Norwich locksmith warns customers of overpriced locksmith scams.
Lock Solid locksmiths Norwich shocked by locksmiths rates.
LockSolid Norwich locksmith noted a particularly interesting article on locksmith scams & dishonest locksmths in a recent article on Search Engine Journal.
It would seem that Google is starting a big crack down on locksmith scammers at last. The crackdown is targeting locksmiths on Google Maps Google Places as well as Google Adwords accounts.
As any locksmith currently listed on Google Maps will already know, you have to go through a small verification process to prove your locksmith business is located where you say it is.
This is done by sending a verification notice to the locksmiths address containing a code that you then enter in your locksmith Google My Business page.
The new verification process will involve locksmiths answering questions on a form provided by Google and also a third party verifying company.
The process is supposed to be quick and simple and will effect existing locksmiths listings as well as new locksmith listings on Google search.
It appears this will be starting with locksmiths in San Diego as there has been much said about locksmith scams in the United States. Where unlicensed locksmiths are trading fraudulently and ripping off customers hundreds of dollars.
Heres how the locksmith scam works. • After being locked out of ones home, a quick Google search brings up a list of local locksmiths. • Google returns Adwords ads and Google My Business listings for locksmiths offering cheap or inexpensive service rates. • Calling one of these bargain locksmiths actually routes you to an offshore call centre. They dispatch someone local to come to open your door. • The locksmith shows up and before trying any other options, immediately drills the lock open. Then slaps you with a large bill for the service. • The cheap service you thought you were getting turns into a large expense.
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But what about us in the UK how will Google get locksmith scammers out of their listings over here?
Hopefully when it comes into force over here the verification process will find a better way of stopping the address fraud of locksmiths companies. Locksmiths that have lots of listings with different addresses.
You never know it may even stop the “national locksmiths companies” that currently operate in the UK.
At the moment advertising as “local” oprating from call centres, sub-contracting work out and over charging customers.