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Restaurant listing hijacked!!

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Hello

 

A business listing that I have managed for YEARS has just been hijacked! The maps URL is:

 

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Khas+Tandoori/@51.5481377,-0.0897146,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0...

 

The official website is:

 

www.khas-tandoori.co.uk

 

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.

 

David