Has a Google Representative Contacted You?

Marcus Biggs

By Marcus Biggs

Published October 27, 2017
Updated February 15, 2024

Google ScamYour contact information is on your website, so there’s a good chance you already receive unsolicited emails about a range of digital services.

Unfortunately, the online marketing world is crowded with opportunists looking to scam website owners.

One scam we find particularly common comes from individuals disguising themselves as employees of Google. These dubious folks will introduce themselves as “Authorized Google My Business Representatives” and offer to "claim and optimise" your Google My Business listing.

First, this isn't a service Google offers. Second, as a Smile Marketing client, we optimise your listing as part of your service plan.

Keep Yourself Protected

Always be cautious when receiving an unsolicited email about some kind of digital marketing service, particularly when it involves Google. You can always refer to the direct source, as Google keeps a regularly updated "scams" list for consumers to reference.

And of course, you can always contact us if you ever have any concerns.