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So we got the dreaded "Anna" message letting us know that someone was trying to hijack our Google My Business listing and if we did not respond within 7 days they would give to some stranger. Go Figure, good policy Google. So we respond NO, and give our reasons - the Google Listing is OURS and we DON'T want ANYONE messing with it. But when we send it we get a nice bounce message attached below.


Clovis Stone - Rick Davis owner

Do not get permission from anyone other than the owner regarding this listing

47 N Sunnyside Ave., Clovis, CA 93611

(559) 299-9577




Oops! Looks like you're trying to contact the Google My Business Team (formerly Google Places), but unfortunately your message will not reach us this way.

Please contact our Google My Business support team by visiting the Google My Business Help Center and clicking on the “Contact us” link.

For the quickest resolution, we’ve provided answers (below) to common questions from businesses like yours in case it is helpful:

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The Google My Business Team





Subject: [Time sensitive] Ownership of your local business page on Google: Clovis Stone Masonry & Landscape Supply

Date: October 25, 2016 at 5:50:34 PM EDT





My name is Anna from the Google My Business Support team. I’m writing to let you know that another user has just requested ownership rights to your Clovis Stone Masonry & Landscape Supply local page on Google.

You are currently the verified owner of Clovis Stone Masonry & Landscape Supply on Google at Since each local business on Google can only have one verified owner, we need a decision from you about the ownership of the page within 7 days* of receiving this email.

The user requesting ownership has asked us to pass the following message to you:

"The owner has hired my agency to manage your google and yelp pages. Please add me as a manager so I can start getting work on your account done!"

Next steps:

1. If you agree to share management or transfer ownership of this local page with

  • Entirely transfer page ownership: follow the instructions here.
  • Add this person as a manager: follow the instructions here.
  • Contact directly if you wish to further discuss this access request with them.

If you’re unsure about the difference between owners, managers, and communication managers on Google My Business, read this article for help.

2. If you do NOT wish to grant access to this local page, simply reply back to this email within 7 days to confirm your refusal (and why you came to that decision).

*Important: If we do not hear from you within 7 days, this page may be unverified. This means the business information you provide for this page will no longer be eligible to appear on Google.

You can respond directly to this email at any time if you wish to discuss this request with a Google support specialist.

Your quick action is much appreciated!

Best regards,



Google Inc. | The Google My Business Team |


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Anna Notice - Try to Respond and Refuse but

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Hi Rick,


I can see how this would be frustrating. I have sent this over to my community manager for you.


Hang tight. Thanks!


Colan Nielsen, Google My Business Top Contributor
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Looks like somebody did something, because we got this response.

Thanks Colan






Thank you for your response!


We really appreciate you taking out the time to confirm that you would not like to transfer the ownership of the business listing in order to keep the business information accurate and updated online.


Do let us know if there is anything else we can help you with.


Have a great day ahead!




Google My Business Support Team 

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Hi there, 


Thanks for reporting this issue in the community. When Colan escalated I did a bit of digging and got a few folks to investigate. They found that because you edited the subject of the emails to include "NO DO NOT" and "NO", our system didn't know how to handle the request or where to send it. 


Thankfully we also noticed that one of the requests didn't have an edited subject line and therefore Palei was able to receive and respond. 


Thanks for your patience and report!





Marissa Nordahl, Community Manager, Google My Business
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