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Howdy,

 

Just recently, my company took ownership of the Google My Business page from someone who had ownership of it that did not have access to my business or no affiliation with it whatsoever. We worked with Google, they were more than hospitable, and helped us our tremendously by wrestling control from this fake and returning it into our hands.

 

Recently, we have been receiving verification codes from Google from the previous, fake, owner trying to take control back from us. How do I go about contacting Google to let them know this other account is a fraud trying to steal our My Google account?

 

The Company is Sims Grass, CO in Bedford, TX. The account that keeps trying to take it, and previously owned it, is simsgrasscobedfordtx@gmail.com. No one connected with my business has access to this account and I have never seen it before in my life. The only email that should have access should simply be SimsGrass@gmail.com, which is this account here. 

 

Please help me put a stop to these imposters!

 

Mike Sims

Sims Grass, CO

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Re: Someones trying to verify our business

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Hi @Michael S

 

I was going to say contact business support: >> https://support.google.com/business/contactflow

 

But i think I will escalate and see what out CM thinks first.

 

What is your business page url ?

 

 

 

 



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Howdy Tim,

This is our website URL: Sims Grass, CO

This is our Google page URL: Sims Grass Google Page


We checked and this was definitely the last owner of our Google My Business
page. No idea who they are, but we emailed that address today and no reply.
Not sure if its someone trying to hold our page hostage. We've gotten maybe
3 verification forms from that email address so far.

Looking to get them stopped once and for all.

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I will see what I can find out.

 

https://plus.google.com/118327198624206454085/about

 



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Tim,

I just disocvered that my Hyperlinks actually didn't work. Apologies. These are the pages in question you asked for:

Website: http://www.simsgrass.com/

My Google Business URL: https://business.google.com/b/118327198624206454085/dashboard/l/05866452018474024194?ppsrc=GMBLR&gmb...

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Hi @Michael S

 

Yes I found it an listed in previous answer.

 

I have reported and see what can be done.



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Thanks Tim, look forward to any solution!