Restaurant listing hijacked!!
A business listing that I have managed for YEARS has just been hijacked! The maps URL is:
The official website is:
Prior to it been hijacked, in the past week I have received two requests from different accounts asking for access WHICK I DECLINED. However, this morning I see under my management page that the business is marked as a duplicate.
Clicking duplicate informs me that I am NOT the current owner, and that I should contact them to request ownership!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
How on earth this has happened is beyond me. I have contacted the owner (I do their website and social media) and he assures me he has done nothing his end.
Of course, I am wondering how this happened in the first place, but more importantly how to rectify this.
Please advise and help if possible.