[Scam Alert] Private number calling about Google My Business listings

MatthewGraham

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Got a call from a private number a minute ago. Instinct was that it seemed suspicious, which proved to be correct.

Transcript:
Automated Message: This call is in regards to your Google My Business listing. You have not updated your information for your business listing. Press 1 to update your Google My Business listing. Press 0 if you would like to delete your listing. Listings that are not updated will be deleted.

Me: [Presses 1]

A Human: Hello, thank you for helping us update your Google My Business Listing.

Me: Hello. What's the name of the business that you're calling about?

Human: Let's see. Yes, your Google My Business listing.

Me: What's the name of the business this call is about?

Human: Yes... Um... It's... Mexican... a Mexican restaurant.

Me: You don't know the name of the business that you're calling about?

Human: [Hangs up phone]
The best part about this call is that the guy's guess is that it was a fucking Mexican restaurant, possibly because my actual last name (if they even had it) is Mexican.

Anyway, not sure where they were going with that call. Definitely some sleazy, shady, and/or scammy business going on.
 

Sherb

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My rep management and local SEO clients have been informing me that they have been receiving these on a relatively frequent business as well. I get them as well with some of the businesses I've registered with my phone number.

Next time it happens I will play along and see what their process consists of.

Thanks for the alert.
 
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