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Jamin Lynch

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« on: March 07, 2014, 12:15:30 pm »

I've had Google call me 3 times this week asking what my business address is. I told them to do a Google search and find out for themselves. :o
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Re: Google
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2014, 12:33:40 pm »

I've had Google call me 3 times this week asking what my business address is. I told them to do a Google search and find out for themselves. :o

Are you sure it's really Google?  I've never heard of Google manually tracking down information.  I bet it's a scam or some sketchy marketing.
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« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2014, 12:36:38 pm »

I've had Google call me 3 times this week asking what my business address is. I told them to do a Google search and find out for themselves. :o
I *wish* Google would call us and ask us what our business address is. Google Maps is convinced we're at Bronte St. S, rather than Bronte St N. The same thing happens to folks on the South side; it's not unusual for me to find a very confused driver parked in our lot.
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« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2014, 01:12:17 pm »

I *wish* Google would call us and ask us what our business address is. Google Maps is convinced we're at Bronte St. S, rather than Bronte St N. The same thing happens to folks on the South side; it's not unusual for me to find a very confused driver parked in our lot.

We get that here too, on Google maps it's in the right place, but when you get driving directions sometimes they take you to W. Milwaukee St, instead of E. Milwaukee St.

(or used to)

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Re: Google
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2014, 01:28:43 pm »

More than likely a phishing scam of some sort. Most companies nowadays will either contact you via snail mail or email, not by phone.

There's been a recent rash of similar calls from people claiming to be from Microsoft asking you to renew your warranty subscription.

Shady folk out there.
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« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2014, 01:47:58 pm »

More than likely a phishing scam of some sort. Most companies nowadays will either contact you via snail mail or email,


Only companies based in Nigeria use email anymore though.
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« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2014, 01:58:31 pm »

I dunno, that's how I got my millions and have been living happily ever since. The bank keeps calling me for some reason about a bounced check, though. Seems odd since I know I have at least $15 million still in there. Oh well, I'm sure it's just a mixup on their end that will get sorted out.
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« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2014, 02:30:19 pm »

I had the same call from "google" for months.  I always hung up.  Recently I waited on the line. After a little bit there was an opt out option.  I pushed whatever number that was and have not had a call since.
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« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2014, 11:25:57 am »

I *wish* Google would call us and ask us what our business address is. Google Maps is convinced we're at Bronte St. S, rather than Bronte St N. The same thing happens to folks on the South side; it's not unusual for me to find a very confused driver parked in our lot.

Have you tried changing it with the "suggest a correction"-kind of tool there is in Google Maps? It worked for an address of mine, which I manually plotted in (it's an underground bunker from the cold war, so it's not an ordinary position, but in the middle of a grass field). It took a week or something and then the change was implemented...
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Re: Google
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2014, 11:29:00 am »

Are you sure it's really Google?  I've never heard of Google manually tracking down information.  I bet it's a scam or some sketchy marketing.

I wondered that. But the caller ID said Google. I guess these days that doesn't mean it's really them
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