Targeting Small Business Owners
Business owners are called and told by "consultants" that their business listings on Google (or any search engine, such as Yahoo or Bing) are not up to date. They are also told that they're at risk of being removed from the top page of search results. Though the callers are in no way affiliated with Google, their pitch is simple - they promise to help business owners in return for a fee. What these scammers are really after is credit card information.
What You Should Know
Small businesses are BIG business for scammers. Recent statistics find that 29% of robocall scams in 2016 specifically targeted small business owners. Ripe with business owners unfamiliar with online search optimization, Google and Business Listing scams have become the top consumer phone scam, rising a solid 14% year to year.
How YouMail can help stop Google scams today
YouMail customers are protected from scammers and fraudsters. Our service is 100% free and extremely effective. Our exceptional call blocking and caller ID capabilities systematically block calls and remove any and all numbers from robocaller lists - FOREVER.
Definitely check out YouMail's online phone directory to validate if the caller's number has negative reports or is from a known scammer.