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    I can't believe this just happened

    I just had this company, {link removed} a Google Partner robocalled me, try to sell me a Google top 3 spot in maps, guaranteed, then told me that Google will delete my business if I don't pay them $99 a month. The $99 a month was maintenance of my GMB listing and keywords. Upon declining their offer, they left a bad GMB review!
    What the heck?
    Last edited by Linda Buquet; 08-08-2018 at 12:04 PM. Reason: removed name & URL

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    Re: I can't believe this just happened

    Hi Andrea,

    I hate those scammer robocallers! It happens so often and many times they are Google Partners or at least say they are.

    (Sorry I had to remove their name/link but if anyone wants to know they can PM you for the info.)

    Did you know about the fairly new way to report robocallers like this? I think there is also a way to specifically report "Partners" who are bad actors.
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    Re: I can't believe this just happened

    I did a write up last year on a company that Google recently sued for doing this. Getting Robocalls From Point Break Media? 8 Lies They Told.

    There are tons of these but you should report them, as Linda mentioned. This is the form to report them: Google My Business third party policy: Report a violation - Google My Business Help

    Also, you should be able to get the review removed.
    Joy Hawkins
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    Author of The Expert's Guide to Local SEO [, a 260+ page training manual that is updated monthly and contains advanced tips and tactics for Local SEO that actually work and drive results.

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