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Fees for Google My Business?

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Hello!

I just received a phone call from someone claiming to be from Google. He said we need to start paying over 200 Euro a year in order to keep our Google My Business. If we don't pay it will no longer be visible to people searching for our business.

Is this true or a hoax?

Many thanks!

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Accepted by topic author Sabinska B
April 2016

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Hoax. "Anyone can use Google My Business for free. Really, we mean it."

https://www.google.com/business/faq.html
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That's what I thought. Thanks Phillip!

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Is Google my business + brand....free?

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@Sabinska B, @Butch H , be sure to check out this post as well - https://www.en.advertisercommunity.com/t5/News-Updates/IMPORTANT-If-you-are-Plagued-by-Calls-from-qu...

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@Sabinska B

 

One additional remark to the correct answer given by 

 @Phillip B & @Colan & @Butch H & @Butch H

 

Its pretty important for you to check whether this scammer are already owning your business page in his scammer dashboard.

We encountered in the past lots of complaints where user did not own yet their business page in their own dashboard 

And they are not aware this fact.

 

Are you sure controlling your business through your own  dashboard ?

 

Please doublecheck this.

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Thank you both gentlemen, for some very important information. I will be sure to check on that. I am new and just trying to lean my way around. My technical skills are not great however, I am trying hard to do my best, and certainly to comply with all of Google's rules and regulations. Once again, thanks. Butch H

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@Butch H Yep, both Brand and Local G+ pages are free.

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Thank you so much Colan. I certainly do appreciate it!