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I marked them as spam, but my reportings are getting denied so here they are:

 

The offending company is Melrose Limousine which I believe is the only real company that is creating these fake listings.

 

Melrose Limousine: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Melrose+Limousine/@44.1684123,-79.4663519,13z/data=!4m8!1m2!2m1!1s...

 

Georgina Limousine Services:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Georgina+Limousine+Services/@44.270173,-79.4077622,12z/data=!3m1!4...

 

Newmarket Limo & Transportation Services:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Newmarket+Limo+%26+Transportation+Services/@44.0502654,-79.4964829...

 

Master Limousine Services: (This one is especially egregious as it is copying the name of a legitimate business to steal customers)

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Master+Limousine+Services/@42.7265321,-84.1555844,6z/data=!4m8!1m2...

 

Aurora Limousine Services:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Aurora+Limousine+Services/@42.0257333,-84.2452379,6z/data=!4m8!1m2...

 

Bradford Limousine Services:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Bradford+West+Gwillimbury+Limousine+Services/@44.140866,-79.781499...

 

Toronto Limousine Services:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Toronto+Limousine+Services/@43.719548,-79.5194937,11z/data=!3m1!4b...

 

Here are all the websites (see any similarities):

http://melroselimo.com/

http://georginalimo.com/

http://limonewmarket.com/

http://masterlimos.ca/

http://auroralimos.ca/

http://bradfordlimousine.com/

http://www.torontolimousineservices.com/

 

More evidence:

If you look within the photos of the above Google listings, you will find the same images as well repeated, including even the cover image they are using.

 

Suspicious Reviewers (that review more than one of the above locations with 5 stars):

 

Dallas Johns:

https://www.google.com/maps/contrib/108863977890439647389/reviews/@44.1497848,-79.4550515,13z/data=!...

 

Gabriel g:

https://www.google.com/maps/contrib/118407651456139422741/reviews/@44.0197683,-79.4222829,10z/data=!...

 

Very Suspicious Reviewers (getting sloppy!):

 

Robert Mog (even reviewed the (fake) company that built all of these websites: http://businessrep.ca/ )

https://www.google.com/maps/contrib/102094186300057293350/reviews/@43.9966781,-79.4101388,10z/data=!...

 

Debbie Kig:

https://www.google.com/maps/contrib/111566001444345591546/reviews/@44.1625669,-79.4101388,11z/data=!...

 

Terry Lance:

https://www.google.com/maps/contrib/103815827355493030648/reviews/@44.0671845,-79.4429075,12z/data=!...

 

Julia brown:

https://www.google.com/maps/contrib/117467971573350215478/reviews/@44.1123736,-79.4429075,12z/data=!...

 

Matt Brown:

https://www.google.com/maps/contrib/112847479573412516636/reviews/@43.9966781,-79.3875824,10z/data=!...

 

Rayen Rayen:

https://www.google.com/maps/contrib/101319510703507228791/reviews/@43.9432967,-79.425598,10z/data=!3...

 

Lastly, if you call all the different phone numbers, you get the same person answering, except that he has a different name each time.

 

Phew!

 

I know there are other listings that are keyword stuffed in this category, but these are so very obviously all the same linked company, fake reviewers it's ridiculous that my spam reports are getting denied.

 

Hopefully I have a built enough of a convincing case for something to be done.

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Hey Yan,

 

I will escalate these to Google since there is multiple cases of spam going on here. I will reply as soon as I hear back.


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Super, thank you very much.

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Hey Yan,

 

Google got back to me and I believe the only page that was left up is the original one for Melrose.


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Good grief.  I'll send these back as well.


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# 7
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@yan g

 

This is really old but Google removed the additional ones you provided.  If that solves this issue, please mark this thread as resolved. If you have any new listings to report, please start a new thread.


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Thanks Joy. This is like a hydra, there are more now than before I think. I will mark as closed and put together another set.