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Len Ferrara
Works at MarketShaper Marketing - I make sure that local businesses show up in the search results when prospective customers search for their products and services.
Lives in Toledo, OH
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Is GMB or "Maps" the best route to report a biz with a fraudulent address? (anyone with a link, that would be appreciated)

Anyone aware of which division in a state's Attorney General's office that "fraudulent advertizing" would be reported? (I would guess "internet" would still fall under "general advertizing" but not sure.) Thanks in advance!
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Thank you +Linda Buquet for the detailed info - very much appreciated!
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Toledo's Best Pizza? You decide! http://youtu.be/QCb7ZGntlzA
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This is one way "shady" businesses are using non-existent addresses and it's working.

I called Google, explained the address is fraudent and doesn't even exist.  I gave them the correct address of the biz. (I had double-checked with the county street records the address did not exist.)

I'm very familiar with both areas and I still tried to see it on Google Earth - nope! (Clearly a residential neighborhood and the pin is in the "middle" of the street, usually indicating a problem.) Only then did I place the call having all of the above facts.

I received an email saying they won't be doing anything because they determined that it is a, "real business with a valid address".  That's literally, a physical impossibility. But obviously it wasn't worth their time to do such a valid confirmation. There will be many more of these....I've seen several.
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I'd try deleting both the address marker and business using Map Maker using the Spam criteria. Provide evidence in the Comment field. You might get denied by a Listings Editor but click I Object when viewing the denied edit and it should be fixed eventually. Might take a couple months ..
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This puts on a spin on Reviews!
Between food, booze, flowers, decorations, and the millions of other tiny little things everyone has come to expect, weddings can be quite costly. One thing the bride and groom probably didn't coun...
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Watch out +Len Ferrara , you may get a bill just for posting this.  If I get a bill for commenting on your post, I'm sending it to you.  LOL
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Trying out some ideas.
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Paul,
I sent you a message in FB. (Check your "other FB email in-box." Thought you might find this interesting. "Senior World Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Champion lives in the Toledo area. Participating in his first matches in Canada at the Ontario Open" this weekend.
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A local biz is opening an office in another state and will have a location and local phone for this office.  Is it best to just add a "localized" page to existing website  (page with local content to new area) or create a separate site? (We plan on creating separate citations & directories for this second office & using the "localized" page OR url to new site for address link in new directories.)
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Great, thanks +Max Minzer!
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Hi, haven't been in for a while, thought I'd share some info you all may find helpful. There was a G+ page that was using the address of the local USPO. (not a PO Box #, just the street address...ie, 123 Main st.) I flagged it on maps, it was cleared. Others I work with did the same, but Google apparently cleared it again.

I called Google, told them about it, the rep. checked something on his end and said, the site has been verified with the card being sent to another address! And he was trying to just end the conversation.

I asked, "Can a business use the USPO as the address for the business?" He said, "No." I replied, "OK, so it's the same rules. Please type this into search." I gave: USPO, city, state.

"See that location? See "USPO? Look at the address?" LONG PAUSE. He seemed, VERY surprised.  He put me on hold for several minutes, then had me go to "Map Maker" and click on "Report This", and fill out pop up on the right. He said this will escalate.

He sounded very surprised and thanked me for reporting. Sounded sincere but admittedly I've been easily swayed. We'll see...
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+Len Ferrara Rarely faster.  Normally slower, or nothing happens at all.
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My son is in the Ontario Open Internation Jiu-Jitsu Championship this weekend. Very proud!
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A friend of mine, +Ori Bengal , has a brilliant project on Kickstarter. Check it out - I think you'll love what he's doing. Please "+" and share if you feel so inclined!
A 6 year journey of being voluntarily homeless helped Ori Bengal find his passion- Now you can bring his art to life.
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Thanks for sharing Len!
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Consultant - Social Media, Local Search Marketing, Mobile Marketing
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  • MarketShaper Marketing - I make sure that local businesses show up in the search results when prospective customers search for their products and services.
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Helping local businesses generate sales. Social Media, Local Search Marketing, Mobile Marketing in Toledo, OH and beyond!
Introduction
I love using technology, love helping people and I'm a big believer in the "underdog". We all need a helping hand at some point. That's why I love being able to leverage technology to help small, local businesses.

I think some of our greatest tests in life are how we treat others when we're at the top, and how we treat them when we're at the bottom.

I love animals...(we just seem to get along!)

Toledo OH Circle
I like to have a separate circle for those in the local area.  So if you live in or around the Toledo area, shoot me a message and I'll add you to my Local Circle.

Aikido

The Aikido community across the country is changing. I like to keep in touch with those who have an interest in this, especially the application of "Aiki".  So if you practice Aikido anywhere in the world, send me a message and I'll put you in my Aikido Circle.

Local Search Marketing

I follow many of the "usual suspects" in the industry. So many great people to learn from - always a great opportunity to learn new ideas. Great to see what's new and keep up on the ever present "changes" that are occurring. Send me a message and I'll you to  my circle.
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