Google filed suit against the company accused of charging businesses money to get free Google Business Profiles. They also allegedly sold fake reviews and promised first page rankings.
We care. Don’t listen to anyone who claims that they represent Google. Be safe. Do your research. Never pay such demands. This is a fraud.
G verifier claimed first-page Google rankings. It threatened businesses owners with deactivation or permanent closure of their business listings. Positive reviews and other information would also be lost.
According to the
G Verifier Websites make false claims about search ranking and priority. G Verifier, for example, promises business owners they’ll “[g]et first page in Google Search” and “[i]f we sell the service, our Google Maps location will be first in Google Search.” Such statements are misleading and false, and imply superior ranking among organic search results. Google’s complex search algorithm cannot guarantee that a specific webpage will appear on the first page.
Google claimed that “hundreds of hundreds” Business Profile users reported the fraud to Google since December 2021.
G Verifier sold false reviews.
You could also purchase negative reviews on the website, which can be harmful to competitors.
Google’s statement. Google stated in a blog post that it was launching the lawsuit.
We are suing scammers that tried to fraudulent hundreds of small business owners by pretending to be Google via telemarketing calls. To manipulate the reviews on Google Search or Maps, they also set up websites that advertised fake reviews. These practices are harmful to small business owners and entrepreneurs.
It isn’t the first time that a company has attempted to mimic Google. Be wary of anyone claiming to be from Google and asking for money in order to rank on the first page or provide 100% free services.
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