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Google Maps Listing Stolen and Edited (Unlawfully)

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Hi @Mike G

 

So I am guessing that it was never claimed or verified. The next business with same name, slightly different website address came along and claimed it ?

 

Or was it already claimed and verified by you ?

 

 



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Google Maps Listing Stolen and Edited (Unlawfully)

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Hello, @Tim Capper

 

Unfortunately I did not claim the listing and these guys made a really close domain name and took it over under my nose.

 

The next business with same name, slightly different website address came along and claimed it illegally and when I try to make a report to google it gets ignored.


Sincerely,

 

Mike G

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Here's what I think happened... you had several listings that got suspended. One of them was named Appliance Repair Los Angeles but you also had several others:

 

Brentwood Appliance Repair
Beverly Hills Appliance Repair
Western & Sunset Appliance Repair
King Appliance Repair of Santa Monica
Washer & Dryer Repair Los Angeles

more?

 

And then you saw another listing named Appliance Repair Los Angeles and thought it was yours, but it's actually not the same one, it just has the same name.

 

What is the actual name of your business, is it not EZ Appliance Repair Inc?

 



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Hi @Mike G

 

If it was unverified, it was not claimed "illegally". They claimed it like Google asks, corrected any details and verified it.

 

It is now theirs.

 

Regarding what @TomW points out, you should only have 1 business page per legally registered business. 



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Hello,

About 13 locations are suspended at the same time. I corrected all address
options and filed a appeal but no answer from Google then someone stole
Appliance Repair Los Angeles listing.

All locations have residential addresses or commercial real estate address.
No p.o boxes.

If I could reinstate the listings under ezappliancerepair@gmail.com account
it would be ideal.

The Company name is EZ Appliance Repair Inc and King Appliance Repair is a
sister company.

Attached is official government issued documentation for EZ Appliance
Repair Inc.

We are licensed and insured company totally legitimate.

In conclusion the best thing is to reinstate all locations since they do
meet Quality Guidelines.

The reports to suspend listings came from our local competitor who is
trying to kill our business

Thank You Sir.




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Michael G
EZ Appliance Repair Inc
(800) 350-0224
www.ez-appliancerepair.com

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Hi @Mike G

 

You seem to have deleted the business info ?



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Hi David did you get this issue resolved. I too have had my Google map stolen by this same company too. They locked me out of our gmail and changed the number and address on my account

Western and Sunset appliance repair is my company and these people have hacked into my account and I do not know what to do?

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I got no help. Its legal turns out to be.