Local Maps Verification Scam
Scammers after Your Cash and Personal Information
The Google Maps scam works like this: the pitch is your Google maps listing is not "confirmed" and will soon be removed from Google if it is not confirmed immediately. Of course you are also told it will cost between $200 to $300 to perform this arduous task that takes all of 3 to 4 minutes to complete and Google provides free of charge.
What You Should Know
New to the Top 2016 list, this scam targets small businesses with the intent of nabbing personal information and several hundred dollars. The scam works like this: Someone calls and states they are updating or confirming your Google maps listing. The client (or in this case potential victim) is asked to press 1 or stay on the line. You are then greeted by an individual who is usually calling from an overseas call center, who asks to verify or confirm your Google maps, or Google business listing.
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