266-2549. An Indian man answered. I gave him all of my persoal info becuase I thought I was calling Google. Then he said they were doing a survey, and wanted to know how my money was going. He said I could send people money, and keep $300. So, I changed all my passwords and account info. He called back, and asked for the new passwords, but I didn't give it to him.

Victim Location 78063
Total money lost $600
Type of a scam Tech Support

Called the above number to try and access my google business account. Ex partner in my business has the log in info and not responding to give me the info. So I called what I thought was Google Support and they requested I buy Google Play cards (in the amount of 600 total) to help with the account verification. After the purchase I wasn’t really given the help I needed. Terminated the call. Called me bank to cancel the $$ transactions but they couldn’t do it. When I called back to see what now happens with the Google Play cards, they said they needed 200 more in additional cards. I said that wasn’t going to happen and they said they wouldn’t be able to help with my account. Thinking this is not legit Google. So I’m reporting.

Victim Location 83854
Type of a scam Phishing

Got a call stating they were from Google and that I needed to verify and claim my business so I can keto my business out there on google. They wanted a 1 time fee of over $500.00 but then said I might be eligible for a discount. Like military, years of business, etc. etc. when I asked questions he was very rude about it and was very demanding that I pay him the money or my business would no longer be found on google. We went round and round for a while then when I said that I needed time to verify him and investigate he hung up.

Victim Location 43617
Type of a scam Phishing

Robo call-This is an important message do not hang up the phone your Google business listing is at risk of displaying incorrectly we tried numerous times to contact you by telephone so we can check the status of your listing this will only take a few minutes of your time press one so we can quickly check the status of your Google listing to ensure it's active if your Google listing is suspended or deleted your business will not be shown causing customers to think you're no longer open for business press one now to check the status of your Google listing if you're the business owner press one now Press 2 to be removed from this list.

Victim Location 63933
Type of a scam Yellow Pages/Directories

Per business owner: "A number claiming to be Google calls me up to 20 times a day, stating that they will show me as closed. Other times, they say they will show incorrect information or ask for money. It is usually different people and all speak clearly. They call using different numbers. I have asked them to stop calling me, but they haven't."

Victim Location 84321
Type of a scam Yellow Pages/Directories

an automated phone call...calls multiple times a day stating they are google and need to verify the business and if we don't verify customers won't be able to find our business. we are a state government agency

Victim Location 63775
Type of a scam Phishing

They're calling saying that my Google (Business) listing is out of date and we have to update it, otherwise, people won't be able to get a hold of us. I have asked numerous times to be removed from their list and they keep calling anyway. We don't have a business and have told them as much.

Type of a scam Phishing

Scammer calls your business phone claiming to be from Google.

Their phone number is usually spoofed but, it displayed once as 1-850-868-0323. They claim to be based in Florida.

They say your Google account has expired and needs to be re-verified.

They then ask questions related to your business (obtained from your Google web listing) and want to know if your business phone is a landline or cell.

The scammers then send a verification code to your cell phone and ask you to tell them the code number.

If you give them the code number, your phone number is then used to set up a bogus Google Voice account in their name.

For more info about this scam, see:

https://support.google.com/voice/thread/2258176?hl=en

https://computertutorflorida.com/2019/01/the-verification-code-scam/

Victim Location 70047
Type of a scam Employment

Email came over from : on 10/14/19 @ 536am

Dear Candidate,

Thank you for applying to our job post, We are impressed by your background and would like to invite you for the job briefing and interview. You need to make contact with our hiring manager through Google Hangout. You are required to setup a Gmail account (www.gmail.com) and download google hangout (www.google.com/hangouts). The hiring manager will let you know more about the Data Entry, Administrative Assistant,Customer Service,Office Assistant,Program Manager positions etc,, answer your questions and brief you more about the company and position we have available for you to Occupy. Your verification code during the interview process is WNS2019.

To Contact our Hiring Manager

Name: Mrs. Betty George

Google hangout: [email protected]

Pay: $45.75 hourly

Time: ASAP

Best of luck,

Human Resources

Victim Location 84104
Type of a scam Tech Support

Same as experience as many others have stated as complaints about them. Called saying they are directly affiliated with Google, but are NOT. I repeatedly asked them if they were directly from Google and they said they are. Represented himself has David Brown. They somehow had a Google verification code sent to me. I made the mistake of giving it to them. Once I searched the online while I was still on the phone, I confronted him about being a scam. He immediately hung up.

Victim Location 84043
Type of a scam Tech Support

Business claims to be a Google 3rd party client support service that helps list SBOs on Google. They claim to help promote key word searches and demand a payment of $299 to $399 to get your ad live on Google. When you ask for a manager, ask about the company profile or ask for online payment details, they immediately hang up on you. This company called me over a dozen times trying to collect. It wasn't until I called them back asking questions that they stopped calling my line.

Victim Location 84660
Type of a scam Phishing

GoMarketin

Mark Gordon

He told me he was with google and wanted access to our website, I repeated asking your are with google he keep saying yes. I did research and it’s a marketing firm making companies think it’s google

1-888-726-4470 Ext5028

Additional number is

385-230-3386

I would like to file a complaint

Victim Location 71133
Type of a scam Phishing

This robo call keeps coming through and leaves a voice message about customers won't be able to locate my business without me verifying my information about my business. A Robo call, calls states that it is calling for Google to make it easier for customers when they are doing a search for my services. This is a scam. It even comes up on my cell as likely Scam/Fraud.

Type of a scam Phishing

Received a call from Google, now keeping track the phone numbers that are calling us almost daily with automated message.

Victim Location 55044
Type of a scam Yellow Pages/Directories

Robocaller "Patrick" says "your Google listing may be in jeopardy and you need to verify the information in your listing. It will only take a moment of your time. Press 1 if you are the owner and Press 2 to be removed from their list".

It never gives an option of "I am not the owner, just an employee of the company" so the only option has ever been "2" or hang up on them. Either way, we seem to get about 10 calls per week on our various lines coming in (from various MN numbers all with the same message) whether or not we press 2 or hang up on them. It is a real pain having them call in on lines that customers are trying to get through to us for business on.

Victim Location 33027
Type of a scam Identity Theft

the lady on the phone said she calls for google. that there has been fraud in the internet and they notify me that they will close my Google account for security reason. if I want to I could do it myself

Type of a scam Phishing

This number texted me on Saturday morning asking me to confirm my google verification code. I thought this to be a very fishy text - I phoned the number and it definitely wasn’t google, it was some strange voicemail with no recording, however you could leave a message (which I did not)

They sent me a verification code from a number ‘220-00’ and tried to get me to verify that number. I’m assuming this was the beginning of some sleezy elaborate scam these [censored] decided to pull on me. I told them very clearly where to go and that was that!

Victim Location 78660
Type of a scam Other

They said they were with Google and calling to update my business account information. So I was hesitant, but thinking "just don't answer private business info". They asked to clarify business name (I did not answer phone with name), so I did, then they asked if I was the owner, and said my full name. I said "Yes" and they hung up. So is this related to the scams about getting people to say Yes on the phone?

Victim Location 20155
Type of a scam Phishing

I started a landscaping business this year and ive had people call me pretending to work for google and they say that they can get me on the front page of google when I say im not interested they just immediately hang up and if I call back the number they called me from and it will say that number is out of service seems to me they are scamers trying to obtain credit card info or bank info I just had them call me again today i didnt awnser just called back and its the same extension as previously so i believe its the same people

Victim Location 43105
Type of a scam Phishing

I've received multiple calls from 740-524-7004. The individual says he is with Google, and he's calling to confirm my Google business listing. He wants contact info as well as account numbers, and where I bank. He wants personal credit card info as well as number of employees. He speaks perfect English. I did not give him any info. I asked to speak to a supervisor. The man said he owned all of Google and I was compelled to give him the information. This is a phishing expedition to commit fraud later. I reported this to the state highway patrol, but they were not interested in this.

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