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1 Company - 21 Business Listings, 33 phone numbers - all go to the same place

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One business – 21 Listings listings at Virtual office / PO Box all with separate phone numbers. All phone numbers will get you through to the same individual in Northern Ireland.

 

A single company has created a total of 21 business listing on Google Maps with the use of PO Box addresses and virtual offices. A geographical telephone number is provided with each one as well as a website.

 

The company which owns these websites and listings is:

 

Easy Data Recovery Ltd

Registered office address

196 Upper Lisburn Road, Belfast, BT10 0LA

Company number NI625698

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/NI625698

 

Their website claims that they are located in a total of 33 office locations, see: http://www.easyrecovery.co.uk/locations/

 

There are no staff members of Easy Data Recovery at any of the offices listed. These addresses only allow parcels to be dropped off. This contravenes the terms set out by Google for business listings on maps. On some of the map listings there are reviews from customers stating that there are no staff present.

 

I have tried reporting some of these listings as ‘spam’ in the normal method on Google Maps. However, the changes to the listing are not applied, as most of the listings are verified by address or phone number.

 

Please can someone look into this and potentially have these listings removed? This does seem to be a obvious abuse of Google Maps to increase local search engine optimisation at the expense of real local business.

 

Below I have listed as many of the Virtual Office Google Map listings I could find.

 

Regards,

Tim

 

 

Glasgow Data Recovery

20-23 Woodside Pl, Glasgow G3 7QF

0141 404 0294

https://goo.gl/maps/2swo1H4SGLt

 

Edinburgh Data Recovery

83 Princes St, Edinburgh EH2 2ER

0131 202 0491

https://goo.gl/maps/Mv9d6tCxiU52

 

Manchester Data Recovery

Peter House, Oxford St, Manchester M1 5AN

0161 871 0788

https://goo.gl/maps/Vh3oA2VsS7S2

 

Newcastle Data Recovery

Rotterdam House, 116 Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3DY

0191 406 1051

https://goo.gl/maps/mso4wpWPtaL2

 

Leeds Data Recovery

2 Wellington Pl, Leeds LS1 4AP

0113 322 3083

https://goo.gl/maps/LnK7AjM9QHT2

 

Sheffield Data Recovery

The Portergate, 257 Ecclesall Rd, Sheffield S11 8NX

0114 339 2028

https://goo.gl/maps/7QwFt1gk8gC2

 

Birmingham Data Recovery

Council House, Birmingham B1 1BD

0121 661 4461

https://goo.gl/maps/AwSpqpPTnXn

 

Swansea Data Recovery

Princess House, Princess Way, Swansea SA1 3LW

01792 344082

https://goo.gl/maps/bHZeu8U79X72

 

Nottingham Data Recovery

City Gate East Tollhouse Hill, Tollhouse Hill, Nottingham NG1 5FS

0115 822 0606

https://goo.gl/maps/mekfFqXYsmD2

 

Aberdeen Data Recovery

1 Berry St, Aberdeen AB25 1HF

01224 452094

https://goo.gl/maps/WN7zveuVVcu

 

Bristol Data Recovery

Temple Quay, 1 Friary, Bristol BS1 6EA

0117 332 1137

https://goo.gl/maps/szecmpCVyKw

 

Milton Keynes Data Recovery

Midsummer Court, 316 Midsummer Blvd, Milton Keynes MK9 2UB

01908 764066

https://goo.gl/maps/hVcbv2jZPRs

 

Oxford Data Recovery

The Quorum, Alec Issigonis Way, Oxford Business Park, Oxford OX4 2JZ

01865 593000

https://goo.gl/maps/yKJfsvin1Ey

 

Cambridge Data Recovery

Compass House, Chivers Way, Histon, Cambridge CB24 9BZ

01223 655015

https://goo.gl/maps/rS99Vae6v1G2

 

Reading Data Recovery

Davidson House, Forbury Square, Abbey Square, Reading RG1 3EU

0118 907 1029

https://goo.gl/maps/q3kXVo6jEBE2

 

Plymouth Data Recovery

4th Floor Salt Quay House, 6 N Rd E, Plymouth PL4 0HP

01752 479547

https://goo.gl/maps/dUYqSm3uqxD2

 

MaidenHead Data Recovery

1 Bell St, Maidenhead SL6 1BU

01628 560002

https://goo.gl/maps/joXZkKxmezy

 

Staines Data Recovery

Knyvett House, Watermans Business Park, The Causeway, Staines TW18 3BA

01784 770050

https://goo.gl/maps/7aH52sbXRqT2

 

Guildford Data Recovery

3000 Cathedral Hill, Guildford GU2 7YB

01483 901310

https://goo.gl/maps/PiBV7ken6HS2

 

Advanced Data Recovery

90 Long Acre, London WC2E 9RA

020 3086 8633

https://goo.gl/maps/eMWctwAfpK52

 

Brighton Data Recovery

Tower Point, North Rd, Brighton BN1 1YR

01273 964902

https://goo.gl/maps/dHZY1HwATPr

 

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Re: 1 Company - 21 Business Listings, 33 phone numbers - all go to the same place

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@james w

please take a look at this thread
as best as i can tell it was never resolved

the fake listings are still intact

ive seen similar virtual office / regus activity for data recovery in USA and Canada

1 Company - 21 Business Listings, 33 phone numbers - all go to the same place

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Yeah, this looks pretty fishy. I'll make some calls soon as time zones line up to double check, if it doesn't check out (as I expect it won't) then I'll pass this along to the spam team. 

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Hello James,

 

Thank you for your response. Yes, by all means make some calls. I have a feeling you will end up speaking to the same person each time (it's a husband / wife business). If you ask if you can visit the business addresses listed and meet a member of staff there you will be refused.

 

In general the Virtual Office / Regus hosting is prevalent in this area of niche IT. This is because so many customers for data recovery services are 'one-off' jobs (once people lose data, they are more careful in the future!) Consequently there is a high reliance on Google Search. There are a number of companies which have a similar setup. If this gets resolved then I can list some others too.

 

Best regards,

Tim.

1 Company - 21 Business Listings, 33 phone numbers - all go to the same place

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Hello Richard,

 

Thank you very much for highlighting this issue and raising to James W. You are correct, the issue has not been resolved yet.

 

Tim.

1 Company - 21 Business Listings, 33 phone numbers - all go to the same place

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Hello James,

 

Did you have opportunity to investigate this issue? It would be great to know the result. Thank you for your time on this matter.

 

Best regards,

Tim

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I did, I'm still waiting to hear back. It looks like they will all be deleted, I'll update this thread when it's been done. 

 

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1 Company - 21 Business Listings, 33 phone numbers - all go to the same place

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Hi Tim, 

Glasgow Data Recovery was left alone, so they have at least one valid listing. All the others should be deleted now though. 

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Hello James,

 

Thank you for taking the time to follow the matter up, it is appreciated very much. Yes, it appears that Google Maps administrators have now removed nearly all of the listings. Thank you.

 

Would it be too much trouble for you if I listed other very similar listings which are using virtual offices to allow for multiple maps listings? I realise this generates some more work for you? I can provide as detailed information as required to keep it as straightforward as possible for any checks?

 

Best regards,

Tim

 

 

Re: 1 Company - 21 Business Listings, 33 phone numbers - all go to the same place

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@TimGlo
i think it would be best to create a new thread

unless it is about the same entity or company

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