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New Google Places Guideline. Experienced first hand by +Andrew Shotland there is now an explicit rule.
Two weeks ago Andrew Shotland described how he had his listing taken down after a Googler called him and asked whether he served clients at his location. When
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Thanks for this update mike!
It make sense to hide address if clients don't can come to it, because many people are only looking at maps and go straight to place they get listed without any call or confirmation - too much trust for google ;-)
Should unverified entries handled by "report a problem"->"place is private"?
+Sebastian Wessel i think that is mire for places you want to completely hide like a woman's shelter. But your point is a good one and if they dont have the right problem category they should. 
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